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This is not the end of the road for you.

Whether you are unhappy with your current ostomy/ileostomy or you're in search of a surgical alternative due to a failed k-pouch, j-pouch/IPPA, or ileostomy – BCIR could be the option that finally gives you your life back. It has for so many already.


Is this for me?

Are you in search of a better quality of life? BCIR patients report a return to or increase in previous work, social activities, sports and physical exercises, and enjoy the freedom of a normal diet – all without a bag or appliance. If you are unhappy with your current ileostomy, or have a failed k-pouch, j-pouch/IPPA, or ileostomy, you'll want to learn about this continent ileostomy. This seminar is free, and it's a prime opportunity to connect with those who can answer all your questions about BCIR.


Introducing our BCIR seminar:

There are many ways to get in touch with Palms staff and BCIR alumni, but what better way than in person? And even better than that, this incredibly informative event is FREE. Our BCIR seminar is a great place to learn all there is to know about the surgery itself along with an opportunity to ask questions freely to our staff, surgeon, and former patients, our "alumni." BCIR has the potential to be a life changing option for the unhappy ostomate, and we encourage you to attend and get connected to our community. Our next seminar is:



Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 01:00 PM



Embassy Suites Oklahoma City - Will Rogers World Airport
1815 South Meridian
Oklahoma City, OK 73108


Free Parking

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 12:00 PM


Embassy Suites Orlando North
225 Shorecrest Drive
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

Free Parking


Here's what you’ll get:

  • An informative presentation on the surgery. You'll learn all the statistics, risks involved, outcomes, case studies, and who is a candidate for BCIR.
  • A question & answer session with the surgeon. You’ll have an opportunity to ask any question that may come to your mind about the surgery and life with BCIR.
  • Opportunities to meet past BCIR alumni. They are the true experts, and conversation about day-to-day life with a BCIR will be invaluable to you as you weigh your options.
  • Meet with our surgeon and staff. In attendance will be Dr. Ernest Rehnke, M.D., Susan Kay, R.N., and Velma Bragg, R.N., WOCN (she is also a BCIR alum!).


Here's how to get involved:

We travel around the country for these seminars, educating on BCIR and talking with people like YOU who want to know more about their ostomy options. There are many ways to get connected with our online community, or our "BCIR family" as so many of our alumni say. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay current on upcoming seminar locations, as well as on our blog. The seminar itself is an important first step in getting to know our community, and ultimately, if BCIR is right for you.


Register for the event online at and also RSVP on our Facebook event so we know you're coming.


Are you ready to learn how different life can be with BCIR?








Learn About BCIR

The choices and information about the different procedures can seem daunting. We aim to help you make an informed choice when it comes to your health. Interested in learning more? Our seminars are brief and educational. Click below to see our upcoming seminars at a location near you.

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