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Nicole Posted Fri 29th of December, 2017 12:02:26 PM
Patient had a previous sleeve gastrectomy done and is now returning to have the sleeve converted to roux en y bypass due to weight regain and severe reflux with hiatal hernia. Would I code this as 43645 or unlisted 43659? Thank You,
SuperCoder Answered Tue 02nd of January, 2018 04:34:33 AM

Hi,

You can report 43644, Laparoscopy, surgical, gastric restrictive procedure; with gastric bypass and Roux-en-Y gastroenterostomy for roux limb 150 cm or less and 43645 for greater than 150 cm.

Thanks!

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