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Old 12-06-2011, 03:05 PM
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Exclamation Robotic assisted partial cystectomy

My urology doctor performed a robotic assisted laparoscopic partial cystectomy. I can't find a cpt code for laparoscopic partial cystectomy. Does anybody know the code? I thought of using 51550 partial cystectomy simple but it doesn't say anything about laparoscopic. Help!
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:35 PM
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My urology doctor performed a robotic assisted laparoscopic partial cystectomy. I can't find a cpt code for laparoscopic partial cystectomy. Does anybody know the code? I thought of using 51550 partial cystectomy simple but it doesn't say anything about laparoscopic. Help!
what kind of cystectomy exactly? that can relate to many different areas...ureter, bladder, kidney, other anatomy?
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:34 PM
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Sorry, bladder.
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:38 AM
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Sorry, bladder.
It appears you will have to use the unlisted code 51999, Unlisted laparoscopy procedure, bladder. There are no codes for cystectomy of the bladder done via laparoscope.
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Old 12-10-2011, 06:57 AM
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rsmith1- I can tell you, there are not laparoscopic codes for excision of a bladder and you will always use the unlisted. My surgeon's perform anything they can laparoscopically and I'm always writting letters for insurance companies.
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:31 PM
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Thanks, I didn't want to hear it but I thought I would have to do that.
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