Before Surgery

For People With an Ostomy

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Surgery Information

How is a Stoma 
Surgically Created?
A stoma provides an alternative path for urine or
fecal waste to leave your body.
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Preparing for Ostomy Surgery

Ostomy surgery may seem overwhelming and a bit scary, but you're in good company. We can help you get ready–physically and mentally.

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The Basics

Need to know more about your ostomy type? What's a stoma? Not sure why a healthy stoma is critical in your new life? The facts you need are here.

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What to Expect

At Your Pre-Surgery Visit

It's normal to wonder how ostomy surgery will change your life.
We'll help you prepare with good questions to ask your healthcare team.

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In the Hospital

Your new life begins now. Learn how to maximize your time in the hospital so you can confidently transition to self-care at home.

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Immediate Weeks
Following Surgery
When you are in the hospital, you will be taught
how to care for your stoma.
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When you enroll in me+™, you get all of the valuable resources and support you need right at your fingertips - from a dedicated team of ostomy nurses and specialists to information on product, lifestyle and diet. You don't have to figure it out alone. Join today and let us help you get back to doing the things that make you, you.