Medical Imaging

Angiography > Exams & Procedures > Jejunostomy Feeding Tube

A jejunostomy is another type of feeding tube. It is placed directly into the jejunum.

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.