What is decompressive laminectomy?

Decompressive lumbar laminectomy is a surgical procedure used to treat spinal stenosis, which occurs when spinal nerves are pinched by narrowing at the sides of the spinal column. Low back symptoms may include intense pain as well as numbness and/or weakness in one or both leg.

What is the difference between 63005 and 63047?

CPT 63005 is generally used for removal of the lamina to provide central decompression of the spinal cord. CPT 63047 involves not only removal of lamina for central decompression but also lateral recess decompression in the form of a facetectomy (e.g., medial, partial) and/or foraminotomy for nerve root decompression.

What is the difference between 22630 and 22633?

Code 22630 describes a posterior lumbar interbody arthrodesis, also known as fusion. Code 22633 describes a posterior lumbar interbody fusion and a posterolateral fusion performed at the same interspace and segment (also called spinal level, such as L4-L5).

What is the root operation for decompression laminectomy?

Laminectomy removes bone (parts of the vertebrae) and/or thickened tissue that is narrowing the spinal canal and squeezing the spinal nerve roots. This procedure is done by surgically cutting into the back.

What is the CPT code 63047?

CPT® 63047, Under Posterior Extradural Laminotomy or Laminectomy for Exploration/ Decompression of Neural Elements or Excision of Herniated Intervertebral Disks Procedures.

What is procedure code 22612?


What is thoracic laminectomy?

Thoracic laminectomy, also known as an open decompression is a surgical procedure in which the portion of the bone or lamina causing pressure on the nerves is removed. It is indicated in conditions such as spinal stenosis, disc herniation that cause narrowing of the spinal canal and nerve compression.

What is laminectomy surgery?

Laminectomy is a type of surgery in which a surgeon removes part or all of the vertebral bone (lamina). This helps ease pressure on the spinal cord or the nerve roots that may be caused by injury, herniated disk, narrowing of the canal (spinal stenosis), or tumors.

What is the CPT code for laminectomy?

CPT Code 63030 is defined as laminotomy (hemilaminectomy), with decompression of nerve root(s), including partial facetectomy, foraminotomy and/or excision of herniated intervertebral disc; one interspace, lumbar (including open or endoscopically-assisted approach) and; Code 63047, laminectomy, facetectomy and …