Enloe Medical Center offers physician-directed ostomy care, with each case managed by a board-certified ostomy nurse.
Enloe’s Wound/Ostomy & Hyperbaric Center is the only full-service outpatient ostomy clinic north of Sacramento.
If you are having trouble with your ostomy, give us a call. We’re here to help you!
An ostomy is a life-saving surgery that changes how the body gets rid of urine or stool.
When an ostomy is needed, a surgeon can create a special opening, or stoma. The stoma is located on the abdomen and is covered with a collection pouch, or bag. The pouch collects the person’s urine and stool since the body is unable to eliminate it in the usual way.
Services We Offer
We offer a variety of services, including:
- Pre-operative care
- Ostomy self-care education
- Peristomal skin evaluation and care
- Stomal care, including problem solving for leakage, rash, odor and ulcerations
- Stomal equipment fitting and problem solving
- Tube management
- Self-care education for nephrostomy
- PEG and Mic-Key tubes
- Education, such as videos and reading materials
Ostomy service requires an appointment. It’s best to have a physician’s referral, but patients can also self-refer. Medical professionals should complete this referral form.
Connect with a Local Resource
The Greater Chico Ostomy Association is a nonprofit support and outreach group that offers monthly group meetings. The group provides support for patients, as well as their support persons and family. Learn more.