Singing River Health System provides a full range of pre- and post-operative Ostomy Services within the two Wound Care Centers at Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula and Ocean Springs Hospital in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.
We provide our patients support services and educational information with the mission to improve health for those needing ostomy surgery. Our goal is to assist patients in adjusting to life with their ostomies and return to their normal activities as quickly as possible.
Get Help With Your Stoma at the Wound Care Center
We would love to help you improve your life through proper stoma care and management. Your physician or surgeon can make a referral, or you can call us directly to make a first appointment.
Phone: (228) 809-5566
Fax: (228) 809-5414
Singing River Hospital
2809 Denny Avenue
Pascagoula, MS 39581
Wound Care Center’s Ostomy Services
Our specially trained team provides:
- Pre- and Post-operative counseling on stoma care and management.
- Pre-op stoma marking, which ensures the stoma is in the best location for patients to manage after surgery
- Information regarding supplies and products available
- Family and caregiver support and resources to provide an understanding of the condition and necessary post-op lifestyle adjustments
- Management of skin conditions due to improperly-fitted appliances or common skin complications post-surgery
- Continuum of care through coordination with the patient’s primary physician and/or specialty surgeon to ensure the best outcomes
Types of Ostomies
During a colostomy, a portion of your large intestine is brought to the surface of the skin.
An Ileostomy is when a portion of your small intestine is brought to the surface of the skin.
A Urostomy is when the bladder is removed, and a small piece of small intestine is used to form a pouch in the abdomen. Then, ureters from the kidney are placed in this pouch for urine — with one end being brought to the surface of the skin to form a stoma.
Depending on the section of the organ removed and the patient’s condition, ostomies may be temporary or permanent.