You are much more than your stoma.

Stoma Care

Before Surgery

Feeling comfortable about your stoma starts with understanding the procedure and what questions you should ask before surgery. We can help you prepare with questions you should ask about your surgery.

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Right After Surgery

Learn what to expect during the first 12 weeks after surgery, including information about emotional and physical concerns, physical activity, and nutrition tips.

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Living With a Stoma

You deserve to live life on your own terms, without compromise—including all of the activities you love. We’re here to help you learn how.

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Before Surgery

Preparing for Stoma Surgery

Stoma surgery may seem overwhelming and a bit scary, but you’re in good company. We can help you get ready—physically and mentally.

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The Basics

Need to know more about your stoma type? What’s a stoma? Not sure why a healthy stoma is critical in your new life? The facts you need are here.

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Right after Surgery

Understanding Your Feelings

In the first few weeks following surgery, you may find yourself feeling confused, angry, sad or frustrated. These are normal post-surgery feelings.

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What to Expect During the First 12 Weeks

Your stoma surgery is finished, and you are at home. For many people, surgery can be the beginning of a more comfortable life.

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Living With a Stoma

Nutritional Advice

Living with a stoma shouldn’t impact your eating habits, but there are things to consider.

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Physical Activities

Get back to your favorite exercises with these helpful tips and ideas.

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Travel Tips

While traveling can be stressful, having a stoma shouldn’t be a factor. A little extra planning can go a long way.

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Life after stoma surgery can impact your feelings about intimacy and sexual relationships.

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Patient Support Information

"I go to work every day thinking about how lucky I am to do what I do."
Stoma Care Nurse
since 2003

You spend your days helping patients live their best lives. And we want to support you in your mission of increased positive outcomes for people living with a stoma.


From clinical posters to helpful images, ConvaTec’s me+ HCP resources will help you help your patients living with a stoma

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Learn about the types of stoma surgery, how to care for peristomal skin, choosing a baseplate, and more. 

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Stoma Product Information

Through our commitment to education, community and advancements in product design and technology, we’re helping every person with a stoma live life on their terms.

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