What’s a Loop Ostomy? (Video)
What Is a Loop Ostomy?
In a loop ostomy, the surgeon pulls a loop of bowel through an opening made in the wall of the belly. The loop is opened, and the edges of the bowel are stitched to the skin to create a stoma (STOE-muh) with two openings. One opening drains waste and the other drains mucus. The waste and mucus go from the stoma into a bag placed over the opening.