Patient comes in for cervical bleeding. Dr. performs a cervical cerclage, surgical suture placement and ligation of the cervical branches of the uterine arteries.
Operative report states:
The anterior lip of the cervix was grasped with a single tooth tenaculum. A Covidien Polysorb 3-0 were used on a UR 46 was used to make a circumfrential suture line around the margin of the cut edge of the cervix, this was done in a running lock fashion. Bilateral sutures were also placed more superior along the cervix at the 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock respectively. There continued to be some oozing from the cervix at this point so I placed a cerclage in the McDonald fashion using an asorable suture. There was still a small amout of oozing from the right side of the cervix and so the 3-0 absorable were used to create a running lock stitch on the right hand portion of the cervix. Two more figure of eights were placed and then the cauetery was used to control a small portion of the microvascular bleeding. There was complete hemostasis at this point.
I have CPT 57700 for the cerclage but I am having trouble coding the procedure for the suture placement and the ligation of the cervical branches of the uterine arteries. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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