Results for Gastroenterology
Colonoscopy Flexible With Decompression
The provider performs flexible colonoscopy and decompresses a dilated colon; he may leave a tube in place for continued decompression. CPT code: 45393
Colonoscopy with removal of polyp or growths
The provider examines the colon and rectum using a colonoscope, a long, thin flexible tubular instrument with a light source and camera. He removes one or more tumors, polyps, or other lesions with a snare, a wire loop that he passes around the base of the lesion and tightens it until the wire cuts through the lesion. CPT code: 45385
EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Gastroscope)
The provider passes a flexible endoscope through the mouth to collect specimens by brushing or washing for pathologic analysis. CPT code: 43200
Dilation of esophagus, by unguided sound or bougie, single or multiple passes
The provider passes long thin tubular devices of increasing diameter to dilate, or widen, a stricture in the patient’s esophagus to improve swallowing. CPT code: 43450
Feeding Tube Insertion (Gastrostomy)
The provider places a gastric tube for the direct access to the stomach cavity for patients who need to be fed or have their upper gastrointestinal tract emptied directly through the stomach. CPT code: 43830
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