Medical Lifestyle Advisory Committee + Questions

The Medical Lifestyle Advisory Committee is comprised of a group of dedicated, professional and knowledgeable experts in the field of ostomy care and management.

The Medical Lifestyle Advisory Committee is comprised of a group of dedicated, professional and knowledgeable experts in the field of ostomy care and management. Opinions, recommendations and advice expressed provide a safe and professional place for interchange of ideas and discussions. The intent is to support people living with an ostomy in order that they may live and thrive in a more balanced life.

Recommendations are not made to diagnose, or provide treatment for any health ailment, medical condition or disease. Nor, as a substitute for seeking professional advice, guidance and treatment for such problems. No responsibility or liability will be made in connection with any advice. All matters remain confidential and will not be shared.

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Medical Lifestyle Advisory Team

Karen Bruton (Chair)

RN BScN MCISc-WH WOCC(C)
Registered Nurse

Dr. Shabita Teja

Naturopath and Pharmacist

Rory Hornstein

RD, BEd
Dietitian

Lisa Harris

BScPT CAFCI MCPA
Registered Physiotherapist

Lauren Wolfe

RN, BSN, MClSc (WH), NSWOC, CWOCN
Registered Nurse

Dr. Zane Cohen

M.D., F.R.C.S.(C)
Senior Colorectal Surgeon,
Sinai Health System

Rose Raizman

RN-EC PHCNP NSWOC WOCC(C) MSc MScN
Personal Health Coach

Dr. Tim Sproule

MD FRCSC,
Acting Chief Plastic Surgery
Scarborough Health Network

Previous questions and answers

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Yaser Nadeem

Ileostomy with a stoma to manage

Question:  I am a patient suffering from severe bowel issues. I’ve undergone extensive testing and don’t have a diagnosis for the severe alternating diarrhea and

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Yaser Nadeem

Pain like a blockage daily

Question:  I was recently diagnosed with legionel, intubated and due to this not taking any meds for my Crohn’s and ostomy, my stomach consistently bloats

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Yaser Nadeem

Anti-leak urostomy night bag

Question:  Is there an anti-leak urostomy night bag available? I have not used a night bag for 15 years and now require one. Each one I

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Yaser Nadeem

Reversal Time Limit

Question:  Is there a time limit to get a reversal? Response: Depending on your medical history there might be a time limit but, in most

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Yaser Nadeem

Incontinent Undergarments

Question:  I have been looking for incontinent underwear and bought some on line, but, even though they are advertised as being leak proof, etc, they

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