Feeding Tubes


    A feeding tube is a medical device used to provide nutrition to patients who cannot obtain nutrition by mouth, are unable to swallow safely, or need nutritional supplementation. Feeding tubes may be necessary on adults or children in certain situations.

    Our providers


    Melanie Barnard, MD

    Medical Director, The Breast Center General Surgery, Cancer Care
    315 W. Carpenter St. 2nd Floor Clinic C Springfield, IL 62702

    Jarrod Wall, MD

    General Surgeon General Surgery
    747 N. Rutledge Street 2nd floor Springfield, IL 62702

    Why SIU

    Continually learning

    With a focus on continual improvement, our doctors take the time to research, study and innovate to provide the latest treatments for our patients.

    Patient-first experience

    Our care ranges from primary care physicians to specialists and sub-specialists who have advanced training. We're here for you when you need us.

    Breakthrough tech

    Continually teaching the next generation of doctors, our physicians use the latest developments in procedures and technologies for our patients.