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Division of Surgical Oncology Digital Platform: Paracentesis

Abdominal Paracentesis

Editors:

Todd W. Thomsen, MD, Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA, Division of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Gary S. Setnik, MD, FACEP, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine,Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School,Boston, MA

Section Editors:

Phillip M. Harter, MD, Assistant Professor Stanford University School of Medicine Director, Stanford-Kaiser Emergency Medicine Residency Division of Emergency Medicine Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Contributors:

Valerie Vigil, MD, Emergency Medicine Resident, Stanford-Kaiser Emergency Medicine Residency, Todd W. Thomsen, MD, Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA, Division of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

CPT codes:

49080 Abdominal paracentesis, initial
49081 Abdominal paracentesis, subsequent
 

Video Length:

7:29

How do I find this video?

  1. Log into Clinical Key.
  2. Under "Procedure Videos," search for "paracentesis."
  3. All videos with the key word "intubation" will be listed in alphabetical order.

Paracentesis

Editors:

Michael L. Tuggy, MD, Jorge Garcia, MD

Medical Writer

Donna Coffman, MD

Contributors:

Eric Skye, MD,Kenneth Hu, MD,Brett White, MD

CPT codes:

49080* Peritoneocentesis, abdominal paracentesis, or peritoneal lavage; initial
49081* Peritoneocentesis, abdominal paracentesis, or peritoneal lavage; subsequent
*Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) allows additional payment for a tray for this procedure when it is performed in a physician's office. Charge appropriately using code "99070—Surgical tray".

Video Length:

3:15

How do I find this video?

  1. Log into Clinical Key.
  2. Under "Procedure Videos," search for "paracentesis."
  3. All videos with the key word "intubation" will be listed in alphabetical order.