Ostomy Services of UnityPoint Health | Des Moines, Iowa

UnityPoint Clinic - Express

180 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 120
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

00 Patients
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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

04 Patients
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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Ave., Ste. 2
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

06 Patients
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Urgent Care - Ankeny

3625 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Suite E
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

02 Patients
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Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

08 Patients
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Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

04 Patients
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Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 SE 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320

03 Patients
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Urgent Care - Urbandale

2901 86th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

00 Patients
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UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

Ostomy

Undergoing ostomy surgery can be overwhelming. It is difficult to learn everything you need to know while you are in the hospital. We have four certified ostomy nurses here to serve you and to help you return to an active, productive life.

The Ostomy Nurse team

  • Mary Puzder, RN, CWON
  • Debbie Lauer, RN, CWOCN
  • Nancy Medick, RN, CWON
  • Rita Huntrods, RN, CWON

Ostomy Support Group

UnityPoint Health - Des Moines offers an ostomy support group the first Wednesday of every month from 5 - 6 p.m. at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. Meetings will take place in the Younker 1 classroom. To learn more, please call (515) 241-8070.

Additional Resources

Websites

Books

  • Benirschke, R. Alive and Kicking. Firefly Press. 1996.
  • Benirschke, R. Great Comebacks from Ostomy Surgery. ConvaTec. 2002
  • Benitez, S. and Brody, J. Bag Lady: a Memoir. Benitez Books. 2006.
  • Elsagher, B. I'd Like to Buy a Bowel Please! Expert Publishing. 2006.
  • Foley-Bolch, K. and Kassouf, M. and Sweeney, B. Yes, We Can. Chandler House Press. 2000.