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Ostomy Education for Patients and Health Providers

This website includes comprehensive information from trusted sources for patients and healthcare professionals about ostomy procedures. The information was developed by multidisciplinary team of nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dietitians, surgeons, and other healthcare professionals working collaboratively to improve care for patients with ostomies.

An ostomy is a surgically created opening in the body for the discharge of body wastes. The most common types are colostomy, ileostomy, and urostomy.  Each year, thousands of people of all ages have ostomy surgery in the US. 

Having an ostomy can be a challengingm but whether you are about to undergo surgery to have an ostomy, already have an ostomy, or are taking care of someone who has one, we are here to help! 

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Colostomy

Ileostomy

Urostomy