After the surgery

Looking after your stoma post surgery

The days after ostomy surgery can be challenging. You have a pouch attached to your abdomen and lots of new things to learn. It's important to remember that it takes time to adjust, but it will get easier. With support from your ostomy care nurse and practical guidance on how to change your ostomy pouch and care for your skin, you should soon be able to do the things you've always done.

Getting familiar with your Ostomy

Keeping the skin around your stoma healthy

Taking care of your stoma and the skin around it will ensure that you will get the best results from your ostomy pouching system. This will help you feel confident in any situation.

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What will the stoma look and feel like after surgery?

When you wake up after the operation you'll be wearing your first pouch. This will probably be a transparent one so that your nurses can check on your new stoma easily.

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How do I learn about adjusting to life with an ostomy?

Your ostomy care nurse will explain how to take card of your stoma while you're still in hospital. There's a lot of information to take in, so don't be afraid to ask questions.

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Simplifying Ostomy for you !


Life after ostomy surgery is a journey, with challenges along the way. Here we provide you with some of the explanations of ostomy appliance terminology you may come across.

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Simplified instructional videos

Ileostomy video guides

Watch the video guides on how to empty and change an ileostomy bag.

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Urostomy video guides

Watch video guides on how to empty and change a urostomy bag.

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Colostomy video guides

Watch video guides on how to change a colostomy bag.

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Ostomy Products

Sensura

SenSura is the core range of ostomy appliances from Coloplast. A unique double-layer adhesive makes SenSura pouches secure, as well as keeping skin healthy.

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Alterna

The Alterna spiral adhesive is a combination of materials designed for security and protection in a spiral-structure, for Secure adherence to your skin and absorption of moisture from your skin - providing skin friendliness and protection from irritation

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Brava

Our new Brava® range of accessories features products that are designed to reduce leakage and protect the skin. They also help to achieve customized solutions for different body shapes and needs.

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Ostomy Care Patient Testimonials

Stina

Clothes are a part of my identity, so I worried about what I could wear after my operation. Today, I still dress the way I want.

Mike

I was so glad to get back to work, it meant a lot to me. At first I worried about my ostomy appliance, but now I’m just focused on the job.

Mesha

I lost 35 kilos when I was ill. But I have put it all back on. I feel determined, I’m training regularly and I’m now a specialist personal trainer.

       

       

Assistance and Guidance just a call away!

Our Care programs, designed for people living with an ostomy, offer straight-forward advice, personalized support and inspiration. Care is available when you need it. Our dedicated regional language speaking CARE team of advisors and specialists are here to help you live a better life by helping you do more of the things you love, so you can be you!

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