Laparoscopic Procedures on the Stomach CPT® Code range 43644- 43659

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code range for Surgical Procedures on the Stomach 43644-43659 is a medical code set maintained by the American Medical Association.

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CPT® Code Range 43644- 43659
Laparoscopic Procedures on the Stomach
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Hi, My physician performed a Roux-en-y gastric bypass for a patient with GERD. The pouch was made significantly larger than for a weight loss patient and is documented in the op note. Would I use t... [ Read More ]
43659 is the most accurate code, that I know of, for laparoscopic duodenal switch. It would be inappropriate to code each element (sleeve gastrectomy, cholecystectomy, and appendectomy) individually.... [ Read More ]
Yes, 43659 for laparoscopic revision. However, I did learn that in many cases it was being scheduled as a "revision" if the patient had had any prior bari surgery, but often the op notes didn't bear ... [ Read More ]
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