August 23, 2018
Is a suture repair of the colon considered a resection?
No. Suture repair of the colon (large intestine) is coded as 44604. This might be done for an injury or perforation for disease. The code include repair of a single or multiple perforation. Resection involves removing a portion of the colon.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 08/23/18.