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What is a bcir?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Reservoir

Barnett continent intestinal reservoir (bcir) surgery is sort of a compromise.
In bcir, a colon surgeon creates an internal pouch from your small intestine. The pouch takes over the function of the rectum (stores waste inside the body). You then empty the pouch by inserting a catheter into a stoma several times a day.

In brief: Reservoir

Barnett continent intestinal reservoir (bcir) surgery is sort of a compromise.
In bcir, a colon surgeon creates an internal pouch from your small intestine. The pouch takes over the function of the rectum (stores waste inside the body). You then empty the pouch by inserting a catheter into a stoma several times a day.
Dr. Jason Hemming
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Dr. Sean O Donovan
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Rectal substitute

Bcir stands for barnett continent ileal reservoir-a patented technique of creating a reservoir for stool after colectomy, usually for cuc.
Requires intermittent catheterization to empty via a small stoma on the lower abdomen, prone to requiring revisional surgery. Alternatives exist! search ileoanal pouch or j pouch.

In brief: Rectal substitute

Bcir stands for barnett continent ileal reservoir-a patented technique of creating a reservoir for stool after colectomy, usually for cuc.
Requires intermittent catheterization to empty via a small stoma on the lower abdomen, prone to requiring revisional surgery. Alternatives exist! search ileoanal pouch or j pouch.
Dr. Sean O Donovan
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