At Goodwin Street Medical Supply, we understand the severity of undergoing an ostomy surgical procedure. We know that it can be a life-altering experience. Therefore, having access to supplies to conduct the procedure with care and precision is essential. We provide all the supplies needed to care for all kinds of ostomy surgical procedures or stomas.
What Is The Difference Between An Ostomy And A Stoma?
An ostomy is a surgical procedure that creates an opening to the outside of the body for waste to exit. Surgeons will create an opening in the abdominal wall that leads from an internal section of your body to the outside, which will exit through the abdominal muscles and skin.
A stoma is a barrier between the surgery and the outside of the skin made because of an ostomy. Depending on the surgery objective, surgeons may perform a stoma on various bodily areas.
Types of Ostomy Surgical Procedures
Patients may undergo three possible primary types of ostomies, each with its unique supply demands.
- Colostomy – A colostomy is a procedure involving creating a passage into the large intestine (colon) through the abdomen. This opening allows waste to exit on a different path to avoid a certain area in the colon, which may have endured damage or is prone to disease. Patients require an ostomy bag to catch the waste. We supply these bags as well as pouches and kits.
- Ileostomy – An Ileostomy involves surgeons making an opening into the small intestine from the abdomen. This surgery is used if parts of the colon and small intestine have been removed or bypassed and helps waste to exit through an opening in the skin.
- Urostomy – This procedure involves bypassing the bladder for those with damaged or diseased bladders. This ostomy surgery entails attaching tubes to the bladder to transport urine to the opening.
The Best Ostomy Supplies For Your Needs
Goodwin Street Medical Supply is knowledgeable about ostomies and we have an extremely confidential and experienced staff to assist you with any of your needs.
Goodwin Street Medical Supply is accredited by The Compliance Team, so that we may bill your insurances such as: Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield of AZ.
We offer several essential ostomy supplies for every unique procedure. With these procedures being somewhat common, we have prioritized supplying a range of pouches, bags, barriers, and kits. Choose products based on your unique needs, and enquire at Goodwin Street Medical Supply, as we likely have what you need. Our team can happily assist you whether you are seeking out ileostomy, colostomy, or urostomy supplies. Get in touch today!
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