Ostomy

In Living Well with Your Colostomy, learn all about the colostomy procedure, the types of colostomies that are performed and information for after your colostomy including:

  • how to order supplies and ostomy accessories
  • types of pouches
  • how to empty or change your pouch
  • how to care for your stoma and surrounding skin
  • what kind of diet is best

In Living Well with Your Ileostomy, learn all about the ileostomy procedure, the types of ileostomies that are performed and information for after your ileostomy including:

  • how to order supplies and ostomy accessories
  • types of pouches
  • how to empty or change your pouch  
  • how to care for your stoma and surrounding skin
  • how to handle blockages  
  • what kind of diet is best and how to prevent dehydration

In Living Well with Your Urostomy, learn all about the urostomy procedure, the types of urostomies that are performed and information for after your urostomy including:

  • how to order supplies and ostomy accessories
  • types of pouches
  • how to empty or change your pouch  
  • how to care for your stoma and surrounding skin
  • what to do if your pouch leaks 
  • what kind of diet is best 

Living with an Ostomy

The United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc. has produced a video showing the positive quality of life attainable after ostomy surgery. View the video or order the DVD on ostomy.org.

Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Tips for Living With Your Ostomy, osty-ahc-21002
First Published: 07/15/2001
Last Reviewed: 01/15/2012