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where is a colostomy usually done? at a hospital?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Always.: Creation of a colostomy requires general anesthesia and, depending on the indications for surgery and what else is being done, an in-patient stay in the hospital.
Answered on Feb 17, 2012
Dr. Camil Sader
22 years experience General Surgery
Absolutely: A colostomy must be done in an operating room under appropriate anesthesia. Otherwise, doing it in the comfort of your living room may be a bit painful. It entails a surgeon pulling up a loop or limb of small but typically large intestine up to the surface of your abdominal skin, going through all the musculature and sewing it in place. A colostomy appliance is then attached to collect the stool.
Answered on Apr 2, 2014
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