Learning Centre Before Surgery

Before Surgery


Before Surgery

Most people know very little about what a stoma is before they find themselves needing one. If and when stoma surgery is necessary, you may have a lot of questions. You can request informational materials about stoma surgery and stoma care from your stoma care nurse or from the local Dansac office. With these materials, you can learn from the experiences of people who already live with a stoma.

On this website you will find valuable information that can help you determine the best way to ask your healthcare providers the important questions you need to have answered before surgery.

Click the links below for additional information.

Life with a Stoma

Follow four people, from 14 to 70, as they share their inspirational stories about life with a stoma.

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Teen with a Stoma

Written for teens by teens, this special book is a real-world look into the issues most important to them.

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Personal Trainer Kit

An educational kit for patients and nurses to help them better understand the impact of a stoma operation.

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Your Stoma Diary

A daily journal to record and track personal notes or any questions you may have after your stoma surgery.

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The information provided herein is not medical advice and is not intended to substitute for the advice of your personal physician or other healthcare provider. This information should not be used to seek help in a medical emergency. If you experience a medical emergency, seek medical treatment in person immediately.