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    One of our docs is planning to perform a transoral nissan fundoplication.
    What is the code for that? If unlisted, what procedure could you compare it to?

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    Apr 2007
    Jacksonville Florida Chapter


    I'd use 43325, 43327, or 43328. That's the closest I can find for a nissan fundoplication (fundoplasty).
    John Meyer, CPC-A
    Heekin Orthopedic Specialists

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    I would disagree. These are codes intended for transabdominal repairs. There is no code as of yet for an endoscopic fundoplication which means that an unlisted endoscopic code should be used.

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    Pensacola, Fl

    Default We do these too!

    I have a CPT assitant that states we are to use code 43499 unlisted procedure for the esophagus. This is per the June 2011 CPT assitant. (By the way we are having a hard time getting these paid and MCR does consider this experimental).

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