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Patient Testimonials

We are always happy to share stories from our patients. Hopefully, they will help you gain more insight regarding how life might be with a Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir (BCIR). In addition, once you have surgery, we are committed to a smooth transition back home - you may find our "Patient Tips" helpful.

Our Patient Testimonials include stories and photos from actual patients. However, since we cannot assure you that your outcome will match the portrayals of these patients - we suggest you visit the Clinical Studies page where you will see data that reflects our outcomes that have been published in medical journals. The stories of our patients are not intended to replace the services of a trained health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of physicians.

If you'd like to receive more information or a list of past patients with a BCIR, please email Susan Kay, R.N or call her at 1-800-336-0789. Don't forget to ask her to send you a CD about the BCIR procedure.

Some of our patients have shared their success stories with us. Hopefully, they will help you gain more insight regarding how life might be with a Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir.


Michael  

06/13/2014

I live with a Barnett Continent Ileostomy Reservoir, or BCIR for short. I am also using my hobbies, which are bodybuilding, acting, and modeling to help motivate others who have digestive diseases and who are struggling to find a solution to their digestive issues. The BCIR, in my opinion, is by far the best procedure to have if you have no choice but to get your colon removed. I know this because I've lived with the ileostomy bag and the j-pouch, the two most commonly used procedures to have after your colon is removed. The BCIR is not as well known, but I'm educating people on how much more comfortable you'll be with the BCIR versus the j-pouch or the ileostomy bag

Age at surgery: 29