Enterostomal Therapy

In-Home Nursing Services

WELCOME TO E-T GOES HOME

Ostomy surgery is a life-changing procedure that raises all kinds of questions, concerns and—let’s be honest—a great deal of anxiety. As a nurse who’s specialized in stoma care for nearly 15 years, I can help guide you through everything—pre-op to post-op—so you can feel confident in your ability to handle stoma-related care at home.

Helping people adjust and get comfortable with their “new normal” after this life-changing procedure is my passion. I know the questions and concerns you have, what complications can arise, and what steps you can take to deal with them—or prevent them altogether. 

You may be wondering what enterostomal therapy is, exactly—and how you can benefit from the help of a CWOCN (Certified Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse). As a CWOCN, I’m specially trained to give you practical advice on managing your stoma. I can offer pouching recommendations, advice on products you can use to keep clean and comfortable, and help treat and manage complications. 

I have experience working one-on-one with patients, with family members, and with at-home caregivers—whoever’s in charge of stoma care. Generally we’ll start with a consultation—either in person or virtually (e.g. Facetime)—so we can discuss your specific needs and concerns. For in-person visits—available to patients in Queens and Long Island—I can provide hands-on demonstrations of stoma care and cleaning.

SUPPORT WHEN YOU NEED IT

How long will you require services? For some, a one-time consultation will be sufficient; for others, two or three visits may be necessary for everyone to feel comfortable and confident. Of course, you should feel free to keep in touch afterwards and contact me if you have any additional concerns or new developments. Keep in mind that while a stoma care nurse can help you make a smooth transition after surgery, we are always here to help—whenever you feel you need it

E.T GOES HOME ENTEROSTOMAL THERAPY AT A GLANCE

• Provide expert stoma care
• Help prevent common complications
• Offer solutions to treat/manage complications
• Provide up-to-date info & patient education
• Pouching and useful product recommendations
• One-time, in-person*, and virtual consultations available
• In-person, hands-on demonstrations*
• Work with individuals, families, and caregivers
• Stoma-only focus (no wound or continence care)
* Queens and Long Island only

RACHELLE ANYA SIDERIS, MSN, RN, ACNS, CWOCN

Mission

I’ve been a nurse for 20 years, specializing in enterostomal therapy for nearly 15 years. When I meet patients for the first time, there’s usually a lot going on in their lives. They’re anxious not only about their upcoming surgery, but also about how to clean and care for their new stoma when they get home. 

I’m passionate about the type of care I give because I know how much it means to patients, their families, and caregivers to have someone experienced, kind, and knowledgeable to guide them through this life-changing time. From seniors at home to the youngsters I counsel at a camp for teens with bowel and bladder conditions—and everyone, at any age, between—my goal is to let patients know: You’re not alone. It’s my pleasure to be on your team to help ensure that life at home with a stoma is as safe, stress-free, and comfortable as it can be.

Credentials 

• BS (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, NY
• MSN (Master of Science in Nursing) SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, NY
• RN (Registered Nurse) Licensed in the state of New York
• ACNS (Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist)
• CWOCN (Certified Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse), Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Atlanta, GA. Certification re-established every 5 years
• Member, WOCN® Society
• President (2020-2021), NER-WOCN (Northeast Region of the WOCN® Society)
• Co-Medical Director of Youth Rally Camp, a camp for adolescents living with conditions of the bowel and bladder

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you take my insurance?

At this time, I do not accept third-party billing (insurance); services are private pay only.

Do you provide service in my state?

I can conduct virtual consultations anywhere (via FaceTime); in-person visits are available for the Queens-Long Island region only.

What is involved with pre-op services?

A pre-op consultation can help get you up to speed on what to expect after your surgery. I can serve as a conduit between you and your doctor’s office, demonstrate how the stoma and accompanying products work, and generally prepare you for what will be your new normal. Stoma surgery is a life-changing procedure; everything you learn beforehand will contribute to your “new survival skills.”

What is involved with post-op services?

Post-op services will generally involve ensuring that you’re comfortable with the day-to-day care of your stoma. At this time, in the comfort of your home, you’ll understand better what’s involved and where you’re having difficulty; I can help answer any questions or concerns you may have. You should definitely get in touch with me if you experience any of the following: skin irritation; leaks under your pouching system (or around the skin barrier); or excessive bleeding near the stoma (a small amount is not worrisome).

How long will I be receiving services?

For some, a one-time consultation will be all you need; for others, two or three visits may be necessary for everyone to feel comfortable and confident. Of course, you should feel free to keep in touch afterwards and contact me if you have any additional concerns or developments.

How do I set up a consultation? 

To book a consultation, please email me at info@e-tgoeshome.com, or call: 516 406-3292. (Please note in-person visits are available in the Queens/Long Island area only.)

How do I make an appointment?

To book an appointment , please email me at info@e-tgoeshome.com, or call: 516 406-3292. (Please note in-person visits are available in the Queens/Long Island area only.)

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Ostomy surgery is a life-changing procedure that raises all kinds of questions, concerns and—let’s be honest—a great deal of anxiety. As a nurse who’s specialized in stoma care for nearly 15 years, I can help guide you through everything—pre-op to post-op—so you can feel confident in your ability to handle stoma-related care at home.

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