CPT® 60512, Under Excision Procedures on the Parathyroid, Thymus, Adrenal Glands, Pancreas, and Carotid Body

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 60512 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Excision Procedures on the Parathyroid, Thymus, Adrenal Glands, Pancreas, and Carotid Body.

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Summary

Providers perform this procedure along with a primary procedure of thyroidectomy or parathyroidectomy. In this procedure, the provider takes the excised parathyroid tissue and places it into a muscle pocket either in the side of the neck or in the forearm muscles. The tissue develops a blood supply and starts working in 4 to 6 weeks.

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