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Ostomy Counseling

At Baptist Health Lexington, we offer a holistic and personalized approach to ostomy education and establishing a self-care management program. The goal of our comprehensive ostomy care and education is to assist you through the adaptation process and to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to maximize your quality of life.

Inpatient Ostomy Services

Inpatient services consist of preoperative education, stoma site marking and post-operative education and management that include:

  • self care
  • lifestyle issues
  • establishing effective pouching system
  • diet
  • peristomal/stomal complication prevention
  • supportive counseling
  • rehabilitative care

Upon discharge, our services and experienced staff are available to you as a community resource for questions and concerns.

Outpatient Ostomy Services

If you are scheduled to undergo surgery for a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy, we provide preoperative education to answer your questions and concerns before surgery. We also offer stoma site marking, which assists in decreasing long-term ostomy complications by identifying an area of the body that would promote pouching system adherence.

As you live life with an ostomy, many questions, concerns or issues may surface. If so, we provide ostomy education that includes:

  • self-care
  • lifestyle adaptation guidance
  • supportive counseling
  • rehabilitative care
  • review and modification of malfunctioning pouching systems
  • stoma complications
  • peristomal skin complications

Scheduling an Outpatient Appointment

Our Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses are available for any questions or concerns you may have. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact your primary care physician to provide a referral to allow us to participate in your care. Your physician may call us at (859) 260-6591 for details and referral information.

Support Groups

Baptist Health Lexington sponsors Ostomy support groups. For times and locations of meetings, call (859) 260-6591.