Help for Those Who Have or Will Have Bowel or Urinary Diversion Surgery

If you or someone you love has an ostomy (bowel or urinary diversion) – or been advised by a physician that an ostomy may be required – Mercy Ostomy Care can help.

An ostomy surgery may be necessary with colon or bladder cancer, trauma, birth abnormalities or because of inflammatory bowel diseases, such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s Disease. There are four types of ostomy surgery: colostomy, ileostomy, urostomy and continent diversion. Many ostomies are temporary, sometimes lasting between three and six months.

At Mercy, we offer a certified ostomy nurse who can evaluate an ostomy and make recommendations for peristomal skin problems and appropriate pouch systems, as well as for pre-operative stoma marking and education. A physician order is required for the visit.