United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc. (UOAA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports, empowers, and advocates for people who have had or who will have ostomy or continent diversion surgery.

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UOAA promotes quality of life for people with ostomies and continent diversions through information, support, advocacy and collaboration.

Get Educated

Medically reviewed surgery-specific information. Ostomy pouch management tips, diet & nutrition, skincare, sexuality, travel tips and more!

Be An Advocate

Join our national advocacy network and take action on issues that affect the quality of life of all people living with an ostomy or continent diversion in the United States.

Feel Supported

Find local peer support at one of our 300+ support groups in the U.S., get answers to questions on our online discussion board, or connect with our Facebook community.

Find Your
Ostomy Answer

The official publication of the UOAA, The Phoenix Ostomy Magazine, answers the many questions and challenges of living with an ostomy or being a caregiver.

Topics include: Diet and Exercise; Odor Control; Intimacy; Skin Care; New Products; Psychosocial Issues and much more. Exclusive, in-depth articles written by medical doctors, ostomy nurses and experts in stoma care offer advice and solutions while personal stories inspire us all. Each subscription includes a FREE New Ostomy Patient Guide and FREE ostomy product samples.

The Phoenix Magazine


Read Our Patient Stories Below:

Annie G.

My story began when, at age 56, I discovered that I had late-stage colorectal cancer.

Ray E.

I had ulcerative colitis that was unresponsive to any treatments including remicade infusions.

Tricia H.

Saying that my ostomy gave me my life back is not an understatement.