It’s a medical topic few want to discuss. But the United Ostomy Association estimates that more than 500,000 Americans have had an ostomy, or a surgically created opening in the abdominal wall that allows the passage of digested food or urine.
St. Anthony’s Outpatient Ostomy Clinic offers education and support services aimed at improving the quality of life for patients who have had ostomy surgery. The goal is to help patients adapt to life with their ostomies and return to their normal activities as soon as possible.
St. Anthony’s Outpatient Ostomy Clinic is staffed by a certified ostomy care nurse and nurses specially trained in care and management of an ostomy. The clinic provides:
Ostomies may be permanent or temporary, depending on the section of organ removed and the patient’s medical status.
To schedule an appointment in St. Anthony’s Outpatient Ostomy Clinic, call (314) 525-1798. The clinic is part of St. Anthony’s Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine, which specializes in wound, ostomy and hyperbaric medicine.
Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine
12700 Southfork Road, Suite 175
St. Anthony’s Medical Plaza
Phone: (314) 525-1798
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