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Cystectomy with Continent Cutaneous Urinary Diversion

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Feb 4, 2024.

Cystectomy with continent cutaneous urinary diversion is surgery to remove your bladder. Your surgeon will create a new way for urine to drain out of your body. He or she will make a new bladder from a piece of your intestine. The new bladder will be connected to an opening called a stoma on your abdomen. You will empty urine through a catheter you will guide through the stoma and into the new bladder.

Kidney, Ureters, Bladder


Call your local emergency number (911 in the US) for any of the following:

Seek care immediately if:

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Wound and stoma care:


Follow up with your doctor or surgeon as directed:

You will need to return to have the stents removed, and you may need more tests. You will also need to return to make sure the stoma is healing. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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