Ostomy Support Group

We welcome patients with a new or existing colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy, and their family and friends, to monthly meetings of the Massachusetts General Hospital Ostomy Support Group.

Hosted by ostomy nurses from the Massachusetts General Hospital Digestive Healthcare Center, meetings of the Mass General Ostomy Support Group present an open and inviting atmosphere to ask questions, share tips and discuss relevant topics, typically in the presence of a social worker and nutritionist. Meetings are free and often feature a guest speaker.

Support Group DetailsLocation: Massachusetts General Hospital, Wang Building, Suite 455, Surgical Clinic conference room
Date: 3rd Thursday of each month
Time: 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Contact(s): 617-726-2760, if you have questions, or
Maureen McCarthy RN, BSN, CWON – 617-726-8853
Kerri Giannino RN, BSN, CWOCN – 617-643-8606
Laura Berry RN, BSN, CWOCN – 617-643-5361

Visit the Digestive Healthcare About This Center page for a list of upcoming group meetings. No registration required.
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