A nasogastric tube is a long, flexible plastic tube inserted into a
person's nose and threaded into the stomach to deliver fluid that contains
nutrients directly into the stomach (tube feeding). A nasogastric tube may also
be used to suction excess gastric fluids out of the stomach and to deliver
medicines to a person who temporarily cannot swallow.
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kimberly Dow, MD, FRCPC - Neonatology
PeaceHealth endeavors to provide comprehensive health care information, however some topics in this database describe services and procedures not offered by our providers or within our facilities because they do not comply with, nor are they condoned by, the ethics policies of our organization.