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Preparing for Surgery

Facing the news that you need to have a stoma is very difficult but with thousands of people having stoma surgery each year, it is important to remember that you are not alone and there is an abundance of help, advice and support available when you are ready to access it.

Facing the news that you need to have a stoma is very difficult but with thousands of people having stoma surgery each year, it is important to remember that you are not alone and there is an abundance of help, advice and support available when you are ready to access it.

This booklet has been designed to provide you with information about your pending stoma surgery. It will introduce you to the different types of stoma, what to expect during your pre-surgery visit and also provide you with answers to a list of common questions that you may find useful, including:

  • What will my stoma look like?
  • How will I know which pouch to choose?
  • How do I change my pouch?
  • Is the pouch likely to leak?
  • Will I have to change my diet?
  • When will my stoma begin to work?
  • Will I still be able to work?
  • Will I still be able to travel?
  • Where can I find support?

Just click on the link below to view our 'Preparing for Surgery' advice booklet.

Advice on Preparing for Surgery