Lee Posted Thu 30th of August, 2012 19:00:58 PM
I need a cpt for a conversion of loop colostomy to end colostomy
SuperCoder Answered Thu 30th of August, 2012 20:12:55 PM
I am not very sure on this but recommend using 44340 here.A loop colostomy exists and the surgeon simply takes down the -ostomy and repairs the entry site.
Code 44625 describes takedown of the colostomy and the re-approximation of the bowel ends, whereas 44340 describes only takedown of the colostomy. You would use 44625 when an end colostomy is taken down and requires that the surgeon re-establish the continuity of the colon.