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    Default endoscopic radial artery harvest

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    Is there a cpt code for an endoscopic harvest of the radial artery.. I am aware of the 35600 for the open harvest but that cant be used for the endoscopic harvest... correct???? Thanks in advance

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    yes. 33508; Endoscopy, surgical, including video-assisted harvest of vein(s) for coronary artery bypass procedure (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure). here you go.

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    I think that 33508 specifies vein only and not artery....

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    Apr 2007


    as far as I know there isn't a code for endoscopic radial artery harvest for bypass graft.....unlisted code with a price comparable to 33508 for the vein harvest?
    Jeremy M., CPC
    Arizona Community Surgeons
    Tucson, AZ

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