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PROXIMAL BYPASS IN THE US


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A GAL AT WORK HAD THIS SURGERY DONE SEVERAL MONTHS AGO AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL. THE HOSPITAL BILL FOR THE SURGERY AND SUPPLIES JUST CAME IN AT $67,000.00 (DOESN'T INCLUDE THE DR BILLING) THE SUPPLIES ALONE CHARGED TO THE INSURANCE COMPANY CAME TO $21,000.00

UNREAL FOR JUST A 24 HOUR STAY AND LAPAROSCOPY SURGERY!!!

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A GAL AT WORK HAD THIS SURGERY DONE SEVERAL MONTHS AGO AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL. THE HOSPITAL BILL FOR THE SURGERY AND SUPPLIES JUST CAME IN AT $67,000.00 (DOESN'T INCLUDE THE DR BILLING) THE SUPPLIES ALONE CHARGED TO THE INSURANCE COMPANY CAME TO $21,000.00

UNREAL FOR JUST A 24 HOUR STAY AND LAPAROSCOPY SURGERY!!!

What's proximal bypass Pammie? I've never heard of it...

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Here's what I found online to help explain:

Roux En-Y or Proximal

The gastric bypass, roux en-Y (proximal) method of the surgical procedure is the most commonly used type of gastric bypass surgery, which makes it the most common bariatric surgical procedure in the world. It is the method that is least likely to result in nutritional problems and allows the body to get more of the nutrients that it needs out of the small amounts of food that the patient will be able to eat in a single sitting. In this type of gastric bypass, the divided portions of the stomach are reattached to the small intestine at the upper, or proximal, part of the small intestine, allowing the food to pass through more of the small intestine and allowing more nutrition to be extracted from the food.

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