CPT® 63047, Under Posterior Extradural Laminotomy or Laminectomy for Exploration/ Decompression of Neural Elements or Excision of Herniated Intervertebral Disks Procedures

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 63047 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Posterior Extradural Laminotomy or Laminectomy for Exploration/ Decompression of Neural Elements or Excision of Herniated Intervertebral Disks Procedures.

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Summary

The provider performs a laminectomy (excision of the thin bony plate at the back of a vertebra), facetectomy (excision of an area of a vertebra characterized by its smooth surface), and foraminotomy (incision into the vertebral opening through which nerve bundles exit out to the body) at a single lumbar vertebral segment to correct spinal stenosis (narrowing) and decompress the spinal cord or nerve roots.

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