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How is a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube removed?

Your doctor will remove the percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube using firm traction and will either insert a new tube or let the opening close if no replacement is needed. PEG sites close quickly once the tube is removed, so accidental dislodgment requires immediate attention.

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