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    Default Open gastrostomy tube placement

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    The surgeon attempted to perform an endoscopic gastrostomy, but there was a large tumor obstructing the esophagus, the surgeon had to revert to a minilaparotomy. Fluro guidance was not used, and this was not done percutaneously. I'm not having any luck located a code that reflects this procedure with an open approach.

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    Look at 43830.
    Last edited by aguelfi; 11-07-2008 at 07:38 AM.
    adrianne, cpc

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