The Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservior (BCIR) is an appliance-free intestinal ostomy. The BCIR itself is a surgically created pouch located on the inside of the abdominal wall made from your small intestine. The pouch’s function is to store intestinal waste, which is drained several times a day by inserting a catheter into a small opening in the abdomen called a stoma. The BCIR can be a life-changing option for patients who have had removal of their large intestine (colon and rectum) in that it creates a new pathway for the evacuation of waste. The BCIR is 100% internal, or intra-abdominal. It’s also 100% appliance free.

The Continent Ostomy Center

At Palms Of Pasadena Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida

The Continent Ostomy Center enjoys the excellent reputation of the Palms of Pasadena Hospital, built upon years of success in delivering high quality health services.

The Palms of Pasadena Campus BCIR Unit

As a 307-bed acute care hospital, Palms of Pasadena offers a full range of medical/surgical and specialty services, with full accreditation by Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. Of particular note is the innovative BCIR surgical procedure which we have been performing consistently since 1988. Surgery of this type is very specialized and the staff needs to have demonstrated a high level of skill and commitment to long term care.

More than 200 physicians, board-certified or board-eligible, representing more than 30 specialties, are on the medical staff. Supported by 750 clinicians, technicians and other staff, these physicians bring you the level of technology and personalized care you can expect.

The Continent Ostomy Center at Palms of Pasadena Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida is in a beautiful setting. It overlooks Boca Ciega Bay in sunny St. Petersburg, a year-round vacation and recreation center of Florida's suncoast.

If you have any questions about the surgeon or the BCIR procedure, please send an email to Susan Kay or give her a call at (800) 336-0789. Don't forget to ask her to send you a CD about the BCIR procedure.