What is Ostomy?
An ostomy refers to the surgically created opening in the body for the discharge of body wastes. A stoma is the actual end of the ureter or the small or large bowel that can be seen protruding through the abdominal wall. The most common specific types of ostomies are described below.
Marx Medical offers products to fit a variety of patient types
We provide ostomy systems whether you have had a:
Our wide range of comfortable, secure pouch and skin barrier options allow you to find a customized system that works best for your ostomy type and lifestyle.
An ostomy involves creating an opening in your abdominal wall and redirecting waste away from a damaged or disease organ. This, in turn, changes the way that urine or stool exits the body. After an ostomy, a stoma will connect to an external pouch where the urine or stool will be collected. Depending on your procedure, ostomies may be permanent or reversible.
Marx Medical is a provider of ostomy supplies. We provide dedicated customer service and all of the necessary supplies. Our primary goal is to ensure that people with ostomies resume a healthy, normal lifestyle. We’ll be here for you when you need it most.
How to Choose the Right Pouching System for an Ostomy?
One of the first steps while choosing a pouching system for your ostomy is talking to an ostomy nurse or medical professional who can analyze your ostomy and recommend to you the right pouch. Choosing the right pouch involves taking into consideration a few important steps, they are:
- Protect the skin
Marx Medical provides ostomy supplies through Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurances. Tell your doctor to send us your script today!