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After the GJ Tube placement the patient can return to the hospital room where they will rest for 2-4 hours. The G-port will be attached to suction for at least 4 hours.[1]

Feedings through the J-port can be started after the patient rests for a few hours. Abdominal pain at the new site for a few days is normal.[1]

References:

  1. UW Health.Gastrojejunostomy Tube (GJ Tube) | Health and Nutrition Facts for You | Patients & Families, UW Health , Oct. 2020, https://patient.uwhealth.org/healthfacts/7986.