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    Default Stab Phlebectomy with ligation confusion

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    I'm confused & need help, surgeon performs stab phlebectomy & I can handle the CPT code of 37765 & states the following: "A total of 15 stab phlebectomies were used & the marked varicose veins were excised. We encountered the previously treated greater saphenous vein & ligated it on the distal third of her thigh." My confusion is with the ligation of the greater saphenous vein. Is the ligation considered a seperate procedure or part of 37765? If seperate, do I use CPT code 37700? Please help & thank you.


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    you would need to use the code 37722, ligation of long (greater) saphenous vein along with 37765.

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    Thank you so much for your response.

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