If you are in need of an ostomy, you have several options to choose from, including the conventional ileostomy, J-pouch and Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir. However, not all of these options will provide you with the same advantages. Here are six reasons you should choose BCIR over the other options available.
With BCIR, you will be able to decide when to empty the reservoir. Unlike a conventional ileostomy, which releases waste constantly, the BCIR allows you to empty waste when it’s convenient for you.
Because all of the components of the BCIR are made from your own tissue, it won’t cause irritation like some other ostomies do.
Unlike the conventional ileostomy, the BCIR doesn’t require an external collection bag, which can be unsightly and inconvenient. Instead, you will empty the reservoir with a thin catheter.
The BCIR’s nipple valve is self-sealing, which means that no gas or waste will escape until you insert the catheter. This means you won’t have to worry about messy, embarrassing leaks.
With the J-pouch, you don’t have to wear an external collection bag, but you will need to go to the bathroom quickly after feeling an urge in order to avoid leaking. The BCIR, on the other hand, allows you to put off emptying until it is convenient for you.
Unlike the J-pouch, which must be emptied many times a day, the BCIR needs to be emptied only three to five times a day.
Because of these advantages, many patients choose the BCIR over the other options available. If you are interested in learning more about the BCIR, please contact Dr. Don Schiller today to make an appointment.