Below is a list summarizing the CPT codes for thoracoscopy (video-assisted thoracic surgery [vats]) on the lungs and pleura.
CPT Code 32601
CPT 32601 describes a diagnostic thoracoscopy by examining the lungs, pericardial sac, and mediastinal or pleural space without biopsy.
CPT Code 32604
CPT 32604 describes a diagnostic thoracoscopy of the pericardial sac with biopsy.
CPT Code 32606
CPT 32606 describes a diagnostic thoracoscopy of the mediastinal space with biopsy.
CPT Code 32607
CPT 32607 describes thoracoscopy with diagnostic biopsy(ies) of unilateral lung infiltrate(s) such as a wedge or incisional biopsy.
CPT Code 32608
CPT 32608 describes thoracoscopy with diagnostic biopsy(ies) of unilateral lung nodule(s) or mass(es) such as wedge or incisional.
CPT Code 32609
CPT 32609 describes thoracoscopy with biopsy(ies) of the pleura.
CPT Code 32650
CPT 32650 describes surgical thoracoscop with pleurodesis, such as mechanical or chemical.
CPT Code 32651
CPT 32651 describes surgical thoracoscopy with partial pulmonary decortication.
CPT Code 32652
CPT 32652 describes surgical thoracoscopy with total pulmonary decortication, including intrapleural pneumonolysis.
CPT Code 32653
CPT 32653 describes surgical thoracoscopy with removing an intrapleural foreign body or fibrin deposit.
CPT Code 32654
CPT 32654 describes surgical thoracoscopy with control of traumatic hemorrhage.
CPT Code 32655
CPT 32655 describes surgical thoracoscopy with resection-plication of bullae, including any pleural procedure.
CPT Code 32656
CPT 32656 describes surgical thoracoscopy with parietal pleurectomy.
CPT Code 32658
CPT 32658 describes surgical thoracoscopy with removing a clot or foreign body from the pericardial sac.
CPT Code 32659
CPT 32659 describes a thoracoscopy procedure involving the creation of a pericardial window or partial resection of the pericardial sac for drainage.
CPT Code 32661
CPT 32661 describes the excision of a pericardial cyst, tumor, or mass through thoracoscopy surgery.
CPT Code 32662
CPT 32662 describes the excision of a mediastinal cyst, tumor, or mass through thoracoscopy surgery.
CPT Code 32663
CPT 32663 describes surgical thoracoscopy with lobectomy of a single lobe.
CPT Code 32664
CPT 32664 describes thoracic sympathectomy performed through thoracoscopy.
CPT Code 32665
CPT 32665 describes surgical thoracoscopy with esophagomyotomy (Heller type).
CPT Code 32666
CPT 32666 describes surgical thoracoscopy with therapeutic wedge resection (e.g., mass, nodule) as an initial unilateral procedure.
CPT Code 32669
CPT 32669 describes surgical thoracoscopy with removing a single lung segment (segmentectomy).
CPT Code 32670
CPT 32670 describes a surgical thoracoscopy procedure involving the removal of two lobes (bilobectomy).
CPT Code 32671
CPT 32671 describes surgical thoracoscopy with the removal of a lung (pneumonectomy).
CPT Code 32672
CPT 32672 describes surgical thoracoscopy with resection-plication for emphysematous lung (bullous or non-bullous) for lung volume reduction (LVRS), unilateral, which includes any pleural procedure when performed.
CPT Code 32673
CPT 32673 describes surgical thoracoscopy with unilateral or bilateral resection of the thymus.