Optimizing Stoma Function and Quality of Life: Best Practices in Planned and Unplanned Stoma Creation

  • Lisa M. Cannon
  • Dana M. Hayden


Permanent or temporary intestinal diversion is necessary in the management of a number of colon and rectal disorders. This chapter will cover basic indications for stoma formation and considerations relating to choice of stoma and will review operative setup and approach for the most commonly created ostomies with an additional focus on minimally invasive approach to stoma formation. It will then review best pouching practices, common pitfalls and difficult scenarios, and outcomes including quality of life (QoL).


Ileostomy Stoma Colostomy Ostomate minimally invasive surgery Obesity Wound ostomy care nurse 



Special thanks to Jan Colwell, RN, MS, CWOCN, FAAN, Michele Kaplon–Jones, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CWOCN, and Dr. Yalani Vignaswaran, MD, for their photo contributions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lisa M. Cannon
    • 1
  • Dana M. Hayden
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Division of Colon and Rectal SurgeryRush University Medical Center, Department of General SurgeryChicagoUSA

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