Gastric Bypass Gastroenterologist Consultation
Specialty physician consultation – 1 hour assessment and treatment recommendation.
Gastric by-pass surgery is any of a group of similar operations used to treat morbid obesity, 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 bypasses.
Gastric bypass procedures divide the stomach into a small upper pouch and a much larger, lower ‘remnant’ pouch, reducing stomach size and then re-arranges the small intestine to allow both pouches to stay connected to it.
The total cost includes a one-hour consultation with a specialist.
Not included are diagnostic studies, consultations with additional specialists, and cost of complication management; travel, food, and lodging.