The following organizations are good resources for information on ostomies:
- American Cancer Society -- www.cancer.org/treatment/treatments-and-side-effects/treatment-types/surgery/ostomies.html
- American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons -- fascrs.org/patients/diseases-and-conditions/a-z/ostomy-expanded-version
- National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases -- www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/digestive-diseases/ostomy-surgery-bowel
- United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc. -- www.ostomy.org/
Resources - ostomy
Review Date 1/24/2021
Updated by: Jennifer K. Mannheim, ARNP, Medical Staff, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.