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Feeding Tube Care

To continue meeting nutritional requirements

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Key Components of Feeding Tube Care

Feeding Tube is advised to meet the nutritional requirements of patients who are unable to eat or face difficulty in swallowing

Feeding Tube Principles
Nutrition and Swallow Therapy
Speech Therapy
Psychology and Emotional Wellbeing
Cognitive Training
PEG Dressing

Rebuild speech & cognitive functions

Prevent complications

Improved overall quality of life

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Types of Tube Feeds

We offer 4 types of Tube Feeds, you can opt for Feeding Tube Care for long-term benefits:

Through the nose down the oesophagus into the stomach. Used short term – 6 to 8 weeks.

Through the nose, down the oesophagus, down the stomach to small jejunum, part of small intestine. Used when feeding into the stomach is not tolerated.

Directly into the stomach through a small stoma (opening) created by a surgical incision over the abdomen. Long term use, more than 6 months

Directly into the jejunum through a small opening (Stoma) created by surgical incision on the abdomen. Used post surgeries of the stomach where stomach need rest to heal.

Components of Feeding Tube Care

Having a feeding tube means learning new skills and adopting new routines.

Mouth care and psychological support to reduce stress related to the feeding tube

The feeding tube is regularly changed and maintained by a specially trained expert

The feeding tube is inserted by an expert while maintaining all precautions

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Hear from the Healed

Happy patients share their kind words and experiences.

Overall rating

Never experienced such high quality care before

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My wife had a stroke at the age of 49. After Surgery, we were referred to HCAH Transition Care Center. My wife was practically bedridden with multiple tubes running through her. But her recovery at HCAH began on day one. Their multidisciplinary staff...
is very experienced, well trained, and well mannered. They made us feel that we were a family and addressed all our anxieties. I have never experienced such high quality care before. My wife has now recovered, free of all the tubes, and can do her daily activities by herself. Thank you HCAH!

Amish Tripathi, 49

Very responsive to all our needs and requirements

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We had a caregiver from HCAH for my 85-year-old Dad to help him recover from back surgery. He was very alert, optimistic, experienced, and he kept building my old dad's hope to recover. He was very interactive and provided me regular updates with Dad...
's videos and pictures. He ensured that dad had weekly sessions with the doctor on video call. His dedication and care made my dad free of all catheters, feeding tubes by the end of 2 months. I feel that he was the best friend my dad needed at that stage.

Prakash Kukreja, 56

Dedicated and experienced staff

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My sister was admitted to HCAH Post GBS. She came here in a bedridden condition with a tracheostomy, oxygen support, and feeding tubes. Today, after 2 months, the tracheostomy tube, oxygen support, and food pipe have been removed. She can now walk in...
dependently. I thank all the HCAH team members, the doctors, physiotherapists, nurses, and all specialized therapists who have returned my sister her life.

Arvapalli Manikanta, 37

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Frequently Asked Questions

The nutrients within the feed are like what is available from normal food and also digested in the same way. The tube feed covers calories, protein, fat, fibers and all micronutrients required for the patient on daily basis.

Depending on the need for tube feeding, it may be kept for weeks or months. The tube feeding is gradually weaned off and the tube is removed once the disease condition improves, and the patient is able to swallow adequate liquid or semisolid food.

In some cases, tube feeding may be required for a very long period or for life. Having a feeding tube means learning new skills and adopting new routines.

Indications Needing Tube Feed:
  • Unconscious patient with no swallowing/Gag reflex.
  • Post-surgical procedures of Gastrointestinal system
  • Inability to swallow due to disease conditions (tumor, swelling, injury, cancer)
  • Surgery inside oral cavity (mouth).
  • Severe trauma of head and neck
  • Critical Illnesses with altered sensorium.
  • Inability to tolerate oral feeds.
  • Supplementation of Nutrition and fluid requirements.

Gastrostomy Tube (*PEG/**RIG)- Can be inserted directly into the stomach through a small stoma (opening) created by a surgical incision over the abdomen). It can be used for more than 6 months.

Yes. Our expert will assess the severity of your condition and suggest what would work best for your needs: Feeding Tube care at home or at the HCAH care center.

Yes. Our feeding tube care program is comprehensive and gives weight to every aspect of recovery. We have dedicated speech and swallow therapists and cognitive therapists who will help in rebuilding your ability to eat.

The impact of tube feeding on the mental health of the patient is not commonly recognized. HCAH ensures the mental and emotional well-being of the patient and their family through regular psychological sessions.

A family member or the primary caregiver is always educated to play an active role in the care of the tube feed and the recovery plan. The objectives of the care program are confirmed and driven by the family's agreement. The physician closely interacts with the family throughout the care plan and trains them to handle the special needs of the patient at home after discharge.

HCAH follows dedicated feeding tube principles while maintaining hospital-like safety and hygiene and taking all precautions. Our nursing staff is specially trained per the international protocol to care for the patients on tube feed.