In this procedure, the provider restores the blood supply in a stenosed, or narrowed, femoral or popliteal artery through an endovascular, open or percutaneous approach. He performs this procedure with transluminal stent placement, a surgical procedure in which the provider places a stent at the site of occlusion in the blood vessel and expands it against the narrow portion of the wall of the vessel. This code includes the angioplasty procedure when the provider performs it within the same vessel.
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