Proprietary means that the procedure is privately owned and when I checked only 2 hospitals in the US offered it; one in Los Angeles and one in Florida. This means that should one develop problems with the valve or post surgery complications you must be willing to travel for help if you don't live in those 2 areas. This does not mean that the BCIR is a bad choice, it's just not widely practiced so resources are limited. The two hospitals that offer the procedure will work with your insurance company for approval, you don't need to do that on your own.
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free