You and your stoma
Whether your stoma surgery is planned or is the result of an emergency, this is a confusing and emotional time. You’re bound to have lots of questions before, during or after your stoma operation and we’re here to provide the answers. We’ve pulled together some useful tips and advice that will help you at every stage of your journey.
Your stoma and surgery
Discover everything you need to know before your operation from the different types of stoma formation to preparing for surgery.
After your surgery
Get helpful advice about adjusting to life after your stoma surgery, from the moment you wake up to changing your bag.
Living with a stoma
Find out all about life with a stoma, including travel, nutrition and clothing advice, as well as help dealing with relationships and emotions.
Preparing for your operation
We have created a series of ‘how to’ video guides for people living with a stoma, both pre-op and post-op.
Your nearest stoma support group
See the list of the upcoming stoma support groups and patient meetings taking place near you.
You and Your Stoma Translations
We have created some helpful stoma advice brochures in several languages, which will help you in preparation for life with a stoma.