What is the role of anesthesia in gastrostomy tube replacement?

Updated: May 26, 2020
  • Author: Erik D Schraga, MD; Chief Editor: Vikram Kate, MBBS, MS, PhD, FRCS, FACS, FACG, FRCS(Edin), FRCS(Glasg), FIMSA, MAMS, MASCRS, FFST(Ed)  more...
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G-tube replacement generally requires no anesthesia. If the skin site is sore, local administration of lidocaine or bupivacaine can decrease discomfort associated with tube replacement. For more information, see Local Anesthetic Agents, Infiltrative Administration.

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