CPT® 00797, Under Anesthesia for Procedures on the Upper Abdomen

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 00797 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Anesthesia for Procedures on the Upper Abdomen.

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The provider performs anesthesia services for a patient undergoing a gastric restrictive procedure for morbid obesity. In this procedure the surgical provider goes through the abdominal wall, possibly laparoscopically, and restricts or shrinks the volume of the stomach by putting a band across the stomach. This way, the stomach fills up sooner and the patient can decrease his food intake and lose weight.

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