Can you remove abdominal mesh?

Can you remove abdominal mesh?

Surgeons perform hernia mesh removal surgery, also called hernia mesh revision surgery, in patients who experience chronic pain, infections or other serious mesh-related complications following hernia repair. Doctors may remove hernia mesh by open abdominal surgery, laparoscopic surgery or robotic surgery.

What is procedure code 49500?

CPT® Code 49500 in section: Repair initial inguinal hernia, age 6 months to younger than 5 years, with or without hydrocelectomy.

Can mesh be removed laparoscopically?

Conclusions: Laparoscopic mesh removal is a feasible, safe, and effective option in selected patients with chronic groin pain after endoscopic hernia repair in the hands of an experienced surgeon.

What is a Meshoma?

In the most severe of migration cases, the device may become free of any tissue, wrinkle, and/or fold up into a clumpy ball. This clumpy ball is known as meshoma. It can have an abrasive effect on surrounding tissue that can lead to nerve damage and debilitating chronic pain.

Can pelvic mesh be removed?

Transvaginal mesh that has not eroded into the vagina, bladder or urethra can still be painful and cause pain at intercourse and can be removed laparoscopically or vaginally.

What is the CPT code for removal of mesh?

One to avoid: CPT® +11008 (Removal of prosthetic material or mesh, abdominal wall for necrotizing soft tissue infection [list separately in addition to code for primary procedure]) seems perfect to describe removal of mesh, either with or without hernia repair. But 11008 is an add-on code for use with 11004-11006 only.

What is the CPT code for vaginal mesh removal?

These both bundle to the cystolitholapaxy, but 52315 is allowed with a modifier which I believe would be defensible in this case since it is clearly a separate procedure from the removal of the stone, and the ‘complicated’ in the code description for 52315 is also supported due to the need for the use of the laser to achieve the removal.

What is the CPT code for excision of vaginal mesh?

There is a CPT code for the removal of mesh in the abdomen but I cannot locate a code for this procedure. Dx code is 996.70 I have 3 CPT codes that might be what I am looking for but would like input as to which one is the best: 57426 – Revision (Inc removal) of prosthetic vaginal graft, lap approach 57295 – Revision (Inc removal) of prosthetic vaginal graft, vaginal approach 57415 – Removal of impacted vaginal foreign body under anesthesia

What is the CPT code for inguinal hernia repair?

For inguinal hernia repair (CPT code 49505) , the surgeon may use an ilioinguinal or iliohypogastric nerve block (CPT 64425) . In this case, the nerve block is not reported separately and is included in the surgical procedure.