Texas Colon & Rectal Specialists remains one of the only colorectal groups in the area offering specialized ostomy care, ensuring every patient receives high quality ostomy care throughout the procedure and healing process.

Ostomy and Wound Care services via our virtual care are available to patients in select markets.

Ostomy care services from certified enterostomal therapy nurses are currently available at six of our locations: Dallas Woodhill Medical Park, Grapevine, Irving, Medical City Arlington, Medical City Dallas, and Plano Medical City.

What Is An Ostomy?

An ostomy is a surgical procedure that creating an opening for the diversion of waste from the bowel or the bladder. Ostomies are necessary when part or all the intestine or bladder are removed temporary or permanently. Conditions that may lead to ostomy surgery, include cancer, diverticulitis, polyps, birth defects, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s Disease and trauma.

What Is An Ostomy?

What Is A Stoma?

A stoma is an artificial opening created by attaching a portion of the bowel to the skin on the abdomen, allowing the transfer of waste outside of the body into a bag or pouch. Depending upon the procedure, a stoma can be permanent or temporary, all require special care.

Adjusting to a stoma is a lifestyle change requiring medical and emotional support. Texas Colon & Rectal Specialists strive to ensure our patients resume normal activity and independence with their stoma care and retain positive self-image.

Understanding The Types Of Ostomy

  • Colostomy - A surgically created opening in the abdominal wall allowing the passage of digested food and may be temporary or permanent, depending upon the portion of the colon involved.
  • Ileostomy - A small surgically created opening in the small intestine, through which digested food passes. This procedure may be temporary or permanent, and may involve removal of all or part of the colon.

Preparation For Your Appointment for Ostomy Care

Prior to your first appointment, complete the patient questionnaire provided via email. Prepare a list of current medications, past and present wound care products, as well as insurance cards and necessary referrals.

At your first visit, we will review medical history and current health status. A Texas Colon & Rectal Specialists provider will perform a thorough assessment of your wound. Using evidenced based practice, an individualized treatment plan will be developed leading you to recovery.


Existing patients please access the patient portal login to request an appointment.