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Ligation of ilioinguinal nerve?

  1. Default Ligation of ilioinguinal nerve?
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    Does anyone know if there is a CPT for ligating a peripheral (inguinal) nerve? This is a new one for me that the physcian is asking me about & I'm not finding anything.
    He performed an orchiectomy along with removal of 8 hemoclips & mesh from inguinal area due to several prior surgeries. States he ligated ilioinguinal nerve in hopes of relieving the patient of his discomfort & chronic pain. Any ideas on this?

    So far he has
    20525 for removal of clips/mesh
    54520 for orchiectomy
    ????? for ligation of ilioinguinal nerve

    Thanks for your time, I appreciate any help!

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    Johnson City
    I think the code would be 64640

    Melissa Jewett, CPC

  3. #3
    How about this for removal of the clips?

    27087. Removal of foreign body, pelvis or hip; deep (subfascial or intramuscular)

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