Bowel Surgery

This information booklet has been developed to help prepare you for your bowel surgery. It discusses what you can expect before, during and after your stay in hospital. It also helps you prepare for, and then recover from surgery. It is important for you to understand how you can play an active part in your recovery. 

Please take the time to read and understand all the information given to you. It is important that you give yourself adequate time to process all the information. We are happy to answer all questions that you may have. 

Please share this information with your family/whānau/support person.

IntroductionIntroduction ►

Bowel Surgery

What are the complications (risks)?
Your stomaYour stoma (Colostomy or Ileostomy) ►

Colostomy or Ileostomy?
In HospitalBefore coming in to hospital ►
Pre-assessment clinic/Anaesthetic details

Preparation for admission
At HomeIn hospital ►

What will happen while I am in hospital?
NutritionAt home ►
Eating after Bowel Surgery

Wound care after surgery
After Sugery diet
ExercisesGeneral Information ►

Additional information

Feedback on your experience

Last updated: August 29, 2018