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 an occlusion in the blood vessel and expands it against the narrow portion of the wall of the vessel. He also performs this procedure with atherectomy, a surgical procedure to remove plaque from the blood vessel. This code includes an angioplasty procedure when the provider performs it within the same vessel.
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