What is a stoma?
To have a stoma is not a disease in itself, although it does indicate previous serious illness. Cancer is the disease that necessitates 80% of all ostomy surgeries.
The word ostomy refers to the type of surgery required when a person has lost the normal function of the bowel or the bladder. The surgery falls into three general categories:
Colostomy (diverting the large intestine)
Ileostomy (diverting the small intestine)
Urostomy (diverting urine passage)
When someone undergoes ostomy surgery, the surgeon creates a "stoma", or surgical opening, through the abdominal wall. Then, bodily wastes can be expelled into a special appliance attached to the stoma - the kinds of appliances Coloplast makes.
A stoma can be temporary or permanent. About 70% of all people with a stoma undergo colostomy; 18% undergo ileostomy; and 12% undergo urostomy.
At U S Ostomy we carry high-quality 1 piece and 2 piece ostomy systems, ostomy pastes and powders, skin barriers and deodorants. These products are from top ostomy manufacturers such as Hollister, Convatec, Coloplast, Bard and Nu-Hope.
If you have any questions about our ostomy products, feel free to contact us at (800) 866-3002 or (817) 354-9882 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org