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Resection Zenker's diverticulum w/pharyngo-esophago

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    I sure hope someone can help out with this one!

    Our Thoracic Surgeon did a Resection of Zenker's diverticulum plus pharyngo-esophagomyotomy. This is a area I am not to familar with. I did come up with proc code 43130.

    He preformed a anterior sternocleidomastiod incision, he mobilzed the Zenkers diverticulum, removed remnants of pharyngeus muscle over the diverticulum, which was then dissected extensively up to its neck, then a complete dissection of the diverticulum was done. Then a Pharyngo-esophagomyotomy as done for a distance of 7-8 Cm distally dividing the muscle and spreading it out. .

    Thank you and any suggestions would be appreciated!

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    Since the description of 43130 says with or without myotomy, I am thinking that the pharyngo-esophagomyotomy is included in the procedure

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