Ostomy Care

An ostomy is a surgical procedure that creates an opening in the abdomen called a stoma as a way for waste products to leave the body. Whether temporary or permanent, ostomy surgery (for example colostomy, ileostomy, urostomy and ileal conduit) results in an alteration of body function.

Our skilled and caring staff is experienced in the assessment and evaluation of ostomies. Our ostomy care services include:

  • Counseling before and after surgery
  • Stoma site selection
  • Postoperative skin and stoma assessment and management
  • Selection and teaching of appropriate appliance/pouch techniques
  • Patient and family education

Silicon Valley Ostomy Support Group
If you have had, or are preparing for Ostomy surgery, join us for our Ostomy Support Group, which meets the second Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Rosalie Rendu Room in the cafeteria. For more information, call (408) 532-0440.