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WOCNext 2019

Parastomal Hernias: A Surgeon and WOC Nurse Perspective

Jun 25, 2019 4:20pm ‐ Jun 25, 2019 5:20pm

Credits: None available.

Standard: $5.00


Parastomal hernia development is a common complication for a patient with a stoma. This session with will review the incidence, clinical presentation, risk factors, workup and surgical and non-surgical treatment of the ostomy patient with a parastomal hernia. The management of the patient with a parastomal hernia is a challenge that should be managed by both a surgeon and a WOC nurse to support the best outcome.

Learner Outcome:

  • Discuss two management strategies for the patient with a parastomal hernia.


  • Janice C. Colwell, APRN, CWOCN, FAAN, Advanced Practice Nurse Ostomy and Wound Care, University of Chicago Medicine
  • Dr. Neil Hyman, MD, Co-director, Center for Digestive Diseases, The University of Chicago Medicine


Credits: None available.

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