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Where is a colostomy usually done? At a hospital?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Camil Sader
Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Camil Sader
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