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EGD - previous gastric bypass

Kelly Posted Thu 27th of December, 2012 15:49:13 PM

Would you code this with cpt 43239?

Procedure and Findings:
The Olympus video gastroscope was then advanced from the mouth to the jejunal limbs. Evaluation of the esophagus was normal. Evaluation of the proximal gastric pouch including retroflexed views were normal. The proximal efferent jejunal limb contained a 2 cm shallow ulceration. A representative gastric biopsy was obtained to evaluate for H. pylori. The scope was then withdrawn. Air was removed as the scope was withdrawn.

SuperCoder Answered Thu 03rd of January, 2013 20:10:35 PM

This is 43239.."A representative gastric biopsy was obtained"

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