What is ERCP with SpyGlass?

ERCP with SpyGlass. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a procedure that combines upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and x-rays to treat problems of the bile and pancreatic ducts. SpyGlassTM is an innovative system that provides unprecedented, direct visualization of all bile-duct quadrants.

What is SpyGlass surgery?

The Spyglass lets your doctor see your biliary duct system, and difficult-to-reach tiny ducts in the pancreas, with a 6,000-pixel fiber-optic probe attached to a tiny camera. It’s a state-of-the-art add-on to endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).

Can 43274 and 43277 be billed together?

Only when the stricture is dilated prior to the removal of the stone can the dilation be seperately billed. Sphincterotomy included in CPT Code 43277 description and can not be billed separately. *Note: CPT Code 43274 description includes dilation and sphincterotomy, when performed.

What is procedure code 43264?

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP);
CPT code 43264: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP); with removal of calculi/debris from biliary/pancreatic duct(s).

Does ERCP use a camera?

During an ERCP, the doctor uses a special narrow, flexible tube (endoscope) that has a video camera. While the child is asleep, the tube is placed through the child’s mouth into the upper digestive system. Contrast dye with X-rays allow the doctor to see stones, abnormal narrowing or blockages in the ducts.

How do you bill ERCP?

CPT Code 43264 – ERCP; with removal of calculi/debris from biliary/pancreatic duct(s) is NOT separately reportable.

What is the CPT code for a ERCP?

CPT® 43260, Under Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) Procedures. The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 43260 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range – Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) Procedures.

Does 43264 include Sphincterotomy?

* Note: Include modifier 59 wih CPT Code 43277 when it is billed with 43264 as “incidental dilation” is considered part of stone removal. Sphincterotomy included in CPT Code 43277 description and can not be billed separately.

What is ERCP Sphincteroplasty?

Conclusions: Endoscopic balloon papillary dilation or sphincteroplasty is a safe and effective alternative to sphincterotomy in the management of bile duct stones less than 12 mm; larger stones may require mechanical lithotripsy to facilitate duct clearance.

What is MRCP vs ERCP?

ERCP and MRCP are used to diagnose problems with the bile and pancreatic ducts. ERCP is more invasive, but it can be used as a treatment for certain conditions. MRCP is noninvasive and is ideal if you’re unable to get ERCP. Your doctor can determine which test is best for you.

What should I expect from an ERCP?

What should I expect during the procedure? During ERCP, you receive a sedative to help you relax and feel comfortable. Your specialist gives you a liquid anesthetic to gargle or a special spray to numb your throat and reduce the risk of gagging.

How safe is ERCP with sphincterotomy?

Comparative Study

  • Meta-Analysis
  • Research Support,Non-U.S. Gov’t
  • Systematic Review
  • What happens during ERCP with sphincterotomy?

    ERCP and sphincterotomy. Major complications requiring hospitalisation can occur but are uncommon during ERCP. The commonest is pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas – a gland in the tummy which helps with digestion) which occurs in 5% of cases. What happens when the ERCP is finished?

    Which guidewire caliber is superior for ERCP?

    Wire-guided biliary cannulation has been demonstrated to improve cannulation rates and reduce post-ERCP pancreatitis (PEP), but the impact of wire caliber has not been studied. This study compares successful cannulation rates and ERCP adverse events by using a 0.025-inch and 0.035-inch guidewire.