Overlake’s Outpatient Ostomy and Stomal Therapy Ostomy nurses are nurse practitioners specially trained in ostomy management and education. The ostomy provider works in collaboration with your provider to ensure you have the necessary knowledge, supplies, and follow-up needed to help manage your stoma.
Ostomy services include:
- Pre-surgical marking and education.
- Post-operative consult to minimize complications.
- Evaluation and management of ongoing ostomy issues fitting with hernia/prolapsed stoma, peristomal wounds, irrigation, changes of fit related to weight changes, etc.
- Dietary and fluid management assistance.
- Psychosocial and recreational support.
You may need ostomy care if:
- You notice the following: The skin around the stoma is red, weepy, bleeding or has open areas.
- The skin around the stoma itches, burns, stings or has white spots.
- The stoma swells, changes color or bleeds without stopping.
- You don’t achieve a consistent pouch seal and have frequent leaking.
- The stoma sticks out more than normal or sinks below the skin.
- A stoma that separates from the surrounding skin.
Every patient receives:
- A comprehensive assessment.
- An individualized management program.
- Regular communication with the referring provider.
- Ongoing patient education.
Please Note: A physician’s referral is required for the services we provide. Services are covered by most insurance carriers, including Medicare and Medicaid. To schedule an evaluation, please have your provider fax a referral to (425) 688-5710. We will call you once the referral is received or, you may call us at (425) 688-5700, and select option 5.
- United Ostomy Association of America: (800) 826-0826, uoaa.org
- Support line for Seattle Chapter of United Ostomy Association of America: (206) 748-1410