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If a feeding tube is right for you, you will need a surgical procedure to insert the tube into your intestines.
You may be anxious about using the tube at first, but you can relax knowing that we teach you everything you need to know. With our help, you learn how to give yourself liquid nutrition and care for the tube. We also follow up with you in our clinic after the procedure.
Learning how to use a feeding tube takes time. At first, you may experience new symptoms while your body adjusts, such as constipation or diarrhea. Over time, your body will adapt to the liquid nutrition.