Preoperative Considerations for the Ostomate

Molly A. Wasserman, Michael F. McGee*

*Corresponding author for this work

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18 Scopus citations


Intestinal stomas significantly impact patients' quality of life. Stoma-related complications are common, but even without complications, patients are faced with new challenges in stoma management and daily activities. Preoperative patient education and stoma site marking, in conjunction with conscientious surgical stewardship, are key to patient satisfaction and successful operative outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-161
Number of pages5
JournalClinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017


  • enterostomal therapist
  • patient education
  • stoma
  • stoma complications
  • stoma site marking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Surgery


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