Learn All Things Ostomate with Our Ostomy Infographic
Friday, 10 May 2019
What is an Ostomy? – Health and Care's Guide to Helping You Understand
An ostomy is a surgical procedure to re-route the bowel or bladder to the wall of the abdomen.
There are three types of ostomy:
When an ostomy procedure happens a stoma is put in place.
What is a Stoma?
A stoma is the opening created in ostomy surgery. It takes the form of a small, painless mound. Not all stomas are permanent procedures.
Some Famous Ostomates Include:
Common Misconceptions – the facts about having a stoma
Estimates suggest 13,500 people undergo stoma surgery in the UK each year.
There are a total of around 120,000 ostomates in the UK.
The Global Demographic Breakdown
The global gender split for ostomy patients is:
Age of patients:
The global split between the three types of ostomy: