Ostomies or stomas are created for many reasons. People often fear life with a bag but the truth is, people can live very full lives even with an ostomy bag. These are created for many reasons ranging from cancer to incontinence. The decision to give a patient an ostomy bag is taken very seriously by Colorectal surgeons and they are only made when absolutely necessary. If a patient needs to have a bag, the team does its very best to prepare the patient before the operation, during hospitalization, and in the follow-up period after the operation.