There are many reasons why patients undergo ostomies and let's face it, it's never pleasant. The Center for Advanced Wound Healing at Saint Francis understands. From pre-operative education through your return home after surgery and for as long as you may need it, we work with patients to ensure that appliances fit properly and that you feel comfortable using and caring for the new equipment. We are specialists in the care of:
In addition to proper fit of ostomy appliances, our wound center specialists work with you to avoid skin problems by preventing leakage or other sources of irritation.
Surgical tubes and drains also can be monitored at the Center for Advanced Wound Healing.
Skin damage related to incontinence frequently brings patients to the Center for Advanced Wound Care at Saint Francis. But in many cases, incontinence does not have to be a fact of life and you should not have to live with pads and the pain of moisture-associated skin damage. We will treat your wounds, then refer you to a urologist or urogynecologist, who can help you address the source of your incontinence.
The following websites have more helpful information about ostomy care and incontinence:
Ostomy: Medline Plus
Continence and Pelvic Floor Disorders (women): Voices for PFD
Urinary incontinence (men and women): Medline Plus