“I had a Brooke ileostomy when I was 28 years old. I learned about the BCIR when I was 36 and underwent surgery. The BCIR is a blessing! The Brooke appliance was inconvenient, messier than the BCIR and made me feel self-conscious. And the BCIR is cheaper to maintain than the Brooke. With the Brooke I had to replace the external appliance (pouch) regularly. With the BCIR, the catheters last many months and are inexpensive. I keep catheters at work, in the car and have several at home. I usually empty my BCIR first thing in the morning, twice at work and once or twice in the evening. Emptying is old hat and takes about five minutes. It is even possible to delay emptying until a convenient time.” — Brenda A.
Dr. Schiller has greatly improved the quality of life of innumerable patients who have a malfunctioning conventional Brooke ileostomy, or a malfunctioning or failed ileoanal J pouch or Kock pouch. He is dedicated to providing the best care for his patients, and personally manages their care every day while they are hospitalized. He also provides long-term follow-up for every patient as an integral part of this unique, specialized operation to insure optimal outcomes.
The Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir (BCIR). The BCIR is a updated version of the Kock Pouch Continent Ileostomy, requiring no external appliance or bag, and restoring control and freedom over the evacuation of intestinal waste.
Even if Dr. Schiller is not contracted with your health insurance Plan, your plan will make payment at the in-network level of benefits due to the unique, highly specialized nature of this surgery. Contact us to learn more about Insurance benefits and coverage that will pay for your surgery and hospital stay.