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Doctor insights on: Can A Bcir Surgeon Help Me With My Kock Pouch

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Can a bcir surgeon help me with my kock pouch?

Probably: They should be able to, but it is always wise to follow-up with your original surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the difference between a kock pouch and the bcir pouch?

Can you tell me the difference between a kock pouch and the bcir pouch?

Valve Type: Both of these are types of continent ileostomy pouches that store stool intra-abdominally and allow the user to drain it through a catheter at will. The difference between the two is in the exit valves and associated complications - the bcir is really just a newer modification to the original kock pouch. ...Read more

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If there is no bcir surgeon nearby, what do you recommend?

If there is no bcir surgeon nearby, what do you recommend?

IBD surgeon: I would make sure that you are being seen by a general / colorectal surgeon with a lot of experience with ibd. If that is the case, ask him/her for a referral to a tertiary center where there is a surgeon who would be able to perform this for you. ...Read more

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What exactly is a kock pouch?

Waste Reservoir: A kock pouch is a continent ileostomy formed through surgery after a colectomy. Basically, it's an pouch inside the abdomen (created from the intestines) that allows stool to accumulate inside the body and be emptied through a catheter in the abdomen at will. This procedure is used to avoid tradition colostomy bags and improve a patient's quality of life. ...Read more

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I have a k pouch and have very low energy. What is the best way to regain my energy? Some foods mainly vegetable's are not a option due to my k pouc

I have a k pouch and have very low energy.  What is the best way to regain my energy?  Some foods mainly vegetable's are not a option due to my k pouc

Exercise: You should exercise more. I know it is difficult with a k pouch, however i would speak with your surgeon about what can and can not be physically tolerated. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the success rate of the bcir operation?

What is the success rate of the bcir operation?

Good: The success rate is quite good, however make sure it is being performed by an experienced surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the mortality rate for the bcir operation?

What is the mortality rate for the bcir operation?

Depends!: It's going to depend on your surgeon's expertise, the hospital you choose, your disease state, your current anatomy, your surgical history, other major health issues (like kidney, heart, lung or liver disease), the medications you take (eg immunosuppressants). In general, i would imagine death to be less than 1 in a 100. You should consult with an expert: http://www.Fascrs.Org/. ...Read more

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Do I need a blood transfusion after bcir?

Do I need a blood transfusion after bcir?

It depeds: You may need transfusion if your blood level low to, you may not if you blood level is adequate? ...Read more

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Can I eat anything I want after the bcir?

Can I eat anything I want after the bcir?

Diet after BCIR: Probably no. I would start with bland foods and advance slowly. I am sure there willbe a nutrionist in the hospital for nutritional counseling. High acidity foods and concentrated foods (high on fat) are likely to trigger diarrhea and discomfort. ...Read more

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How is a bcir done, and what are the failure rates and the somewhat-poor-outcome rates?

How is a bcir done, and what are the failure rates and the somewhat-poor-outcome rates?

BCIR: The bcir is a surgically-created pouch, or reservoir, on the inside of the abdomen, made from the last part of the small intestine (the ileum), and is used for the storage of intestinal waste. For details: www.Bcir.Com. ...Read more