Colostomy 2018-02-01T11:35:42-05:00



If you have chronic or life-threatening diseases like colon cancer or other debilitating digestive disease, bowel injuries, bowel obstructions or bowel resection, your colon rectal surgeon may recommend a colostomy. This procedure can greatly improve your quality of life.

In some cases, this may be needed to allow time for your colon to heal after a serious injury or surgery. When your surgeon determines your colon is sufficiently healed he or she will perform a colostomy reversal.

In severe cases of a colorectal disease, a permanent colostomy is required.

What is a Colostomy?

A surgical procedure that involves bringing one end of your healthy colon out through an opening made through the abdomen wall. The edges of the bowel are then stitched to the opening to form a stoma. Stool moving through the intestines move through the opening into a stoma appliance or colostomy bag.

The other end of the colon that is attached to your rectum is then removed or closed with sutures and left in the abdomen.

To put it in the simplest of terms, a colostomy is a surgery to remove all or part of the colon. It is only considered when the damaged or diseased colon is beyond repair.


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