What is a gastrojejunostomy?
Gastrojejunostomy is a minimally invasive procedure in which a long tube (gastrojejunostomy) is inserted through the stomach into the small intestine. This tube allows for food to travel directly into the small intestine. Often, a percutaneous radiologic gastronomy (PRG) precedes the placement of this tube. The gastrojejunostomy is placed using the same opening. A gastrojejunostomy offers nutritional support to patients who are unable to eat and who cannot absorb nutrients through the stomach, such as patients facing nausea or vomiting, or patients who choke when food travels back up from the stomach.