A stoma is an artificial opening on your abdomen that can be connected to your urinary system or digestive tract to divert and expel waste from your body. It is created at the end of the intestine that is brought to the surface of your abdomen to form this opening. It may be permanent or temporary depending on the cause. The surgical procedure that enables this process is known as Ostomy.
There are several reasons why a person may need a stoma. These include:
Having a stoma is a major event and can lead not only lead to physical discomfort but also has psychological implications. These include anxiety about the functioning of the stoma, impact on the body image, and interpersonal relationships.
In such cases, the role of a stoma nurse is vital in managing and rehabilitating stoma patients. Some important roles that stoma care nursing plays include:
Portea is credited with creating a healthcare ecosystem through which patients are able to access and afford world-class medical care right in the comfort of their homes. We have a wide range of services for almost every health need including doctor consultation, lab tests, physiotherapy, critical care, etc.
One of our most important services is our stoma nursing care unit that provides stoma nursing specialists for care at home. This is how we help stoma patients:
Mother & Baby Care
Mr. Raj Shekhar
Age 32, Chennai
My father had a surgery and required regular healthcare services. Portea has greatly helped him with their in-home healthcare services.
I would like to thank you for the nursing services arranged during the last 10 days. Appreciate your help. I would like to mention Antony (Nursing co-coordinator) for the excellent support and help.
Kudos to @PorteaMedical
for taking care of my senior citizen parents and a physically challenged sister in Lucknow at this hour of need when the existing caretaker left in the middle of lockdown ..within a day the arrangements were made can’t thank you enough! #inthistogether