Crohn’s Disease, Ostomy, & Stoma Care

Ostomy surgery is an increasingly common treatment for patients with Crohn’s disease. With over 450,000 people with stomas in the United States and 120,000 new ostomy surgical procedures performed each year, a growing number of patients must contend with the difficulties of stoma management. However, with guidance from a health care professional, stoma patients can […]

Bladder Removal Challenges – I never thought I would have tears of joy over tape!

Life after bladder removal or any surgery that requires an iliostomy or ostomy is challenging on many levels. The surgery itself is difficult to recover from, the healing process is a whole other level. Maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle requires diligence on the patients part as well as the expertise of caregivers. Hy-Tape has been […]

Common Ostomy Issues & Possible Solutions

Common Ostomy Issues & Possible Solutions Having an ostomy comes with many challenges. Many of which include those that are part of a normal daily routine. We have compiled a list of some of the most common ostomy issues and challenges that come with having a stoma. Skin Irritation Surrounding the Stoma The skin surrounding […]

Peristomal Skin Issues & Ostomy Care

Peristomal Skin Complications Stomas can lower a patients’ ability to stay active and their overall quality of life; peristomal skin issues in particular can be problematic and lead to discomfort and complications. Many skin complications arise from insecure, sensitizing or damaging medical adhesives. In order to prevent peristomal skin complications, it is critical that healthcare […]

After Colon Cancer Surgery: How To Live With an Ostomy

As you discuss colon cancer treatment with your colorectal surgeon, one important topic that you may need to bring up is whether you will need an ostomy. Some people quickly adapt to an ostomy while others require additional time and support. In any case, knowing whether you will require an ostomy before the procedure can […]

Peristomal Skin: Management and Prevention of Complications

As stomas become increasingly prevalent, it is critical that health care professionals understand the importance of skin care best practices to prevent peristomal skin complications. These complications, which include dermatitis, infection, trauma, and pressure injury, can have a significant impact on both quality of life and health care costs. Effective peristomal skin management using current […]