Ostomy Counseling Services

An ostomy is a surgical procedure that creates a direct opening from an organ to the body’s exterior, bypassing the usual means of exit. Ostomies often involve the digestive or urinary system. They are used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including diabetes. 

If you have an ostomy, you must learn to take care of it. Life with Diabetes provides ostomy education with an individualized touch. The goal is to equip you with the knowledge and know-how required to maximize your quality of life.

Ostomy Educational Services

Baptist Hospital provides ostomy education on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. Educational services include:

  • Self-care instruction
  • Lifestyle guidelines
  • Pouching system care and usage
  • Proper diet
  • Complications prevention
  • Supportive counseling
  • Rehabilitative care

Our specially trained nurses are available to answer your questions before and after your procedure.