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Waitematā Colorectal Specialists

Private Service, General Surgery, Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Liver), Oncology

Colostomy

An opening is made in the skin of the abdomen (stomach) to allow drainage of stools (faeces) from the colon into a collection bag on the outside. This may be temporary to allow time for healing of the colon or, if the entire colon has been removed, it may be permanent.

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