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Ostomy Care

Ostomy Care

Becoming an ostomy patient can feel overwhelming.  That is why Atlantic Health System ostomy care clinics are staffed by wound and ostomy care nurses who specialize in working with patients before and after ostomy surgery.

We provide compassionate, evidence-based care combined with personalized education to patients who have ostomies (also called stomas). The wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nurse serves as consultant, educator, and patient advocate.  The WOC nurse  works together with the patient's treatment team to prevent complications or to address them early.

Our primary goal is to help prepare patients to adapt to life after ostomy surgery and to ensure that the stoma produces positive outcomes and improved quality of life for our patients.

Stomas We Care For

  • colostomies
  • ileostomies
  • urostomies
  • fistulae

Ostomy Services We Offer

  • Pre-surgery education and stoma marking (to select the optimal location on your abdomen for the surgical placement of a stoma)
  • Post-surgery education on caring for your new ostomy at home
  • Identifying the appropriate ostomy pouching system for your stoma type and size, and for your lifestyle
  • Treatment for ostomy complications, such as leaks and/or skin reactions
  • Measuring for a hernia and/or ostomy support belt

Ostomy services vary by location.  Call location for more information.


Chilton Medical Center

Hackettstown Medical Center

Newton Medical Center

Overlook Medical Center - Medical Arts Center (MAC) I

Morristown Medical Center Outpatient Medicine

The Morris County Ostomy Association Support Group

Monthly support meetings the 3rd Wednesday of every month at  7pm for ostomates and individuals who may be contemplating ostomy-related procedures. Families and friends are always welcome.

Meetings are offered both virtually and in person.

For a location and schedule, please call 973-971-4039 or email

The Union County Ostomy Support Group

The Union County Ostomy Support Group meets monthly on the second Tuesday of every month from 2:00 to 3:00pm.

For more information, please call 908-522-4652.