Yeah, I'm sure there'd always be an NG tube for most all of our surgeries, and I think intubation is the same thing. It isn't a breathing tube, goes in the stomach and out the nose to suction out stuff in the belly. I honestly pulled mine out by mistake! And luckily had no further nausea issue. I was pushing myself up to get out of bed and had my hand on it, holding it down while I stood and it popped out. I didn't even know it until the RN saw it on the floor!