CPT® 22552, Under Anterior or Anterolateral Approach Technique Arthrodesis Procedures on the Spine (Vertebral Column)

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 22552 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Anterior or Anterolateral Approach Technique Arthrodesis Procedures on the Spine (Vertebral Column).

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Summary

The provider performs arthrodesis, also known as spinal fusion, in the neck, to permanently join two vertebrae, the interlocking bones of the spine, to alleviate persistent pain caused by a herniated, or bulging, disk, or other spinal condition. He makes an incision in the front of the neck, removes disk material, excises bony protuberances, and releases pressure on the spinal cord and nerve root. He performs this procedure on an additional vertebra after performing the procedure on one or more vertebrae in the same encounter.

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