Your local pharmacy should be a place that offers you more than just your basic prescriptions and medication. Today, pharmacies have become a place for you to have all your healthcare needs covered. Having a pharmacy you can rely on for all your medication needs and healthcare supplies is particularly important after you have a medical procedure or surgery. Quick and easy access to supplies and medicine is needed most.
At Appleby Pharmacy, we can help you get the right products, prescription, medication, and advice you need following many types of surgeries, including following ostomy surgery.
About Ostomy Surgery and Care
Ostomy surgery is a common procedure that is done in hospitals across the country. In many cases, it can be a life-saving procedure. There are a number of common surgery types. They are:
- Colostomy – for the colon or large intestine
- Urostomy – for the bladder
- Ileostomy – for the small intestine
Depending on the type of procedure, the care you require will vary. But It requires significant post-surgery care and requires patients to use specific supplies to live comfortably in the future. So, it’s important to find a local pharmacy that can supply you with everything you need.
The United Ostomy Association of America (UOAA), defines what an ostomy surgery is and how it works:
“Ostomy surgery is a life-saving procedure that allows bodily waste to pass through a surgically created stoma on the abdomen into a prosthetic known as a ‘pouch’ or ‘ostomy bag’ on the outside of the body or an internal surgically created pouch for continent diversion surgeries.”
The need for ostomy surgery can happen for a variety of reasons including the following:
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBS) and blockages
- Birth defects
- Pelvic trauma
- Abdomen infections
- Colon or rectum issues
- And many other causes
Ostomy Products and Supplies At Appleby Pharmacy
When you exit the hospital following ostomy surgery you need to make sure you find a pharmacy that offers the ostomy products and supplies you need. At Appleby Pharmacy, we offer a wide selection of ostomy products and other relevant medical supplies you’ll need. Some of the products we offer include the following:
- Ostomy pouches (clamps, tail clips, adhesive, flange)
- Skin barrier rings
- Ostomy powder
- Urine drainage bags
- Ostomy belts
- Pouch covers
- Adhesive remover
- Pouch replacement cartridges
- Surgical tape
- Sterile gauge
- Disinfectant wipes
- Pouch clamps
- Antiseptic solutions
- And much more
If you have specific ostomy product requests and you don’t see what you are looking for on our website, please contact us directly. We may be able to order the products you require.
If you have any questions about our ostomy products and supplies, or anything related to our pharmacy services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to helping you with all your medical care and supply needs.