The initial phase of becoming accustomed to life with ostomy can be difficult for many patients, and it takes time to find the supplies that are appropriate to the individual’s needs. Working with trained professionals, and knowing your options when it comes to the different supplies available can make all the difference in the world.
An ostomy refers to a surgically created opening in the body designed to discharge the body’s waste. A stoma is the actual end of the ureter or small or large intestine that has been rerouted through the abdominal wall and protrudes from the skin. There are numerous medical reasons a patient may need an ostomy, including the removal of cancerous tissue, or mitigating diseased organ mass. The areas of the body most commonly affected are:
- Colon: a colostomy is surgically created opening of the colon or large intestine which results in a stoma. A colostomy is created when a portion of the colon is removed and the remaining colon is rerouted through the abdominal wall to allow waste to exit the body.
- Small intestine: An ileostomy is a surgically created opening in the small intestine, usually at the end portion of the organ, known as the ileum. The small intestine is rerouted through the abdominal wall to form a stoma and allow waste to exit the body.
- Urinary system: a urostomy is a surgically created artificial opening or stoma for the urinary system to allow urine to exit the body
At Symbius Medical, we can supply you with the ostomy products you need to improve the quality of your life. We offer many types of pouching systems and styles from major manufacturers including one-piece or two-piece systems, and we can ship your supplies directly to your home nationwide.
Your physician can help you determine what particular type of system will best fit your lifestyle and our customer service department is available to help answer your questions or concerns. We will even take care of processing your insurance claim with your primary or secondary insurance provider. We make it easy to reorder your ostomy supplies too. Contact our customer service department and learn more about our Monthly Supply Order Management Program.