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    Default Zenker's Diverticulum

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    I need help in coding.

    Transoral marsupialization of a Zenker's Divertuculum; by firing the stapler
    I'm drawn to an unlisted procedure code 43499.

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    Jacksonville, Florida - 90417

    Default Zenker's Diverticulum

    I do not see a procedure code in CPT that addresses the transoral approach, only cervical or thoracic approach and those both require incisions so they are not appropriate. I would go with the unlisted procedure.


    Maryann C. Palmeter, CPC, CENTC

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