What is an Ileostomy?

Sometimes, depending on the reason for surgery, the end of the small bowel or a loop of the small bowel is brought out onto the abdomen to create a stoma; this means that faeces cannot pass in the normal way, therefore a stoma needs to be formed to create a new outlet for waste material to be passed. When the Ileum (small bowel) is brought out onto the abdomen the stoma formed is called an ileostomy.

There are different types of ileostomy and the type of ileostomy will depend on the reason for needing the surgical procedure. An ileostomy is usually on the right side of the abdomen. The stoma can be either temporary or permanent.

Ileostomy Products

At Welland Medical we provide products of the highest quality, so that users are able to lead a full and active life whilst remaining confident that their pouch will provide the comfort and security they need.

The comprehensive Welland Medical range of ileostomy products include one and two piece pouches with flat, Convex and Curvex flanges. Developed by our dedicated Research & Development team, ostomates will be sure to find a product that addresses their specific individual stoma needs.

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Ileostomy Guide

If you would like to find out more about stoma surgery or how to maintain your normal daily routine living with a stoma, please download ‘Ileostomy - A practical guide to stoma care’.

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Ileostomy guide