CPT® 43288, Under Laparoscopic Procedures on the Esophagus

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 43288 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Laparoscopic Procedures on the Esophagus.

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The provider removes all or most of the esophagus after mobilization of the upper, middle, and lower mediastinal esophagus via thoracoscopic techniques; he removes the upper part of the stomach and may or may not perform a pyloric drainage procedure using laparoscopic access; finally, he uses an open cervical approach to connect the stomach to the pharynx (pharyngogastrostomy) or to the remnant of the esophagus (esophagogastrostomy).

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