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Lap repair of perforated gastric ulcer

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    Default Lap repair of perforated gastric ulcer
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    My surgeon did a laparoscopic repair of a perforated gastric ulcer. Does anyone know if there is a cpt for this or do i need to use the unlisted procedure code, 43659?

    I found the open code for this procedure, cpt 43501, but no luck on the lap code.

    Thanks!
    Terri

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    My docs do this procedure as well, and we use unlisted code 43659.

    Jaime, CPC
    Jaime Wicklund, CPC

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    We use the 43659 also

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    Thanks so much for your help, ladies
    Terri

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