Ostomy Clinic

Having an ostomy – a colostomy, ileostomy, or urostomy – takes some getting used to. The Dayton area’s only outpatient ostomy clinics, at Miami Valley Hospital and Upper Valley Medical Center, are here to help you prepare for ostomy surgery. We’re also here to help you with concerns and issues after your surgery, to enable you to maintain optimal health and quality of life.


The ostomy clinics are staffed by advanced practice nurses certified in ostomy and wound care. They provide patients with the following services:

Education and Care

  • Preoperative. Including what to expect with a new ostomy, an introduction to ostomy equipment and care, and a proposed stoma site marking 
  • Postoperative. Education on diet, ostomy care, how to obtain supplies, and maintaining quality of life

Help for Established Ostomy Patients

  • Leakage issues
  • Ostomy equipment evaluations
  • Skin-related issues – rashes, wounds, irritation
  • Hernias around the ostomy – custom support belt fitting

Clinic staff also recommend when to see your physician or surgeon.

Ostomy Support Group

  • Our Ostomy Support Group offers education, support, and shared experiences and insights into living with an ostomy. Family members or others are welcome.  This group meets at the Upper Valley Medical Center Cancer Care Center on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.  Call (937) 440-4706(937) 440-4706 for more information. 

Contact Us

If you or a loved one needs care for burns or wounds, our professionals can help the healing process with advanced, compassionate care. To learn more, call a location near you: