AMA CPT® Assistant - 2010 Issue 1 (January)

Surgery: Digestive System (Q&A) (January 2010)

January 2010 page 11a Surgery: Digestive System (Q&A) Question: What CPT code is reported to describe the following procedure? The feeding tube is extruding through a patient’s laryngectomy stoma. The feeding tube is removed and stoma cleaned. A new Ross feeding tube was procured and inserted through the tracheoesophageal puncture. Placement was verified through auscultation of the stomach with instillation of air. The feeding tube was sutured to the left chest with 2-0 silk suture after injection of 1% lidocaine with epinephrine into the -subcutaneous tissue. Answer: There is no specific CPT code to describe the insertion...

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