Jejunostomy (J) Tube
J tubes are a long-term option that go through both the abdomen and the stomach, and then continues into the part of the small intestine called the jejunum.
A few different scenarios require a person to get a J tube instead of a G tube. Doctors may also suggest J tubes for people with slowed digestion to prevent reflux or other issues that a direct-to-stomach tube might cause.
Like G tubes, J tubes have the flexibility of serving as either a standard-length tube (“dangler”) or a low-profile, button tube. J tubes are placed through various surgical procedures. Because the tube extends down into the small intestine, these tubes cannot be replaced at home.