Colostomy-Related List of Questions

  • Will I require a colostomy?
  • If I have a colostomy, will it be temporary or permanent?
  • If I have a temporary colostomy, when will I have additional surgery to have the stoma removed?
  • Will I be assigned a colostomy nurse to provide detailed information, answer questions and help me learn to manage it after the surgery?
  • What type of colostomy will I have? (Colostomy vs. Ileostomy)
  • Will I be required to change my diet?
  • How will the colostomy be placed to minimize discomfort and inconvenience?