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CPT Code 43239 | Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) Procedure

CPT code 43239 describes an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) procedure. During this procedure, a provider inserts a flexible scope through the mouth and into the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum to examine the inside of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract for abnormalities or indications of disease and potentially collect tissue samples for biopsy.

What Is CPT Code 43239?

CPT 43239 describes a procedure known as an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD).

This procedure involves the insertion of a flexible scope through the mouth and into the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum (the first part of the small intestine) to examine the inside of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract for any abnormalities or indications of disease.

The scope is equipped with a light and a camera, allowing the physician to get a clear view of the inside of the GI tract.

During the EGD, the doctor may also use specialized biopsy forceps to remove small tissue samples from the GI tract for further analysis.

These biopsy samples can help to confirm or rule out a diagnosis of various conditions that may affect the upper GI tract, such as inflammatory bowel disease or gastrointestinal cancer.

After the biopsies have been collected and the inspection of the upper GI tract is complete, the scope is carefully removed and the patient is allowed to wake up from the anesthesia.

Description

The CPT book describes CPT code 43239 as: “Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, flexible, transoral; with biopsy, single or multiple.”

Procedure

After the patient has been administered anesthesia, the medical provider begins the procedure by inserting a flexible scope into the mouth and guiding it through the esophagus, stomach, and pylorus into the duodenum.

Once the scope has reached the duodenum, the physician uses it to carefully inspect the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract for any abnormalities or indications of disease. If necessary, the doctor may use specialized biopsy forceps to remove small tissue samples from the GI tract for further analysis.

These biopsy samples can help to confirm or rule out a diagnosis of various conditions that may affect the upper GI tract, such as inflammatory bowel disease or gastrointestinal cancer.

Once the biopsies have been collected, the scope is carefully removed, and the patient can wake up from the anesthesia.

How To Use CPT 43239

It is inappropriate to report CPT 43239 and CPT 43254 for the same lesion.

You can also not report CPT code 43239 with codes CPT 43197, CPT 43198, CPT 43235, CPT 44360, CPT 44361, CPT 44363, CPT 44364, CPT 44365, CPT 44366, CPT 44369, CPT 44370, CPT 44372, CPT 44373, CPT 44376, CPT 44377, CPT 44378, or CPT 44379.

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