What was the reason for this exploration? If it was for post-op hemorrhage, thrombosis, or infection, you could use code 35820 (and/or 35840).
If not, you could look at codes 33310 or maybe 49000??
I wouldn't bill for the peritoneal sutures, it sounds as if the surgeon knicked this while dissecting the area. He had to repair what he "broke."
Sorry, that's all the advice I've got
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