AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2018 Issue 4; New/Revised ICD-10-PCS Codes

Robotic Waterjet Ablation

New code table XV5, Male Reproductive System, Destruction, captures a new technique using a robotic waterjet for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hypertrophy. Device/Substance/TechnologyA Robotic Waterjet Ablation Also referred to as “aquablation therapy,” the procedure uses a robotically controlled high-velocity saline stream to ablate the obstructive prostate tissue. The procedure enables targeted, controlled, heat-free and immediate removal of prostate tissue. Aquablation therapy requires external ultrasound image guidance and incorporates endoscopic visualization to identify the prostatic adenoma and plan the ablation of the treatment area. The system’s robot then uses the...

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