Ostomy: Ostomy Videos

Our comprehensive video series — hosted by a real ostomate! — will help you learn everything you need to know about ostomy surgery and living with an ostomy.

Your Ostomy Rights: Before Ostomy Surgery

If you’re about to get ostomy surgery, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed. But here’s the good news: as an ostomate, you’re entitled to certain patient rights, even before...

What Is A Colostomy?

Better Health educates, services, and provides colostomy products for those with an colostomy. A colostomy is an operation that creates an opening for the colon, or large intestine, through the abdomen. A colostomy may...

What Is An Ileostomy?

A ileostomy is an operation that creates an opening for the small intestine, through the abdomen, called a stoma. A ileostomy may be temporary or permanent, depending on the reasons that it was required...

Preventing Ostomy Skin Infections

Ostomy skin breakdown or skin infections is a common problem faced by many ostomates, often caused by leakages. If your ostomy barrier doesn’t fit you correctly, leakages are far more...

Can I Have Sex With An Ostomy?

One of the most common questions that ostomates have is how their ostomy will affect their intimate relationships. Here’s the good news: your ostomy surgery won’t take away or destroy your...

Who Is An Ostomy Caregiver?

Some ostomy patients are able to work with a home ostomy nurse following their surgery, but in many cases, your primary caregiver will be your spouse or other family member....

What Is A Urostomy?

A urostomy is one of three primary types of ostomies (along with colostomy and ileostomy). During urostomy surgery, a stoma is created to act as a pathway from the bladder...

How Can An Ostomy Caregiver Help?

Having a robust support system can make all the difference to your recovery time following ostomy surgery. Having a dedicated caregiver, whether it’s a wound and ostomy care nurse (WOCN)...

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