If you need an ostomy, you can choose from several different options. Each of these options offers different advantages and disadvantages. However, after reviewing all of these options carefully, many patients discover that the advantages of BCIR make it the best choice. Below is some information about this procedure and its advantages.
The Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir is a specific type of ostomy designed with the patient’s comfort and convenience in mind. During this procedure, the surgeon will take a small portion of your small intestine and use it to create an internal reservoir, or pouch, as well as a nipple valve. This pouch will store waste, and the nipple valve will be used to release it. The nipple valve is connected to a small ostomy in the lower part of your abdomen. When you want to empty the reservoir, you will simply insert a thin catheter into the valve and allow the waste to flow into the toilet.
The BCIR offers several advantages over other ostomy options, including:
If you are interested in learning more about the advantages of the BCIR, please contact Dr. Don Schiller today to make an appointment.