Primary percutaneous gastrojejunostomy
A primary percutaneous (through the skin) gastrojejunostomy is a procedure in which a tube is placed through the abdominal wall into the stomach and then through the duodenum into the jejunum. Doctors in our Division of Interventional Radiology uses ultrasound and x-ray to guide the placement of the tube.
How Boston Children's Hospital approaches primary placement of percutaneous gastrojejunostomy
Our pediatric interventional radiologists, the doctors who do the procedure, are highly trained in the performance of invasive procedures on infants and children.
In addition to the interventional radiologist, your child will be cared for by a team of anesthesiologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, and technologists who specialize in caring for children undergoing interventional radiology procedures and treatments.
We perform primary percutaneous gastrojejunostomies in our suite on the second floor of the hospital, which features three procedure rooms equipped with the latest imaging technology, a recovery area for patients who have received sedation or anesthesia and examining rooms for outpatient visits.