A feeding tube is a device that’s inserted into the stomach through the abdomen to supply nutrition to a patient who cannot ingest food on his or her own. This procedure is known as percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) or G-tube insertion. During the procedure, an endoscope is inserted through the mouth into the stomach. Through the camera on the endoscope, the operating doctor is able to determine the site for insertion of the feeding tube. A feeding bag is used for the gastro-intestinal feeding in adult, paediatric or neonatal patients. An enteral formula may be administered intermittently or continuously, according to the doctor’s order. For continuous feeding, the feeding bag and tubing is hung on an IV pole. The distal end of the tubing is connected to the proximal end of the feeding tube.
Types of Feeding Tubes and Bags
Ryle’s tubing or nasogastric (NG) intubation tube This tube is placed through the nose into the patient’s stomach for the purpose of feeding him or her food and medicine. This method of feeding is generally used when a patient is suffering neck or facial injuries; has recently undergone a neck or facial surgery; needs a mechanical ventilator to breathe; has an intestinal obstruction; or if patient is comatose. The Ryle’s feeding tube is also used for the treatment of prematurely born babies.
Nasoduodenal Feeding Tube These tubes enter through the nose and extend into the beginning of the small intestine. These are usually required when feeding is for a short span of time like 1-6 months.
Nasojejunal Feeding Tube These tubes enter further into the small intestine in the jejunum region.
Gastrostomy Tube These tubes are placed directly into the stomach through the skin.
Gastrojeunal Tube These tubes can have two feeding ports where one port leads to the stomac and the other to jejunum.
Jejunal Tubes These tubes are placed into the small intestine
Buy from an extensive range of feeding tubes and bags available on Smart Medical Buyer for the best prices online in India
Smart Medical Buyer offers a variety of feeding tubes and bags from leading manufacturers like Alpha Therapeutics (ATPL)and Romsons. Infant feeding tubes are available in a sizes ranging from 5 FG to 10 FG. Ryle’s tubes may be purchased on SMB in sizes ranging from 10 FG to 20 FG. All tubes are manufactured using a non-toxic, medical grade PVC compound. The feeding bags available on our website are manufactured to hold a capacity of 1.2 litres. Hangers are provided with the bags for the convenience of hanging the bag up while the patient is fed. Due to high demand, some products of this category may be eligible for next day despatch. All products that do not fall under this policy will be despatched within 48 hours of order confirmation. SMB delivers to all regions within India. As registered hospitals, nursing homes, doctors or nurses, customers can choose to buy feeding tubes and bags in both small and large quantities on SMB. Orders may also be placed using the Smart Medical Buyer app which is available for both android and iOS supported systems