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Ileocectomy - Surgeon removed 8 inches

  1. Question Ileocectomy - Surgeon removed 8 inches
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    Surgeon removed 8 inches of ileum as well as the cecum. Not sure if 44160 would be correct or if 44120 would be more appropriate. Unelss there is another code that I am totally overlooking. Appreciate any help.


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    If this is an open procedure, and we are discussing one - 8 inch section of the colon and terminal ileum, with anastomosis, without a colostomy, then yes the procedure code is 44160. (Laparoscopic 44205.) The code 44120 is for a resection of small intestine only.

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    Thank you.

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