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    Question Takedown colon

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    Is there a cpt code for takedown of colon?

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    Default Take down colon

    As per my knowledge, Normally take down colostomy means removal of Colostomy. Similarly take down colon means removal of colon i.e colectomy. 44140

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    Default take down codes

    you might want to take a look at codes 44620, 44625 and 44626 for your take down codes. the term closure of enterostomy would mean closure of the stoma.

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    Default OR Director

    Interesting. Just asked a general surgeon what this means - he doesn't
    know, and he has been operating for only 25ys!!
    Goes to show that correct terminology is important.
    Do educate your physicians.

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    Apr 2007


    In light of the different responses to your question, can
    you reply with how it was used in the operative note? Also,
    if something was removed, did you check for a pathology report,
    which should tell you what was removed. Have a good day.

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    Default Takedown colon

    The doctor performed a Laparoscopic Appendectomy. In her operative report she mentioned the ileocecal valve was seen and even retrocecally, the appendix was unable to be found. Therefore, she did a blunt dissection, the line of colon was takedown. I believe there is not a code for this, but I wanted to get another opinion.

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