CPT® 37182, Under Portal Decompression Procedures on Arteries and Veins

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 37182 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Portal Decompression Procedures on Arteries and Veins.

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Summary

In this procedure, the provider establishes an artificial channel, or tunnel, between the portal vein and one of the hepatic veins. He then places a stent in the tunnel. The provider performs this procedure as a treatment for portal hypertension to lower the pressure in the veins of the stomach and esophagus, or the food pipe, and prevent serious bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract.

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