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Welcome to the Green Bay Area Ostomy Support Group!

What is an ostomy?

An ostomy is a surgical procedure used to create an opening (called a stoma) made in the abdomen to allow urine or feces to leave the body, when the natural organ has been bypassed or removed due to disease or injury.

Who we are:

We are an affiliated support group of the United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc. (UOAA), serving the Green Bay, northern Wisconsin and upper peninsula of Michigan areas. 

We publish a newsletter and hold support group meetings. We invite you to attend our group meetings to meet some of our chapter members who are eager to share their experiences of, and tips for, living with an ostomy or continent diversion. You do not have to be a member to attend – all are welcome. 

Our mission:

The Green Bay Area Ostomy Support Group is a volunteer-based health organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and advocacy for people who have had or will have intestinal or urinary diversions.

Donations to our support group are always gratefully accepted!

Contact us for details. 

UOAA also offers many other resources, such as a quarterly magazine called The Phoenix, a UOAA Discussion Board, conferences, youth camp, etc. 
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The documents contained within these web pages are presented expressly for informational purposes only. In no way are any of the materials presented here meant to be a substitute for professional medical care or attention by a qualified practitioner, nor should they be construed as such. ALWAYS check with your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about your condition, or before starting a new program of treatment. The Green Bay Area Ostomy Support Group is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any form of damages whatsoever resulting from the use (or misuse) of information contained in or implied by these documents. See the Site Terms and Conditions for more information. 

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