Ostomy Resources

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There are times when a patient’s condition requires part of the bowel to be removed: Stool can no longer be passed through the body in a typical manner. 

A bypass, called an “ostomy”, must be surgically created. Pouching systems are required to collect the output of stool and special care must be taken of the ostomy and the opening, called a “stoma”: The stoma is the new site where stool will leave the body and be collected in the ostomy pouch.

There are several types of ostomy procedures; the type of ostomy procedure performed will be based on each patient’s specific condition as recommended by your surgeon.

Below is a list of ostomy resources we have compiled for your use:

Contact Ostomy Clinics

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital-Outpatient Scheduling Department (703) 391-3500 Option 4
Inova Loudoun Hospital-Wound Healing Center (703) 858-6399