At the ostomy clinic, our certified ostomy nurses care for individuals with a colostomy, ileostomy, urostomy, continent diversion, urinary diversion, fistula or tubes.
Our nurses help ostomy patients with adjustments to lifestyle changes, which include sexual counseling, clothing changes, or modifications for work or leisure activities. Our focus is to help patients to be as active and independent as possible.
There are three types of ostomies. While many require an outside bag to collect waste, some types allow waste collection inside your body. The type of ostomy needed and how long it will be needed depends on the medical condition. The three types include:
This operation creates an opening somewhere in the large intestine such as the bowel or colon. In most cases, waste passes through the new opening and is collected in a pouch outside the body.
In this procedure, the colon and the rectum may be removed. Waste will then pass through a new opening in the small intestine. In some ileostomies, waste collects in an outside pouch. But in other types, waste can collect either in a pouch inside the body or may still be removed naturally.
This ostomy creates an opening that diverts urine away from a diseased or infected bladder. The urine is then collected in a pouch outside the body.
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