Gastroenterostomy Cost and Gastroenterostomy Procedures Information

A gastroenterostomy is a surgical procedure used to attach the stomach to the small intestine, usually following the removal of a damaged portion of the stomach or small intestine. This procedure is done for patients with peptic ulcer disease, tumors or problems with the stomach emptying into the small intestine. This surgery can be a traditional (open) surgery, or it can be performed laparoscopically. The laparoscopic method uses several small incisions to allow insertion of a tube that contains a camera and other surgical instruments.

Gastroenterostomy Cost Averages Around the Country

Price Range
Los Angeles, CA Gastroenterostomy Cost Average $7,500 - $20,600
Atlanta, GA Gastroenterostomy Cost Average $15,700 - $43,200
Phoenix, AZ Gastroenterostomy Cost Average $10,500 - $28,800
Miami, FL Gastroenterostomy Cost Average $5,000 - $13,600
New York, NY Gastroenterostomy Cost Average $7,900 - $21,500
Chicago, IL Gastroenterostomy Cost Average $6,400 - $17,500
Houston, TX Gastroenterostomy Cost Average $6,000 - $16,400
Philadelphia, PA Gastroenterostomy Cost Average $7,000 - $19,200
Washington, DC Gastroenterostomy Cost Average $5,900 - $16,100
Dallas, TX Gastroenterostomy Cost Average $5,000 - $13,600
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Specific Gastroenterostomy Procedures and National Cost Averages

Price Range
Gastroenterostomy Cost Average $7,000 - $19,300
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Featured Facilities that Perform Gastroenterostomy

Name Location Price Range
Southeast Georgia Health System - Camden Campus Saint Marys , GA $15,200 - $49,000
Medical Center of Central Georgia Macon , GA $16,200 - $45,500
Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville , GA $15,100 - $43,200
Gordon Hospital Calhoun , GA $14,000 - $49,300
Catalina Surgery Center Tucson , AZ $3,600 - $11,000
Las Vegas Regional Surgery Center Las Vegas , NV $4,900 - $15,100
Six Corners Same Day Surgery Chicago , IL $4,300 - $13,200
The Medical Center Columbus , GA $14,500 - $44,900
Mcduffie Regional Medical Center Thomson , GA $15,500 - $42,500
Glenwood Surgical Center Riverside , CA $5,000 - $15,400
Saint Cloud Hospital Saint Cloud , MN $5,200 - $14,700
Ambulatory Surgery Center of North Dallas Dallas , TX $3,400 - $10,300
Deaconess Medical Center Spokane , WA $6,100 - $17,200
Havasu Regional Medical Center Lake Havasu City , AZ $13,000 - $40,600
North Valley Endoscopy Center Phoenix , AZ $8,600 - $26,800
Omaha Surgical Center Omaha , NE $3,800 - $11,800
Overlake Surgery Center Bellevue , WA $4,200 - $12,900
Medical Park Hospital Winston-salem , NC $5,000 - $14,100
Nebraska Heart Institute Heart Hospital Lincoln , NE $5,300 - $15,000
Loris Community Hospital Loris , SC $4,600 - $13,100
North Side Hospital Johnson City , TN $3,900 - $11,000
North Oakland ASC Waterford , MI $3,500 - $10,600
Person Memorial Hospital Roxboro , NC $5,300 - $15,000
Oconee Regional Medical Center Milledgeville , GA $13,300 - $46,000
Dorothea Dix Hospital Raleigh , NC $5,100 - $14,600
West Valley Medical Center Caldwell , ID $5,100 - $14,300
Akron City Hospital Akron , OH $4,600 - $12,900
Bellevue Woman's Hospital Niskayuna , NY $4,500 - $12,800
Ocean Surgical Pavilion Oakhurst , NJ $5,200 - $16,100
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport , LA $4,400 - $12,500

More about Gastroenterostomy Procedures

Gastroenterostomy Surgery Cost and Procedure Introduction

Gastroenterostomies are often standard “open” procedures, though they are also performed laparoscopically. Laparoscopic (minimally invasive) procedures are performed through tiny incisions, using an instrument with a camera attached (laparoscope) and a video monitor to guide the repair. This procedure is done for patients with peptic ulcer disease, tumors or problems with the stomach emptying into the small intestine. The surgeon attaches the stomach to the healthy part of the small intestine (this usually follows removal of part of the stomach or small intestine). Performed by a general surgeon in a hospital, gastroenterostomies require patients to be under general anesthesia. You will need to stay in the hospital for several days — until you can tolerate food, are able to walk without assistance, and your pain is manageable with oral medication.

Patient Preparation for Gastroenterostomy Surgery

A physical examination will be performed along with blood or other diagnostic tests — EGDs, X-rays of upper gastrointestinal tract, and serum electrolytes. It is particularly important to inform the physician of all medications or vitamins taken regularly or if you are pregnant (or think you might be pregnant). Also, tell your doctor if you have heart, lung or other medical conditions that may need special attention. Finally, tell your doctor if you have a history of bleeding disorders or if you are taking any anticoagulant (blood-thinning) medications, aspirin, or other medications that affect blood clotting. You will be given instructions in advance that will outline what you should and should not do in preparation for the surgery; be sure to read and follow those instructions. You will be asked to fast for eight hours before the procedure, generally after midnight. You’ll need to make arrangements for transportation after the surgery is complete. If you are given a prescription for pain medication, have it filled prior to surgery.

What to Expect During and After Gastroenterostomy Surgery

The surgery itself takes one to two hours, but the preparation and recovery time may add several hours. An intravenous line is inserted into the arm to administer a sedative and a painkiller. Your heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and oxygen level will be monitored during the procedure. In most cases, the procedure is done while you are under general anesthesia (unconscious and pain-free). After the bladder and stomach are drained, the surgeon will use sutures or staples to join the stomach to the small intestine. Drains may be temporarily placed at the surgical to help blood and other fluids drain from your body. The incision will be closed using staples.

After surgery, you will be taken to the recovery room for observation. Once your blood pressure, pulse, and breathing are stable and you are alert, you will moved to a hospital room. Before being discharged, you will be given instructions about care for your incisions, limits on activities and what you should do to aid your recovery. If you notice any of the following, call the number the hospital gave you: Fever, excessive sweating, difficulty urinating, redness, bleeding or worsening pain.

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