Angiography > Exams & Procedures > Gastrojejunostomy Feeding Tube

A gastrojejunostomy is another type of feeding tube. A feeding tube is placed directly into the stomach and then into the jejunum (small bowel) to provide liquid nutrition to patients who are unable to eat.

Local anaesthetic is injected into the skin to numb the area and then access to the stomach is obtained. A catheter is left in place and secured to the skin with an anchoring device.

You must not have anything to eat or drink for at least 6 hours prior to the procedure. If you are taking aspirin, Coumadin, Tyclid, Plavix or Aggrenox please stop taking this medication one week before, but only with your doctor's approval. A blood test may be taken prior to having the procedure done if you are on any of the above mentioned drugs.