Double Barrel Colostomy

 The double-barrel colostomy (double barrel transverse colostomy) rarely is performed today. In this surgery, the bowel is completely divided resulting in two stomas on the abdominal wall.  Both ends of the bowel are brought through the abdomen to the skin surface as two separate sections. The proximal stoma is functional and […] Read more »

Urostomy Surgery

When an artificial opening (stoma) is created surgically for the urinary system it is called a urostomy.  This procedure is indicated when drainage of urine from the bladder is not possible through the urethra or when the bladder has been removed.  The need for a urostomy can be caused by […] Read more »

Colostomy Diet and Nutrition

Nutrition-wise, it would be necessary to emphasize that no standard diet plan or recommendation can be given to any patient at any time. This is not like your average car that you feed the same type of gas for all models, types or makes. Individualized trial and error is something […] Read more »

Low Fiber Colostomy Diet

This Colostomy Diet Menu Guide is made for patient who are on colostomy or ileostomy diet. It is generally composed of a low fiber diet and is intended to rest the gastrointestinal tract for duration of weeks to months, some even are permanent. So, what really is a low fiber diet […] Read more »

Types of Pouching Systems

Ostomy Supplies have two variants: a one piece and a two piece system. These two variants include also two things to be complete: one, is your wafer which is also called skin barrier or faceplate. The pouch that is then going to be attached to the abdomen to collect the […] Read more »

Ostomy Supplies

The internet is full of information and distinguishing which is relevant from the ones that are just cramping up spaces has been proven to be a difficult task. Ostomy patients like you or your loved ones need the right knowledge as it is crucial. We will be adding information and recommendations over time […] Read more »

Transverse Colostomy Care

The discharge from the transverse colostomy is semi-solid, unpredictable and contains some digestive enzymes. The management of the transverse colostomy consists of skin protection and a drainable pouch. A closed-end pouch can be used for convenience during special activities. Skin irritation can usually be prevented by having a correctly fitted […] Read more »

Temporary Colostomy

Temporary Colostomy is usually indicated for patients who have recently been into abdominal surgery because of trauma, damage, or other disease conditions that requires the Gastrointestinal tract to be rested for a while. Surgeons follow the usual types of colostomies to certain patients who need it the most. The stoma where the stool will exit […] Read more »

Ostomy Wound Care

Ostomy wound care is basically the cleaning of the area around the stoma whether it be a colostomy, ileostomy or a urostomy. These are three different kinds of stoma but the principle behind cleaning and caring for them is basically the same. So we begin: How to remove the old […] Read more »

Ileostomy Surgery

An ileostomy is a surgically created opening in the abdominal wall. The end of the ileum (the lowest portion of the small intestine) is brought through the abdominal wall to form a stoma, usually on the lower right side of the abdomen. When you look at your stoma, you are […] Read more »