Below is a list summarizing the CPT codes for incision procedures on the kidney.
CPT Code 50010
CPT 50010 describes renal exploration, not necessitating other specific procedures.
CPT Code 50020
CPT 50020 describes the open drainage of a perirenal or renal abscess.
CPT Code 50040
CPT 50040 describes nephrostomy and nephrotomy with drainage.
CPT Code 50045
CPT 50045 describes nephrotomy with exploration.
CPT Code 50060
CPT 50060 describes nephrolithotomy for the removal of calculus.
CPT Code 50065
CPT 50065 describes a secondary surgical operation for calculus known as nephrolithotomy.
CPT Code 50070
CPT 50070 describes a nephrolithotomy complicated by a congenital kidney abnormality.
CPT Code 50075
CPT 50075 describes the removal of a large staghorn calculus filling the renal pelvis and calyces, including anatrophic pyelolithotomy, through nephrolithotomy.
CPT Code 50080
CPT 50080 describes percutaneous nephrolithotomy or pyelolithotomy, lithotripsy, stone extraction, antegrade ureteroscopy, antegrade stent placement, and nephrostomy tube placement, when performed, including imaging guidance, for simple procedures such as stones up to 2 cm in a single location of kidney or renal pelvis, nonbranching stones.
CPT Code 50081
CPT 50081 describes percutaneous nephrolithotomy or pyelolithotomy, lithotripsy, stone extraction, antegrade ureteroscopy, antegrade stent placement, and nephrostomy tube placement, when performed, including imaging guidance for complex cases such as stones larger than 2 cm, branching stones, stones in multiple locations, ureter stones, and complicated anatomy.
CPT Code 50100
CPT 50100 describes the transection or repositioning of aberrant renal vessels as a separate procedure.
CPT Code 50120
CPT 50120 describes pyelotomy with exploration.
CPT Code 50125
CPT 50125 describes pyelotomy with drainage and pyelostomy.
CPT Code 50130
CPT 50130 describes pyelolithotomy, pelviolithotomy, and coagulum pyelolithotomy, including the removal of calculi.
CPT Code 50135
CPT 50135 describes pyelotomy complicated by a secondary operation or congenital kidney abnormality.