Visiting is an important function of our
support group and is done both pre-operatively and post-operatively, but only with the
approval of the attending physician.
Visitors are ostomates themselves and are carefully screened, trained and
monitored by health professionals. They are not qualified to give medical
Talking with a person who has had an ostomy surgery and who demonstrates an
ability to live a normal active life, frequently helps the patient to accept the
surgery, and is very important in the rehabilitation process.
The ostomy visitor, who is well adjusted and emotionally stable, offers visual
evidence and reassurance that life with an ostomy is not a handicap.
To arrange for a certified ostomy visitor or for more information call Denise Parsons at 713-824-8841 or use our Contact form to request a visitor or ask questions.
Doctors and WOCN Nurses please note: Upon request from a
doctor or nurse, a specially trained visitor will be sent to visit an ostomy
patient before and/or after surgery. The visitor will be matched according
to sex, age, and type of ostomy, in so far as possible. There is no charge
for this service. The visitor does not give medical advice.