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Enterostomal Therapy

Conditions Related to Enterostomal Therapy

Patients suffering from related conditions to enterostomal therapy may require extensive surgery and treatment to stop a life threatening disease. When a patient’s intestine or colon needs to be removed due to damage or tumors, it can create mental, physical and emotional uncertainty. Florida Hospital offers enterostomal therapy to treat these mental, physical and emotion issues.
These are some of the related conditions that may require removal of the intestine/colon:
  • Colon cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Gastrointestinal conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome or diverticulitis
  • Infections
  • Blockages
  • Wounds
Enterostomal therapy helps to counsel and teach patients how to manage the side effects and related conditions caused by this colostomy/urostomy treatment. These are some of the complications that may be caused by the removal or diversion of the intestine or the condition itself:
  • Skin irritation or breakdown
  • Infection or bleeding at stoma site
  • Fecal/urinary incontinence
 

Locations for Enterostomal Therapy