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Renal Dysfunction:


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I was typing up some info for the doc at my C&P next week and I decided to look at the rating schedules and I think I may have found myself another 60%

this is what I typed up

. I have had over seventeen Electro Shock Wave Lithotripsies (ESWL) as well as numerous basket retrievals on my left kidney. On 10/31/06 I had a KUB, which showed multiple large stones in my left kidney. On 11/16/2006 I had a renal scan conducted at the Ann Arbor VAMC which showed that my right kidney is filtering 68% of the blood and my left is filtering 32% of the blood. On 12/4/06 I had a renal ultrasound which I am unaware of the results. On 12/5/06 I had a appointment with DR Kim in the urology clinic where we discussed Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy and the removal of all stones from my left kidney. On 12/6/06 DR Kim called me and told me he couldn’t do the Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy stone removal, as it was too dangerous. He suggested Laser Lithotripsie, I asked him was there any urgency and he said yes my kidney function was sub optimal at best.

from the rating schedule

Renal dysfunction:

Constant albuminuria with some edema; or, definite decrease in 60

kidney function; or, hypertension at least 40 percent

disabling under diagnostic code 7101.........................

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