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Nephrectomy (radical) laparoscopic

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    Default Nephrectomy (radical) laparoscopic
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    How is the following coded.


    1) Right laparoscopic hand-assisted radical nehprectomy
    2) Excision of distal ureter and bladder cuff.

    I see CPT 50234 (Nephrectom with total ureterectomy and bladder cuff- but this is an open procedure.

    So would my default code be 50545 (radical nephrectomy) Laparoscopic.

    your input would be appreciated on this case.


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    Hi Daniel, was the bladder cuff open or laparoscopic?

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    everthing was done laparscopic.

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