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Laparoscopic Ovarian Vein Cauterization

Question: I am in need of some assistance with choosing a CPT® code for what the provider indicates as a “laparoscopic ovarian vein cauterization.” The operative report indicates moderate to severe pelvic congestion syndrome. The operative note states: “We began by first treating all the ovarian cysts by drainage and cautery, followed by ovarian drilling bilaterally, followed by serially cauterizing the [...]

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