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Dr. Don Schiller is a pioneer in the BCIR procedure helping to improve the quality of life for people with intestinal, colon and rectal problems and those with a failed J pouch or Kock pouch. - May 16, 2017
Don J. Schiller, MD, FACS, one of the Pioneers of the Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir (BCIR) Surgery, is proud to announce his achieving 25 years of performing Continent ileostomy surgery with a flawless safety record without any patient mortalities and no malpractice lawsuits. This is a tribute... - February 07, 2015
Olympia Medical Center welcomes new Board Chair Andrew Berman, MD, and five new members to its Board of Governors from the Los Angeles community. Pioneer AIDS Researcher, Michael Gottlieb, M.D., is one of the distinguished new Board Members. - June 12, 2014
John Calderone, PhD, Chief Executive Officer at Olympia Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, has been named the recipient of the 4th Annual Healthcare Administrator Award, presented by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). APIC is a multi-disciplinary, voluntary,... - June 19, 2013
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. - November 22, 2012
The Seasons Program involves the individual’s primary care physician in partnership with Olympia Medical Center’s Team of geriatric behavioral health specialists to integrate medical and mental health treatment plans. The program’s interdisciplinary team includes geriatric psychiatrists, registered nurses, licensed clinical social workers and other mental health professionals. - June 28, 2012
Recently, Don J. Schiller, MD, FACS, gave the H. Earl Gordon Memorial Lecture to the Wadsworth Physicians & Surgeons Alumni Association at their Annual Scientific Seminar titled: “Ileostomy Options and Continent Diversions.” This presentation was about people who require complete removal... - April 08, 2012
As a person who had an ileostomy procedure (typically, because the colon has been partially or wholly removed), Adam was miserable having to deal daily with a malfunctioning J-Pouch to collect intestinal waste. He was in constant pain and recalls that his priorities were about making sure he knew where all of the restrooms were so he could plan his daily activities. He searched the Internet looking for alternatives and discovered the BCIR option for people with a failed J-pouch. - March 25, 2012
Patient Credits Spine Procedure by Neurosurgeon Carl Lauryssen, MD. Surgeon is first in Southern California to implant device to treat chronic back and leg pain. - February 19, 2011
Don J. Schiller, MD, FACS, renowned expert in surgery for the Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir (BCIR), a surgical modification of the Kock pouch intestinal reservoir, was featured at the Quality Life Association (QLA) Symposium, a three-day educational and interactive seminar. - October 10, 2010
Director of Research and Education at Olympia Medical Center Los Angeles, neurosurgeon, Carl Lauryssen,M.D., completed the first procedure using a highly concentrated, pure population of adult stem cells that originates in bone marrow and is collected from live, healthy donors for optimal cell functionality. Up Until Now, There was No Available Pure Adult Stem Cell on the Market - October 07, 2010
Marla Gibbs was treated at the Olympia Medical Center for Wound Management & Hyperbaric Medicine recently and was healed by the skilled group of physicians in 8 weeks—just in time to make it to the “Jeffersons” reunion show on “Good Morning America.” - October 02, 2010
Olympia Medical Center is first to use new surgical technology to relieve lower back pain. - September 01, 2010
Olympia Medical Center's emergency medical care has been found to be among the top 5 percent in the nation, according to a new study released by HealthGrades, the U.S.'s leading independent health-care ratings organization. As a result of the new study Olympia Medical Center is a recipient of the HealthGrades... - July 10, 2010
Olympia Medical Center appointed the 14th board member to the board. The hospital is located in the heart of Los Angeles and has been providing medical care to its community since 1948. Services at the 204-bed acute care hospital include comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services and a 24-hour emergency room. - May 20, 2009
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