Does your patient have Medicare or Tricare? If so, you should select an inpatient hospital visit code, instead of a consult code.
To answer your question, you don't use a modifier unless your doctor was also the surgeon that operated on the patient; if that's the case, I would add a 24 modifier, but only because there's not any indication that it's a complication of the surgery (as opposed to an infection), so it's technically an 'unrelated' E/M service. If it had been a complication, then you wouldn't put any modifier on it, but you'd still bill it - just send documentation with the claim. This website explains it pretty well...
Hope that helps!
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