Ileostomy Surgery

An ileostomy is created out of the ileum (your small intestine) and requires some particular but simple attention to keep you comfortable and healthy.

• Because the small intestine contains digestive enzymes and acids that may cause skin irritation, extra care is needed with an ileostomy to keep waste materials from coming into contact with the skin on your abdomen.

•Having an ileostomy may make you more prone to dehydration, which could lead to the loss of important minerals your body needs. Speak to your Stoma Nurse for advice and supplements to help keep you hydrated.