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    Default new coder needs help

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    I am unsure of CPT. Looking at 52648. Would like other coders opinions. Any help is appreciated.

    operation:: cystoscopy, urethral dilation of urethral stricture with laser with diode laser 1470 nanometes, prostatectomy and TUR of prostate.

    procedure: cystoscopy revealed a mild stricture of the proximal bulbous urethra which was dilated with Buren sounds to 29-French. Using the laser cystoscope and the 1000 micron fiber with a night-angle lens 1470 diode laser prostatectomy was performed creating an open prostatic fossa. At this point the laser malfunctioned and the remainder of the prostatectomy was achieved with the 26-French Storz continuous flow rectoscope loop creating a nice opened pear-shaped fossa preserving the verumontanum, external sphincter and ureteral orifices. All chips were evacuated with the Ellik evacuator. A 22 three-way catheter with a 30mL balloon was placed.

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    Default Why not 52648?

    If they are doing laser procedure why would you use 52601 instead of 52648? What about bipolar vaporization of the prostate? Thank you.

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