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Percutaneous Balloon Compression For Trigeminal Neuraligia

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    Question Percutaneous Balloon Compression For Trigeminal Neuraligia
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    There's a discussion in our office, What CPT code to use for this procedures.


    Here's a brief description of the surgery....

    The physician is entering the foreman ovale of the Trigeminal nerve. Inflating a balloon device for a few seconds, then deflating the balloon. He does this about two times, something entering the V2 & V3 branches. He using fluroscopy C-arm during the procedure.

    I say use CPT code 64610.

    Other say use 61790.

    Please comment.

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBAUSLEY View Post
    There's a discussion in our office, What CPT code to use for this procedures.


    Here's a brief description of the surgery....

    The physician is entering the foreman ovale of the Trigeminal nerve. Inflating a balloon device for a few seconds, then deflating the balloon. He does this about two times, something entering the V2 & V3 branches. He using fluroscopy C-arm during the procedure.

    I say use CPT code 64610.

    Other say use 61790.

    Please comment.

    Thank you
    This should be an unlisted code. 64999.

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