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    Default codes for mickey button/gastrostomy button

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    My pediatric surgeon performs on babies, he states placement of a mickey button or gastrostomy button. I know they can be placed at different times, but what surgical code do I use for the placement of the mickey button, and/or gastrostomy button?? We do these surgeries at the hospital, the babies are inpatient, so hospital supplies buttons, but what are our surgical codes. Please help!!

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    If he is performing it lap, I'd try 43653 - open, 43830. Usually, the pedi surgeons here will do a gastrostomy tube insertion and then it'll get switched out to a MIC-KEY button a short while thereafter. Hope it's of some help!

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