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Gastric suction

Gastric suction

Overview

Gastric suction is perform to empty the contents of the stomach before it passes through the rest of the digestive tract.

Review Date 9/17/2016

Updated by: Debra G. Wechter, MD, FACS, general surgery practice specializing in breast cancer, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.