My BCIR surgery was done by Dr. Ernest Rehnke at Palms of Pasadena Hospital in St Petersburg, FL. He is an excellent surgeon and the nursing care is top notch. I had no problems with the 12 hour trip home to northern Wisconsin and attended a 5 hour outdoor estate auction the weekend after returning home. Within three months, I was able to do almost anything I wanted. I have had excellent results with my BCIR and the quality of life it has given me. Please feel free to send me a PM with any questions you have.