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Colectomy refers to surgical removal of the colon or the large intestine. A colectomy is necessitated by abnormal conditions/diseases that affect the colon such as colon cancer, polyps of colon, Crohn`s disease, diverticular disease, traumatic damage to the colon, etc. Based upon the condition of the patient, the surgeon may go for a partial or a complete colectomy. A partial colectomy is the removal of a part of the colon that has been affected by the disease. In extreme conditions, the physician may decide to remove the complete colon. Once the colon or a part of it is removed, the remaining ends of the gastrointestinal canal are stretched and connected together. In some cases, when the remaining ends cannot be connected, the physician makes an anastomosis (artificial passage) by connecting the remaining part of the colon to a surgical opening in the abdomen. This opening passes the waste product out of the body into a bag attached to the patient`s body. CPT code: 44145  


In this procedure, the provider excises two or more external hemorrhoids or hemorrhoid groups. CPT code: 46250  

Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal

The provider removes the gallbladder through a laparoscope, a tubular instrument with a light source and camera inserted through the abdominal wall, to treat gallbladder disease. CPT code: 47562  

Rectal Abscess, Incision and Drainage

In this procedure, the provider makes an incision around the anal canal to access the abscess and drains it by incising the abscess pockets present around the rectum and or area between rectum and pelvic bone called an ischiorectal pocket, or fossa. CPT code: 46040  

Removal of Stomach Tumor

The provider excises a cancerous tumor of the stomach to prevent metastasis or reduce the bulk of the tumor in preparation for radiation or chemotherapy. CPT code: 43611  

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