Any routine post-operative care relating to the surgery is included in the surgical package, but evaluating and treating for complications (including a recurrance of the original problem) is not, and those visits can be reported separately.
What you should look at, is whether this is a new problem, a complication of surgery, or side effects of treatment. Your doctor may be trying to use the wrong diagnosis code to describe the circumstance (see: ICD-9 guidelines for using aftercare codes). Hope that helps!
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