Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)

It is an endoscopic medical procedure in which a feeding tube (PEG tube) is passed into a patient's stomach through the abdominal wall, most commonly to provide a means of feeding when oral intake is not adequate. Typical candidates for this procedure are patients who are malnourrished, or if they have a condition that affects their swallowing such as a stroke or throat cancer.