Patient Education Material

A gastrojejunostomy is a minimally invasive procedure in which a long catheter-like tube (called a gastrojejunostomy tube) is inserted through your abdomen and into your small intestine. The tube provides nutritional support to patients who are unable to eat and are unsuitable for a gastrostomy tube due to a blockage preventing food from passing from the stomach into the small intestine, severe paralysis of part of the stomach or a high risk of choking.

If you are on any medication which prevents blood clotting, you will stop taking it before the procedure, if possible.

You should not eat anything before the procedure. The interventional radiologist will insert a tube in your nose which will go into your stomach (called a nasogastric tube) and then will perform an ultrasound of your stomach to check the position of your liver and confirm that the tube is correctly placed.

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