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Performing renal angioplasty to unclog arteries costs $6,000 less than performing a surgical bypass operation. When post-procedure costs are factored in, it costs $14,000 less. The performance of renal angioplasty also takes an average of 3 hours less than bypass surgery and reduces hospital stays by over 2 weeks.

Xue F, Bettmann M, Langdon D, Wivell W. Outcome and Cost Comparison of Percutaneous Transluminal Renal Angioplasty, Renal Arterial Stent Placement, and Renal Arterial Bypass Grafting. Radiology. 1999; 212: 378-84. http://pubs.rsna.org/doi/abs/10.1148/radiology.212.2.r99au20378?journalCode=radiology

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Title
Outcome and Cost Comparison of Percutaneous Transluminal Renal Angioplasty, Renal Arterial Stent Placement, and Renal Arterial Bypass Grafting
Publication
Radiology
Publication Date
1999
Authors
Xue F, Bettmann M, Langdon D, Wivell W
Pages
378-84
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