In order to avoid nasal injuries, the majority of gastric tubes that are not required postoperatively will generally be placed orally. For example, the gastric tube is inserted through the mouth
after endotracheal intubation in patients who require, a laparotomy or laparoscopy intervention without opening the intestine or stomach.
The introduction of a gastric tube is often more difficult and time-consuming than other anesthetic procedures (intubation, IV access, etc.).
The Gastric Tube Guide is the perfect tool for quick oral placement of gastric tubes. It is effective without complications.
No additional equipment needed for placement.
For all gastric tubes up to 18 Fr.
Quick placement of gastric tube saves OR time
Insertion funnel on proximal tip to ease the placement of all types of gastric tubes (PVC, polyurethane, silicone).
Precurved shape to overcome the anatomical structure of the pharynx without the use of additional equipment. Graduation marks in cm to adjust placement of the device.
Slit shaft to allow easy removal of the guide after placement of the gastric tube.
Smooth and beveled distal tip to reduce risk of mucosal lesion during insertion.
Downloads and further information
Brochure: Gastric Tube Guide (PDF)