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Thread: How do you code gastrogastrostomy?

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    Default How do you code gastrogastrostomy?

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    Hello.
    I'm stumped on this one. My surgeon did a side-to-side anastomosis of the proximal and distal stomach to correct the effects of gastric bypass. He called it a gastrogastrostomy. The patient had previous Roux-en-Y surgery. There is no mention of a reversal of the Roux-en-Y surgery. All he did was the anastomosis.
    I have no idea how to code this. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

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    Take a look at 43848. Revision is a vague term. CPT Assistant May 98 p.5 describe code as revision, reversal or restoration. I think it's good but if you don't like you'll have to use 43999.

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