Understanding An Ostomy

Your Surgery

If you are about to have ostomy surgery, the more you know about how your body changes and what happens during and after surgery, the more mentally prepared you'll be. Our resources will help you understand the details and not feel overwhelmed.

You can also get the facts about different types of ostomies to help understand your surgery. Learn how your stoma is created. Get introducted to ostomy pouches and how they work. Use our 9-point hospital discharge checklist to get ready to take care of your stoma at home. And more.

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Have Questions?

We've compiled a great list of frequently asked questions along with a glossary to get you started.