Why am I having a colostomy?

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 a colostomy, such as:

  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Faecal incontinence
  • Cancer
  • Trauma
  • Radiation damage
  • Congenital abnormalities