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

Liquid Medications

Question: I have had an ileostomy for one year. I recently read about certain drugs and vitamins that are best taken in liquid form. How

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Yaser Nadeem

Donut/Ring Pillows

Question: I’d always heard that patients shouldn’t use donut cushions following surgery to close the anus, as it can spread the cheeks apart and impede

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Yaser Nadeem

Parastomal Hernia

Question: I’ve had my ostomy since 2016. Last November I had an obstruction due to a hernia. My surgeon referred me to a surgeon specializing

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Yaser Nadeem

Ostomy Paste

Question After going through an ileostomy last year I was ‘taught’ how to apply my flange when using a 2-part flange/pouch system. After cutting the

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