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    Question General Surgery Coding Question - I am fairly new at coding

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    I am fairly new at coding so this question may be a simple one but I am stuck.

    I have a patient with a ruptured ovarian cyst. The Dr did a diagnostic laparoscopy with evacuation of hemoperitoneum and suture and repair of right ovarian bleeding. He also did and electrofulguration of right ovarian cyst.

    I found the code for an incision and drainage of an ovarian cyst, but this was ruptured with bleeding and needing a little more work. I don't see where anything leads me to cleaning up that mess LOL... Please help.

    Thanks in advance

    Last edited by ank3t; 10-07-2016 at 04:02 AM.

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    Default General surgery coding question

    I would use code 58662 (laparoscopy, surgical; with fulguration or excision of lesions of the ovary, pelvic viscera, or peritoneal surface by any method) for the procedure described.

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    Thank you!!

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