Wound & Ostomy Care
How We Can Help
What Is An Ostomy?
An ostomy refers to the surgically created opening in the body for the discharge of body waste. The ostomy patient is dealing with an alteration in body function, requiring both physical and psychosocial adaptation. Care needs for these individuals at Astera include preoperative teaching and help with the selection of the optimal site for the stoma (opening on the abdominal wall) to heal with self-care after surgery. Ongoing care and support are offered by the CWON to assist you in recovery and returning to a healthy lifestyle.
Wounds treated at Astera Health: