There is a lot of info at uoaa.org in the kpouch corner section. The BCIR is a form of a modified kpouch, but each surgeon has his/her own modifications that each institute does. It is not performed everywhere as we all know. YOu know I am having a kpouch at CC on Monday and I have done much research so you can ask me anything you want and I will do my best in amswering. The biggest complications are a slipped valve, fistula, and pouchitis. You would be very low risk for the pouchitis becuase of your inertia vs. inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. David Dietz is performing mine and he is supposed to be great. I know Wexner does not do them. Its not a perfect surgery, but many many pts have great satisfaction from the surgery and quality of life. Miss you and hope your well.
Chronic Lifetime Constipation, Dx IBS-C for 7 yrs
Diagnosed Colonic Inertia-Oct 2007
Total Colectomy with ileorectal anastamosis- Jan 28, 2008
Ileus with suspected leak- Feb 1, 2008, ended with four abdomal abscessses and 2 drains
Diagnosed with small bowel Fistula- March 6 2008
Drains removed- End of March 2008
Continued Constipation- biofeedback for 3 mo Aug 2008, Dx Rectal Inertia (Anismus)
Admitted with Small Bowel Obstruction April 4, 2009 and emergency ileostomy 4/13
Re-admitted with abdominal abscess. Released 4/24
Cleveland Clinic twice for 3/4th referral. Anismus undetected (no medical explanation)
Retracted stoma-infection/skin breakdown.
Ileostomy Reversal- Oct 8, 2009. Ileus/Dehydration 10/13. New rectal dysynergia-biofeedback-11-19
Bowel Obstruction 1-7-10 through 1-19....PICC, Tpn/Lipids...transferred to Cleveland Clinic 1-19 for BCIR (k-pouch)
"The Greatest Healing Therapy is Friendship and Love"