CPT 47562 describes a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. This is a surgical procedure in which the gallbladder is removed through small incisions in the patient’s abdomen.
What Is CPT Code 47562?
CPT code 47562 describes a laparoscopic cholecystectomy, a surgical procedure in which the gallbladder is removed through small incisions in the abdomen. The patient is first prepared and anesthetized.
The surgeon makes an incision below the gallbladder and inserts a laparoscope and other instruments through additional small incisions as needed. The abdomen is expanded with carbon dioxide gas to allow for better visualization.
The surgeon dissects the structures around the gallbladder, clips the cystic artery and duct, and removes the gallbladder from the liver bed.
After flushing the site with saline solution and releasing the carbon dioxide from the abdomen, the instruments and tubes are removed, and the incision is sutured. The procedure is completed by ensuring hemostasis (stopping any bleeding).
The CPT book describes CPT 47562 as: “Laparoscopy, surgical; cholecystectomy.”
When the patient is appropriately prepped and anesthetized, the provider makes an incision below the gallbladder.
She makes additional small incisions, as necessary, to allow access for instrumentation. She expands the abdominal cavity with carbon dioxide gas. She inserts a laparoscope in one of the incisions and visualizes the gallbladder.
She dissects the structures surrounding the gallbladder. She clips the cystic artery and duct. She dissects the gallbladder from the liver bed and flushes the site with saline solution.
She releases the carbon dioxide from the abdominal cavity, removes the instruments and tubes, assures hemostasis, and sutures the incision in the abdomen.
How To Use CPT 47562
Select a code from CPT 47563 until CPT 47579 if the provider uses surgical laparoscopy in various ways, depending upon the condition of the bile duct.
If the provider uses cholangiography, an imaging study using dye to visualize the biliary tract, report CPT 47563.