Besides the specialties more directly involved in the diagnosis and therapeutics, other areas are fundamental in the follow-up of patients with colorectal pathology.

  • Nursing – Stomatherapy Consultation

    This consultation is provided by nurses with specific training in stomatherapy.

    It is intended for patients with evacuation or feeding ostomy, and to their families, aiming to provide information on how to use, maintain and take charge of stomas.

    The Stomatherapy Consultation is provided Mondays and Thursdays, between 17h00 and 21h00, on Floor 2 HR (access B), by previous appointment.


    • Phone: 217104400
    • Email: enfestomaterapia@hospitaldaluz.pt
    • In person at the hospital


  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    In certain colorectal diseases, the area of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation can have a determinant role for a better quality of life, through rehabilitation treatments of the pelvic floor.

    The aim is to minimize the sequela produced by some treatments, such as surgery or radiotherapy, eliminating more promptly more common complaints that interfere in the daily life of patients.

    o Physical medicine and rehabilitation (learn more about the team and areas of differentiation)
    o Contacts and other ways to request appointments 

  • Nutrition


    Certain colorectal diseases, among which are oncologic diseases, may be associated with alterations to the normal use of nutrients by the organism.

    Therefore, many patients may experience some weight loss or malnutrition associated with the disease. The nutritional follow-up aims to guarantee a healthy and balanced diet in each individual case.

    The most common effects of oncologic treatments that can negatively affect ingestion, digestion and the absorption of nutrients are:

    • Alteration in taste and smell
    • Decreased appetite
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Abdominal pain
    • Diarrhea
    • Lesions of mouth and teeth
    • Dry mouth
    • Difficult and painful deglutition
    • Esophageal lesions
    • Depression and anxiety

    Presently, we know that a correct diet in all stages of the oncologic disease impacts its evolution, contributes to the improvement of symptoms associated with the disease and its treatment, reduces the rate of infections and postoperative complications, abbreviates hospital internment time and improves patients’ immune response to treatment.

    The nutritional support must be personalized, considering the patient’s nutritional condition, symptoms, treatments, gastrointestinal function, ability to feed himself, personal preferences and habits, prognosis and therapeutic goal.