Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine

Outpatient Ostomy Clinic

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.

Ostomy Care Services

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:

  • pre- and post-operative counseling on stoma care and management
  • pre-op stoma marking to ensure that the stoma is in the best possible location for patients to manage their care after surgery
  • full and impartial information about all ostomy supplies and products available
  • support and information for families and caregivers to increase their understanding of the condition and lifestyle adjustments necessary
  • management of skin conditions due to improperly-fitted appliances or common skin complications post-surgery
  • close coordination of care with the patient’s primary-care physician or specialty surgeon to ensure the best possible outcomes

Types of Ostomies

  • Colostomy, which involves bringing a portion of the large colon to the surface of the skin
  • Ileostomy, which involves bringing the small intestine to the surface of the skin
  • Urostomy, which involves the removal of the bladder and using a small piece of the small intestine to form a pouch in the abdomen. Ureters from the kidney are placed in this pouch for urine, and one end is brought to the surface of the skin to form a stoma

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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