Why should I use Comfort Medical for my catheter and Ostomy supplies?
Comfort Medical is America’s choice for Catheter and Ostomy Supplies. We carry an extensive collection of urological and ostomy products covered by Medicare and most private insurances and offer FREE home delivery. Comfort works closely with your doctor, and handles all the insurance paperwork for you. The best part is that there is no up-front cost to you.
Types of Catheters
Straight catheters are part of intermittent catheterization, the periodic emptying of the bladder with a sterile catheter each time a person caths. This allows catheter users to prevent dangerous UTIs. Comfort Medical provides gentle catheters with smooth, fire-polished eyelets to cut down on the instance of urethral trauma that can cause the formation of scar tissue or strictures.
Coudé catheters are similar to straight catheters, but have a slightly curved tip used to navigate around obstacles like enlarged prostate or urethral strictures. Men typically use coudé catheters.
The Closed-Kit System prevents and often resolves repeated UTIs as well as other types of infections. This method is the safest form of catheterization because it is the most sterile. The kit comes with supplies to ensure that the catheter does not come into contact with any bacteria before entering the bladder.
External catheters are also known as condom or “Texas” catheters because external catheters continuously assist with leakage from the bladder. They conveniently roll over the penis like a condom and attach to a discreet collection bag.
Indwelling catheters are also called internal or “foley” catheters. This product is generally inserted by a medical professional. The indwelling catheter design is similar to intermittent catheters; however, an inflatable balloon anchors the catheter in the bladder for long periods of time. Indwelling catheters remain in the bladder for 3-4 weeks depending on a physician’s instructions and indicated plan of care.
Types of ostomies
A colostomy is a surgically created opening into the colon through the abdomen. Its purpose is to allow the stool to bypass a diseased or damaged part of the colon. The output from a colostomy includes liquid or formed stool (or somewhere in between), gas, and odor.
An ileostomy is a surgically created opening into the small intestine through the abdomen. With an ileostomy, a section of the small intestine and large intestine (colon) have been removed or bypassed. The output from an ileostomy after surgery is generally a steady liquid type of drainage. Over time though the stool will become thicker and more paste-like.
A urostomy is a surgically created opening to drain urine. A urostomy allows urine to flow out of the body after the bladder has been removed or bypassed. The output from a urostomy is urine and possibly some mucus.
Testimonials From Satisfied Customers
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William P., Jacksonville, FL
Comfort Medical interfaced with my doctor and the insurance company to make sure I got what I needed. There was no out-of-pocket costs with Comfort Medical. They seemed very keen to what my true needs were, and they actually listened to me. I believe that’s home run.
I committed my catheter business to a different company for years. I had become increasingly dissatisfied with my old supplier and was looking for a new one. The professionalism of the product specialist I spoke with convinced me that I found the right company. The straight catheters provided were soft, gentle, and easy to use.