Ostomy, Ileostomy and Colostomy Clinic

An ostomy is a surgical procedure that connects an area inside your body to the outside. Most often, an ostomy involves part of your bowel or bladder. This connection creates an opening in your skin called a stoma. An ostomy allows stool or urine to bypass an injured or diseased part of your digestive system.

ostomy and colostomy

Our Ostomy, Ileostomy and Colostomy Clinic has specially trained wound, ostomy, ileostomy, colostomy and continence (WOC) nurses help patients with many ostomy management and skin issues.  We specialize in ostomy treatment care for you and your ostomy, and teach you what you need to know.

We provide a full range of services for patients with a stoma (colostomy, ileostomy and urostomy), as well as fistula and tube stabilization management.

Reasons a patient may need a colostomy include:

  • Diverticulitis. This is inflammation of diverticula (little sacs along the colon)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Cancer of the colon or intestines
  • Obstruction (blockage) in the larger or smaller intestine
  • Injury to the intestines or colon
  • Birth defects affecting the colon or intestines

Ostomy Conditions and Specialties

  • Ileostomy
  • Dermatitis
  • Colostomy appliances
  • Colostomy bags
  • Colostomy problems
  • Colostomy hernias
  • Colostomy prolapse

Counseling for Ostomy Patients

  • We have answers to questions such as surgical procedures, living with a stoma, pre- and post-op diets, concerns re: returning to work, etc.
  • We familiarize patients and their families with various types of ostomy appliances and supplies that are available.
  • We assist patients in selecting the most reliable pouching system/appliance, while keeping their personal needs and choices in mind.

Stoma Management

  • Patients are instructed on self-care, proper hygiene and skin health.
  • Patients, families and/or caregivers learn proper stoma care to help prevent common problems from occurring.
  • Care coordination and management for patients with a new or existing ostomy, with or without complications.
  • Determine if patient’s current pouching system/appliance is adequate/ reliable and obtain new appliance if it needs to be updated.
  • Assess patient’s clothing and provide recommendations if needed for undergarments, support belts, etc.
  • Arrange for visit(s) by a home health agency prior to patient discharge and work in conjunction with this agency care and staff for a seamless continuum of care

Problem Solving and Ongoing Support

  • Our clinic helps you with pouching system/appliance failures, such as leaks.
  • Sometime there is need to refit pouching system/appliance to provide proper seal and optimum comfort as needed.
  • We offer short-term care and/or long-term management for patients with peristomal skin loss, infections, ulcers, and/or rashes.
  • Ostomy lifestyle changes can be daunting; we help to alleviate anxieties associated with the ostomy, providing needed support.

Sensura Mio

We recommend the new SenSura® Mio ostomy products for all types of ostomies. You can now receive a free sample ostomy bag from Coloplast.

Go here to request your new, improved ostomy kit.

Features include:

  • New elastic adhesive to fit your body shape
  • Neutral gray color for discretion
  • Full-circle filter reduces ballooning

Please contact our Clinic for more information and to set an appointment.

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