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The New 2011 CPT Codes for Paraesophageal
Hiatal Hernia Repair Codes Differs from
(transabdominal, thoracotomy and
thoracoabdominal incision) approach.
With or Without Implantation of Mesh.
Paraesophageal hiatal hernia occurs when the stomach
rotates up through the diaphragm to lie within the chest
beside the esophagus.

There 6 new codes added as part of 2011 CPT Changes for
Paraesophageal Hiatal Repair.

These changes differs based on the surgical approach or technique used
(transabdominal/laparotomy, diaphragmatic/thoracotomy/transthroracic, and
thoracoabdominal incision), and also whethere the surgery involved mesh
implantation.


For your
Paraesophageal hiatal hernia repair (transabdominal, laparotomy),
refer to 43332, 43333

43332 - Repair, paraesophageal hiatal hernia (including fundoplication), via
laparotomy, except neonatal; without implantation of mesh or other prosthesis

43333 -     with implantation of mesh or other prosthesis


For your
(diaphragmatic, thoracotomy, transthoracic) hernia repair look up
43334, 43335

43334 - Repair, paraesophageal hiatal hernia (including fundoplication), via
thoracotomy, except neonatal; without implantation of mesh or other prosthesis

43335 -    with implantation of mesh or other prosthesis


For your
Paraesophageal hiatal hernia repair (thoracoabdominal incision)

43336 - Repair, paraesophageal hiatal hernia (including fundoplication), via
thoracoabdominal incision, except neonatal; without implantation of mesh or
other prosthesis

43337 - with implantation of mesh or other prosthesis


Another NEW CODE (an add-on code):

+43338 Esophageal lengthening procedure (eg. Collis gastroplasty or wedge
gastroplasty).

** Because this is an add on code, it can not be a "stand-alone" code. Use this
code in conjuction with 43332-43337 and 43280)



Read more on my other article on Medical
Billing Codes Procedural Codes for Hernia
Repair for Open or Laparoscopic Method


DISCLAIMER: CPT IS A TRADEMARK AND OWNED BY THE AMERICAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION   
REFERENCES: AMA's CPT 2011 Code Book, AMA's 2011 CPT Changes Book, Anatomy and
Physiology Book and a Medical Dictionary. Repair of Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia
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