Colostomy Surgery

Your colostomy will be created out of the end of the large intestine to divert waste from your digestive system. After you have this surgery, you will pass waste through a stoma that is located on your abdoman.

The location of your colostomy is determined by the location of the damaged portion of your colon or to divert stool from a wound in the perianal area. The images below demonstrate the possible areas in which a colostomy can be placed. Depending on placement and reason for the stoma, these can be permanent or temporary.