Enteral nutrition is the medical term for feeding through a tube in the stomach or small intestine. It can be used at home by people who can't eat normally but whose digestive system is at least partially functioning. Tube feeding may be temporary or lifelong. With time and experience, people using enteral nutrition can have improved quality of life.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for digestive disorders in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked high performing for digestive disorders by U.S. News & World Report.