Dr. Schiller lectures and gives presentations about ileostomy Options and Continent Diversions. He is a surgical pioneer in the BCIR (Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir), an option that provides continence to patients who would otherwise have a conventional ileostomy which requires wearing an external pouch at all times to collect digestive waste. The patients are usually young (teens to 40s), and suffer from Ulcerative Colitis or Familial Adenomatous Polyposis. These medical conditions are cured by complete removal of the large intestine and rectum.
Dr. Schiller has been performing continent ileostomy surgery (Barnett type of Kock Pouch (or BCIR), revisions of malfunctioning Kock and Barnett pouches, and conversions of failed ileo-anal J Pouches to the BCIR) since 1989. Over all of these years, one constant exists - the personal commitment and dedication of Dr. Schiller to his patients.
Dr. Schiller has always followed a practice style of being readily available to his patients, especially BCIR patients who need to have access to their surgeon on a long-term basis, even for medically unrelated issues. He wants patients to know that any concerns or questions should be directed to him, rather than relying on the advice of a nurse or PA. Dr. Schiller maintains an office chart on every patient at Olympia Medical Center, and takes notes during every telephone contact.
Dr. Schiller also lectures on the History of Ileostomy Surgery, the Kock pouch continent ileostomy, and Surgical Options for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease). Dr. Schiller has given many presentations over the past 20 years involving patient groups, Physicians, Surgical Residency Programs, the Quality Life Association and the United Ostomy Associations of America.
For more information contact Tillie Huber in Los Angeles at (323) 932-5448 or email BCIR@olympiamc.com.