CPT® 45397, Under Excisional Laparoscopic Procedures on the Rectum

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 45397 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Excisional Laparoscopic Procedures on the Rectum.

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Using laparoscopic techniques, the provider removes the entire rectum, pulls up the anus and attaches it to the end of the colon, and creates a pouch of colon for collection of feces. In addition, he may incise the small intestine, attach it to the wall of the abdomen, and create an opening outside of the body to divert feces until the anastomosis has had time to heal. 

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