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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, Feiyu, Michael A Bettmann, David R Langdon, and Wayne A Wivell. 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, Feiyu, Michael A Bettmann, David R Langdon, and Wayne A Wivell
Pages
378-84
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