Friend went from BCIR to Kpouch

Not like she planned it that way but she was having so many issues with a fistula and possible UC to CD diagnoses, she ended up at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Dietz is pretty awesome. Just thought it was cool and wanted to share what he did for her. He flipped her pouch 180 so the fistula hole was then attached to the back where the small intestine is. After ruling she did not have CD after all he then made her a new valve, if it was CD she was going to be stuck with a leaky valve, instead of wrapping the intestine BCIR style he made a hamock with it. Only thing she doesn't like is the stoma since she thinks the kpouch version is ugglier than her BCIR one but still neat.


Sadly she developed another fistula due to intestines not healing right after surgery so she is had a 2nd surgery week later to get a temp ileo for 6 months with wound vac.


Pouch flipping might be a new term Smiler
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