Why am I having an ileostomy?

Your operation may need to be performed for a variety of reasons and your Surgeon and Specialist Nurse will explain these to you. There are a number of different diseases and conditions that can result in the need for an ileostomy, such as:

  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Faecal incontinence
  • Cancer
  • Trauma
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Radiation damage
  • Congenital abnormalities