Lap wedge colectomy ascending colon polyp

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How would you code for Laparoscopic wedge colectomy for large ascending colon polyp. The doctor described the polyp as bening but very large. He said it was decided to do a colotomy. The tenia was opened with harmonic scalpel and polyp was lifted into the colotomy and then transected with one application of the echelon 60 staples and colotomy was closed.
 

syllingk

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You really need to post the op note to get a good answer. So did he resect any of the bowel or not? It is not clear from your note.
 

Lujanwj

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For a laps wedge colectomy I'd suggest 44204-52. Your matching the main portion of the codes description - Laps surgical; Colectomy, partial, and -52 for no anastomosis. In CPT "Partial" means anything less than "Total". That being said, Dr must have taking some colon and not just the polyp. If Dr just did a colotomy and excised the polyp 44238.
 
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