General & Gastrointestinal Surgery

Living with an Ileostomy

Living with an Ileostomy can be a major change, but knowing what to expect and how to deal with it can help you adjust to it. The following videos have been created to help patients learn more about caring for and living with their new ileostomy.

Introduction, Dr. Courtney Scaife


Nutrition Care

Quality of Life

Changing the Appliance

Recovery Progression


Huntsman Cancer Institute/University of Utah Health Care ostomy nurses are available Monday through Friday at 801-585-2766. Leave a message and we will return your call the next business day.

For concerns that need immediate attention, call the hospital at 801-581-2121 and ask for the general surgery resident on call.