Thousands of people annually undergo ostomy surgery for various reasons and return to a healthy, functioning lifestyle
Ostomy surgery is a lifesaving surgery that enables a person to enjoy a full range of activities, including traveling, sports, family life and work.
These guidebooks are available for free, in electronic form, from the United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA). They were originally produced, copyrighted and sold by the United Ostomy Association (UOA), the national US ostomy organization from 1962 to 2005, which released its copyrights on this material. Many of the documents have been revised by the United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA). All of them, many available in Spanish, and a lot more information about other ostomy types, continent diversions, intimacy and nutrition can be found there.