You can live better with a Stoma

  • for People with an Ostomy
  • for Healthcare Professionals

Before Surgery

Feeling comfortable about your ostomy starts with understanding the procedure and what questions you should ask before surgery. We can help you prepare with questions you should ask about your surgery.


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Right After Surgery 

Learn what to expect during the first 12 weeks after surgery, including information about emotional and physical concerns, physical activity, and nutrition tips.

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Living With an Ostomy


You deserve to live life on your own terms, without compromise—including all of the activities you love. We’re here to help you learn how.

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Before Surgery Preparing for Ostomy Surgery

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? Not sure why a healthy stoma is critical in your new life? The facts you need are here. 

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Right After Surgery Understanding Your Feelings After Surgery

Understanding Your Feelings

In the first few weeks following surgery, you may find yourself feeling confused, angry, sad or frustrated. These are normal post-surgery feelings. 

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What to Expect During the First 12 Weeks

Your stoma surgery is finished, and you are at home. For many people, surgery can be the beginning of a more comfortable life. 

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Living with a stoma Nutritional Advice

Nutritional Advice

Living with a stoma shouldn't impact your eating habits, but there are things to consider. 

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Physical Activities 

Get back to your favorite exercises with these helpful tips and ideas.

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Travel Tips 

While traveling can be stressful, having a stoma shouldn't be a factor. A little extra planning can go a long way. 

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Life after stoma surgery can impact your feelings about intimacy and sexual relationships. 

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