Clinimed - Life with a stoma
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Before you have your surgery a medical history will be obtained from you at the pre-operative clinic.

Medical procedures / tests will also be required as these build up a detailed picture of possible causes of your problems.

This section will discuss some of the investigations that may be required and will look at some tests that may be carried out pre-operatively.