CPT® 44385, Under Endoscopic Stomal Procedures

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 44385 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Endoscopic Stomal Procedures.

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Summary

The provider passes an endoscope through the anus and examines a previously created small intestinal pouch and the anastomosis, the connection between the ileal pouch and the anus. If he sees any areas of abnormal mucosa or tissue, he takes samples using a brush passed through the scope or irrigates the area with warm saline and aspirates the washings through the scope. He sends the specimens to the laboratory for diagnostic analysis.

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