Ostomy and colostomy is a significant transition that requires adjustments and resilience. By adopting proper care and techniques, individuals can easily embrace ostomy leading to a fulfilling and active life. The experts of Enfield Royal Clinic are providing proper nursing and specialised products to navigate ostomy and colostomy at home. This journey is an incredible treatment for embracing a new lifestyle and finding a renewed sense of fulfilment.
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- Procedure time: 4 to 5 hours
- Results last: For several months to years
- Side Effects: Minor surgery pain
- Downtime: 2 to 3 days
- Procedure type: Non-invasive procedure
What is Ostomy?
Ostomy is a surgical procedure that allows the passage of waste from the body to a pouch. This ostomy is carried out at any part of the abdomen. Ostomy has different types according to the type of disorder and area of the treatment. Ostomy is created when normal bowel or bladder function needs to be bypassed due to disease or injury. Types of ostomy are:
What is Colostomy?
Ostomy and Colostomy are similar terms but they are not interchangeable. Colostomy is a type of ostomy and not all ostomies are colostomies.A colostomy is a surgery in which a stoma is created in the large intestine. The colostomy is a specific procedure for the removal of waste from the large intestine.
Benefits of taking ostomy and colostomy at home:
Taking an ostomy and colostomy at home can offer several benefits such as:
- Reduces risk of infections.
- Save the expenses of hospital stays.
- Family support system.
- Offer privacy and dignity.
- Individuals’ sense of empowerment and independence increases.
- Improves our Bowel Management System.
The procedure of Ostomy and Colostomy:
The procedure of this treatment may vary from person to person. Enfield Royal Clinic is providing the most efficient and safe procedure of Ostomy and Colostomy at home. All procedural steps require critical observation at home because there is no chance of any risk. The steps of surgery are:
- Before starting the treatment, the patient undergoes relevant tests and physical evaluation. Patients can also discuss appropriate expectations with the doctor about the results.
- Effective anaesthesia is given to the patient for pain management during the procedure. The type of used anaesthesia depends on the patient’s immunity level.
- The surgery starts by making an incision on the left side of the abdomen. The location of the incision depends on the patient’s problems and type of treatment.
- After making the incision, the doctor diverts the intestine to the surface of the abdominal wall.
- After bringing a portion of the colon, the stoma is adjusted on the surface of the abdomen. The size and appearance of the stoma depend on the section of the colon being brought out.
- After adjusting the stoma, health care immediately cleanses and applies a barrier to protect the surrounding skin.
After an ostomy and colostomy, it is important to take post-care instructions seriously. If you don’t follow post-care instructions your digestive and urinary system will get more affected. Important aftercare instructions are:
- Use an appliance on the bag before taking a bath.
- Use free-size clothes.
- Don’t do swimming and water-skiing.
- Use healthy and hygienic food.
- Avoid playing games like football and tennis.
- Take proper rest.
- Use only prescribed medicines.
Ostomy and Colostomy according to body anatomical structure:
It is important to understand the body’s anatomical structure and its relation to ostomy and colostomy procedures. Presenting a brief overview of anatomy for a proper understanding of this treatment :
Body Digestive System:
Our digestive system breaks down our food and gives energy to our body. The following body parts are included in the digestive system:
The stomach is directly connected to our mouth through a tube called the oesophagus. After taking food from the oesophagus, our stomach starts the digestion process.
The small intestine is a small bowel of your digestive system that takes food from your stomach and delivers it to the large intestine.
The large intestine is a small tube that connects the small intestine with the anus to remove food and waste from our bodies.
Stoma is an undersized opening in your abdominal part. This hole is connected to a bag with a tube. Our body wastes and urine is collected in this bad through the stoma. There are different techniques to connect the stoma with the bag.
The abdominal wall is our skin and the layer of muscles surrounding the organs in the abdomen. In processing Ostomy and Colostomy at home the skin and abdominal wall require major care to prevent any damage.
Ostomy Pouching System:
Pouching system is a baseplate around the stoma and pouch that seals our skin. This seal prevents our skin and blood from the waste in the bag. This system contains two types:
- One-piece pouching system.
- Two-piece pouching system.
The nervous system controls our entire body’s functionality through electrical signals. It plays a vital role in regulating our digestive system and bowel movements. After ostomy and colostomy, our nervous system controls our muscles in a way that they move waste through the intestines.
Why Choose Us?
Feel free to contact us if you are seeking to get an Ostomy and Colostomy at home. We are providing the most safest and convenient treatment at your doorstep. You can willingly discuss with our healthcare professionals about your problems and expectations of the results.
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Yes, a patient can change his bag itself but consultation with the doctor before changing the bag at home is necessary.
No, proper nursing is not required for the patient. Ostomy and colostomy are used to get rid of proper nursing.
No, a stoma doesn't affect our intestine health. They are used for moving the bowel properly.
Yes, a Two-piece stoma bag is more effective because it prevents our inner tissues through a barrier.
No, the skin doesn't get infected with a stoma bag. If the patient does proper cleaning of the stoma bag and skin there are no chances of any bacteria.
Yes, a patient can easily take a shower with a stoma bag. Before taking the shower, cover your bag with plastic.