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Stoma surgery can be scary, but you’re in good company. We can help you get ready—physically and mentally.

If you are facing stoma surgery, you have a medical condition or injury that is stopping your bowel or bladder from working properly. But you’re not alone. There are at least 1.3 million people today, of all ages and backgrounds, living active productive lives with a stoma1.

Stoma surgery is life changing in many ways. Like any major surgery, it can also be nerve-wracking—for you and your loved ones. The process of feeling comfortable living with your stoma starts with understanding the procedure and what questions you should ask your healthcare team before surgery. We’re here to help you—now and every step of the way on your stoma journey.