Don Schiller, MD, Celebrates 25 Years of Surgical Safety
02/06/2015

Don Schiller, MD, a Pioneer of the BCIR Surgery, announces achieving 25 years of performing Continent ileostomy surgery with a flawless safety record.

Online PR News – 06-February-2015 – Los Angeles, CA – Don J. Schiller, MD, FACS, one of the Pioneers of the Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir (BCIR) Surgery, is proud to announce his achieving 25 years of performing Continent ileostomy surgery with a flawless safety record without any patient mortalities and no malpractice lawsuits. This is a tribute to his Surgical Skill and unparalleled excellence in post-operative management at Olympia Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.

In addition to surgical safety, Dr. Schiller's procedure reduces patient hospital stay. What used to require a 3 week stay in the hospital at other Ostomy Centers has been reduced to 2 weeks without any change in his excellent patient outcomes.

The BCIR is a highly specialized version of the Kock Pouch, which itself is a unique operation performed by very few surgeons in the country and the world. The BCIR is designed for people who would otherwise require a conventional Brooke ileostomy which mandates the continuous wearing of an external appliance or bag to collect digestive waste. This operation is for patients who need to undergo removal of their entire large intestine (colon and rectum), usually for Ulcerative Colitis (UC), or Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP), as well as other conditions including colonic inertia and some patients with Crohn’s disease that is limited to the large intestine. The BCIR is also an excellent option for people who have undergone the ileoanal J pouch procedure and who have a poor outcome.

Freedom and Control are the hallmarks of the BCIR providing patients Freedom from wearing an external pouch, and Control over the evacuation of intestinal waste. Dr. Schiller has a devoted surgical team, and has personally trained a devoted nursing staff so that every patient is cared for by nurses who are fully educated about the BCIR or the Kock Pouch. In addition, Olympia Medical Center provides the dedicated nursing unit with double-size, private rooms which readily accommodate a significant other during a patient’s stay. Dr. Schiller personally sees his patients in the hospital daily after the surgery, and follows his patients closely for at least 6 months after discharge.

If you or someone you know is considering BCIR surgery, has a failed J pouch or a malfunctioning Kock pouch, let them know about Dr. Schiller. Although there are many options for selecting a surgeon, what sets Dr. Schiller apart is that he has never been sued for malpractice, attesting to his skill and devotion to his patients. He has been a Fellow of the nationally prestigious American College of Surgeons his entire career. Patients would be fortunate to have the BCIR surgery performed by Dr. Schiller, whose record has shown that he is one of the safest Ostomy surgeons in the United States.