- Aug 26, 2007
I took my Father to have the PEG tube inserted this morning. After around 40 minutes in the OR, the interventional radiologist came out and told me that he failed to insert the tube. He suggested that we see a GI doctor and get the feeding tube inserted through gastroscopy or through surgery. I would like to know if anyone else had similar experience. My worry about the gastroscopy is the possibility of damage the already fragile muscles involved in swallowing and the weak neck. Please advise!