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Da Vinci surgery and CST

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    We are billing 58570 for the robotic surgery, but I am not sure we can bill for a certified surgical tech also. This code states we can bill for the assistant but since the physician is using robotics I am not sure we can charge for the assistant. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!!!

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    The role of the surgical tech is very important in robotic surgery and is billable. Our tech is bedside with the patient, while the physician is at the console/controls. She is instrumental in facilitating the placement of the machinery in the arms of the robot, removing the uterus, etc. at the direction of the physician.
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