Knowledge

Stoma: Tailor-made provisional

Often, planned intestinal operations or emergency operations lead to the concern that an artificial intestinal outlet (stoma) must be created. Read here when a final stoma is necessary and how we accompany our patients individually - from diagnosis to discharge.

Currently, only about five percent of all intestinal operations involve the creation of an artificial bowel outlet. Almost 90 percent of these are temporary and can be removed after three to six months. A permanent stoma is only necessary for deep-seated processes involving the anal sphincter.

If a temporary or permanent artificial bowel outlet is necessary or probable, we will discuss the system and the further course of therapy with you in detail.

Precise diagnostics

We care for our patients individually. If there is a need to create an artificial bowel outlet as a separate procedure or as part of another operation, we carry out a comprehensive endoscopic examination and advise you in detail about the various options for creating a stoma, as well as their advantages and disadvantages.

Before the operation

In order to achieve an individually adapted situation, we mark the stoma site preoperatively. This allows you to help determine where the stoma will be locate

Professional support

Before and also after the procedure you will be accompanied by specially trained stoma therapists, even beyond the duration of your inpatient stay.

The different types of stoma

This stoma is an intestinal outlet in the area of the lower small intestine. This type is often created to protect deeper-lying intestinal connections, such as in the case of an intestinal infarction or circulatory disturbance of the intestine (mesenterial ischemia), and can usually be removed after three to six months.

This stoma is also applied to reduce local inflammation and can in most cases be removed. Only in rare cases, such as rectal cancer spreading into the sphincter muscle, a permanent outlet has to be created. In today's medicine, very good appliances are available for this.

Self-help Services

We work closely and trustingly with the self-help group ILCO. The members of this self-help group can assist you with experience and advice or give valuable tips and assistance to your relatives from the point of view of a person affected. We will be happy to put you in touch with them.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!