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Eleen Posted Tue 30th of October, 2012 16:12:01 PM

Our GI physician will be doing a procedure with banding. But it's not Varices. He explained to me that it would be Banding a tumor then snaring it. What is the proper code to use?

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SuperCoder Answered Tue 30th of October, 2012 20:46:40 PM

Code it to 43251, the ultimate removal is through snare only. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy including esophagus, stomach, and either the duodenum and/or jejunum as appropriate; with removal of tumor(s), polyp(s), or other lesion(s) by snare technique

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