The skilled surgeons at East Cooper Colorectal Surgery perform ostomy in Mount Pleasant. An ostomy is a form of surgery that creates an opening in your body so that waste can be diverted from its original path and collected outside of the body. This type of surgery is lifesaving, enabling you to live life more fully. A number of medical conditions can be treated using an ostomy including inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, and certain birth defects. The most common types of ostomy surgery include:

  • Colostomy
  • Urostomy
  • Ileostomy

In order to complete an ostomy, a stoma is required which is the opening created during an ostomy surgery. Typically, an ostomy bag is placed over the stoma in order to collect stool or urine. There are alternatives that eliminate the need for a pouch that may be possible.

Trust that you are in caring and capable hands. Contact East Cooper Colorectal Surgery to schedule an appointment.