Ileostomy Information and Stomico Ostomy Pliers
An ileostomy is a surgically created opening in the abdominal wall into the small intestine. The end of the ileum (the lowest part of the small intestine) is brought through the abdominal wall to form a stoma. Ileostomies are performed primarily due to advanced states of cancer of the colon, Crohn’s disease, or ulcerative colitis. The conventional Brooke ileostomy is still the standard and most common type.
Maintenance of an ileostomy requires the use of an ostomy appliance. The new Stomico Ostomy Pliers are designed to assist with both one and two-piece appliances. One component is known as the bag or pouch. The other is a skin barrier/wafer.
The Stomico Ostomy Pliers are ergonomically designed and eliminate exposure to the inherent carpal tunnel and tendonitis risks associated with the repetitive motion of scissors and are easy to use by arthritis sufferers. With practice of just 1 or 2 times, it only takes seconds to punch a clean, consistent hole in the ostomy appliance.
The Stomico Ostomy Pliers allows the purchase of the most economical (no pre-cut holes necessary) skin barriers/wafers.
ConvaTec, a Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
P.O. Box 5254
Princeton, NJ 08543-5254
800-422-8811 (ostomy nurse on staff!)
1955 West Oak Circle
Marietta, GA 30062-2249
2000 Hollister Drive
Libertyville, IL 60048-3746
800-323-4060 (ostomy nurse on staff!)