Advanced surgical techniques employed by Don J. Schiller, MD, FACS have reduced the hospital stay for BCIR patients from 3 weeks to 2 weeks – allowing you to enjoy your new life of freedom and control to start that much sooner! Read more in Dr. Schiller’s blog.
The Center for Ileostomy Surgery is dedicated to providing you with high-quality care and a good experience. Our warm and friendly staff is very highly trained, and we strive to make you feel comfortable throughout your treatment. We pride ourselves on our excellent patient outcomes and unparalleled reputation for ileostomy in Los Angeles. Patients come to us for ileostomy as well as for treatment for hernias, colon cancer, and breast disease.
During your hospital stay, you will be seen daily by your surgeon, Dr. Schiller. This responsibility is never delegated to a physician assistant and allows for direct access to your doctor. You will also be provided a private room with an additional bed available for a significant other to stay with you during your visit. Following discharge, Dr. Schiller remains available to answer any of your questions or concerns. This is true even during evenings and weekends. Dr. Schiller is committed to your long-term health, and provides the supporting follow-up care that can make the difference in your quality of life.
Dr. Schiller has carefully built a team of medical staff to make the Center for Ileostomy Surgery as strong as it can be. Having received personal training from Dr. Schiller, every nurse that you will encounter will be knowledgeable about this unique surgery and your specific condition.
At the time of your discharge from the hospital, most out-of-town patients go directly to the airport to return home as you can expect to be feeling well and independent and able to take care of all of your needs. You will also have a scheduled appointment for your first follow-up visit with Dr. Schiller. If you do not live in the area, then the follow-up appointments during the first six months after surgery are telephone appointments. Dr. Schiller maintains a chart in his office and makes the customary notes with every visit, whether in person or by telephone. In addition, Dr. Schiller is happy to communicate with your local physicians about your surgery and whenever necessary.