Cherie Posted Wed 13th of April, 2016 12:53:52 PM
My doctor did a robotic prostatectomy and bilateral lymph node removal and He made an inverted U incision and the bladder was dropped. The endopelvic fascia was incised bilaterally and the dorsal venous complex ligated. Then bladder was freed anterior and posteriorly off the prostate, the 1.5 cm bladder calculus was identified and the stone was grasped and placed in laparoscopic cup forceps and removed.
Would I need to do an unlisted procedure code for the removal of the bladder stone, since this was done laparoscopically?
SuperCoder Answered Thu 14th of April, 2016 05:09:47 AM
There is no CPT code for a laparoscopic removal of a renal pelvic stone. Therefore, you'll need to use the unlisted code for the urinary system -- 53899 (Unlisted procedure, urinary system).