CPT® 63055, Under Transpedicular or Costovertebral Approach for Posterolateral Extradural Exploration/Decompression Procedures on the Spine and Spinal Cord

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 63055 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Transpedicular or Costovertebral Approach for Posterolateral Extradural Exploration/Decompression Procedures on the Spine and Spinal Cord.

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Summary

The provider uses a transpedicular approach to repair a bulging thoracic disc without manipulating the spinal cord. The approach is through the side of the pedicle of one thoracic vertebra. This service is done to relieve pressure on the spinal cord, equina, or nerve roots. 

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