The cost effectiveness of laparoscopic versus open gastric bypass surgery.

@article{Paxton2005TheCE,
  title={The cost effectiveness of laparoscopic versus open gastric bypass surgery.},
  author={James H Paxton and Jeffrey B. Matthews},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={24-34}
}
BACKGROUND Over the last decade, laparoscopic gastric bypass (LGBP) has been proven to be a safe and well-tolerated approach to the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, despite its increased cost when compared to the open approach (OGBP). This increased expense has led many to question whether LGBP is a cost effective alternative to OGBP. The aim of this study is to determine which approach is most cost effective, considering costs associated with the operation itself, perioperative complications, and… CONTINUE READING

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