Well I hate to tell you...but I think your Dr. is right. I see this a lot, 3 years out I would not consider that to be a complication from the Sx, although Gastric Outlet Obstruction is quite common in bypass patients. I would code it as:
43245 â€“ 537.0, V45.86
Michael D. Reyland, CPC, CIRCC
Surgical Specialists of Georgia
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