N-G Tube

The first use of a tube in the stomach appears to have been with a silver tube in the 17th century by Fabricius ab Aquapendente, a professor of surgery.  In 1790, John Hunter fed a patient via a hollow leather tube for 5 weeks.  Despite more than 200 years of usage, N-G tubes still suffer from 2 fundamental problems; painful insertion and difficulty with ongoing aspiration of stomach contents. 

Sharp Medical Products, LLC (SMP) has addressed these two core problems and has begun work to improve them.