Specialty surgeon complete packaged procedure for a gastric bypass – bariatric surgery. A gastric bypass bariatric surgery is any of a group of similar operations used to treat morbid obesity. Gastric bypass bariatric surgery helps reduce the severe accumulation of excess weight as fatty tissue. Bariatric surgery is the term encompassing all of the surgical treatments for morbid obesity, not just gastric bypass.
A gastric bypass procedure divides the stomach into a small upper pouch and a much smaller, lower ‘remnant’ pouch, reducing stomach size and then re-arranges the small intestine to allow both pouches to stay connected to it.
The gastric bypass bariatric surgery treatment cost includes the facility fee, physician’s fee, related medical procedures, and drugs required to administer the plan of care. The package includes all hospital material for the surgery, doctors’ fees, pre-surgery blood work. Not included are diagnostic studies, consultations with additional specialists, and cost of complication management; travel, food, and lodging.