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Enterostomal Therapy

Enterostomal Therapy is the treatment of patients with surgically constructed connections between the intestines and the skin (Colostomy, Ileostomy, Urostomy).

In 1958, the first school of Enterstomal Therapy was created at The Cleveland Clinic by Dr. Rupert B. Turnbull and Mrs. Norma Gill. Since then, most advanced medical institutions have recognized the importance of Enterostomal Therapy and have trained enterostomal therapists on their staff.

The success of operations that require intestinal stomas is determined by the skill of the surgeon, the placement of the stoma and the pre- and post operative care and education provided by the enterostomal therapist. Dr. Worsey and Dr. Beiermeister have extensive experience constructing and caring for patients with colostomies, ileostomies and urostomies. In addition, their team includes a stoma therapy nurse with many years of experience, and has special expertise managing some of the unique problems that arise in patient’s with the Koch continent ileostomy or J-Pouch.


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Established in 1924 by Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla has been one of Southern California’s premier medical centers for more than 80 years. Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla offers a wide range of clinical, surgical and specialty services. It is consistently recognized for quality patient care and is the first in San Diego to be designated a Magnet Hospital by the American Nursing Association for excellence in patient care.

San Diego Colon and Rectal Surgeons

9834 Genesee Avenue
Suite 201
La Jolla, California 92037

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