Stomal Therapy - Bronson Healthcare
When you have colorectal or urinary diversion surgery, getting back to your routine can be a big adjustment. That's why we have special services to help with the practical and social aspects of recovery.

An ostomy, also called a stoma, is an opening between the surface of the skin and the small intestine (ileostomy) or colon (colostomy), or a urinary diversion for bladder cancer (urostomy/ileoconduit). Waste leaves the body through the ostomy and is collected in a pouch worn on the body. Ostomies can be permanent or temporary.

Why Choose Bronson for Stomal Therapy? 

  • We received an "A" Hospital Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group for four cycles in a row (2012, 2013)
  • Our stomal therapy is provided by certified ostomy nurses and enterostomal therapists specially trained in ostomy care.
  • We provide customized treatment for patients recovering from colorectal surgery or urinary diversion surgery

Stomal Therapy Services & Treatments

  • Fitting the pouch system
  • Giving instruction on how to change pouches
  • Locating sources of ostomy supplies
  • Providing information and psychological support
  • Teaching how to care for the ostomy

Our Stomal Therapy Team

Stomal therapy at Bronson Methodist Hospital and Bronson Battle Creek is provided by certified ostomy nurses/enterostomal therapists (ETs) - nurses who are specially trained in ostomy care.

For More Information About Stomal Therapy

  • Contact Bronson HealthAnswers at (269) 341-7723, (800) 451-6310 or answers@bronsonhg.org. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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