CPT® 22556, Under Anterior or Anterolateral Approach Technique Arthrodesis Procedures on the Spine (Vertebral Column)

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 22556 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 upper back, 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 side of the chest to access the spine and remove disk material.

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