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What is a Colostomy?

Sometimes a small part of the colon has to be removed completely or temporarily bypassed. This means that faeces cannot pass in the normal way, therefore a stoma needs to be formed to create a new outlet for waste material to be passed. This is done by making an opening onto the abdomen at the front of the body. When the colon (the large bowel) is brought out onto the abdomen the stoma is called a Colostomy.

There are many different types of colostomies and the type of colostomy will depend on the surgical procedure you are having. A colostomy is generally situated on the left hand side of the abdomen below the waistline.

Colostomy Products

At Welland Medical we provide products of the highest quality, so that ostomates are able to lead a full and active life whilst remaining confident that their pouch will provide the comfort and security they need.

The comprehensive Welland Medical range of urostomy products features one and two piece pouches with flat, Convex and Curvex flanges. Developed by our dedicated Research & Development team, ostomates will be sure to find a product that addresses their specific individual stoma needs.

Colostomy Guide

If you would like to find out more about stoma surgery or how to maintain your normal daily routine living with a stoma, please download ‘Colostomy - A practical guide to stoma care’.

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