CPT® 44605, Under Repair Procedures on the Intestines (Except Rectum)

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 44605 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Repair Procedures on the Intestines (Except Rectum).

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Summary

The provider repairs a tear or hole in the large intestine with sutures and washes out the abdomen with antibiotic solution or normal saline. In addition, he performs a colostomy to divert food waste into a bag worn externally. He performs this procedure to give the damaged tissue and sutured area time to heal and avoid possible infection from contamination by fecal material.

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