Peristomal Hernias Following Ostomy Surgery

by Andrea Manson  BSN, RN, ET (from Ostomy Canada Magazine – Winter 2013: Volume 21, Number 2) The development of a peristomal hernia after ostomy surgery is very common. Statistics show a wide range from 4-48% chance of developing a peristomal hernia. Most peristomal hernias occur within the first two years after surgery. Some surgeons […]