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43770 for the lap band
S2083 for the lap band fills, if Medicare then you must use the unlisted code of 43999.
43775 for the sleeve as mentioned above.
43644 for gastric bypass
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The CPT manual is formatted with two types of codes: stand alone and indented. A stand alone code provides the full description of the code. Stand alone codes precede indented codes. The stand alone v... [ Read More ]
This is also in the CPT section notes.
Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery Procedures 43770-43775
Surgical laparoscopy always includes diagnostic laparoscopy. To report a diagnostic laparoscopy (separat... [ Read More ]
[b]lap band adjustments[/b]
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