This is a minimally invasive technique used to insert a gastrostomy feeding tube. It requires a 2-5 day stay in hospital usually.

During the procedure, a small tube is passed via endoscopy straight through the abdominal wall into the stomach cavity and a plastic tube is left there in order that feeds can be administered to promote good nutrition. This is particularly helpful for children with significant feeding difficulties or an inability to use the normal routes of feeding to promote good nutrition.