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Lap Assisted Colectomy---help

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    hello,
    need input/advice....after surgeon dissected the transverse colon laprascopically, he then deflated the abdomen, removed trocars, enlarged one of the trocar sites to 5 cm and inserted a wound retractor, the transverse colon was brought out of the incision, then resected, anastmosed and returned back into the abdomen....all trocar sites were then closed...do I code this as 44204 or 44140...any input would be greatly appreciated.

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    44204. unless he made an additional incision and converted to an open.
    adrianne, cpc

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