#GASTRIC #BYPASS #SURGERY
Use ICD10 code Z98.84, Bariatric Surgery Status
Physically seeing the procedure performed may help you to understand the process more, which would then help you select and assign the appropriate ICD10 codes.
Gastric bypass, also called Roux-en-Y (roo-en-wy) gastric bypass, is a type of weight-loss surgery that involves creating a small pouch from the stomach and connecting the newly created pouch directly to the small intestine.
As with any surgery, gastric bypass carries some risks. Complications of surgery include infection, blood clots, and internal bleeding. Another risk is an anastomosis. This is a new connection created in your intestines and stomach during the bypass surgery that will not fully heal and will leak.