Stretta Coding Guidance

Stretta Procedure

CPT® Code 43257 

Descriptor: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, flexible, transoral; with delivery of thermal energy to the muscle of lower esophageal sphincter and/or gastric cardia, for treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. 

Global Information

Global period (days) = 0

ICD-10 Coding

The most common diagnosis codes for the Stretta Procedure are as follows: 

Primary ICD-10 Diagnosis Codes
K21.0 Gastro-esophageal reflux disease with esophagitis
K21.9 Gastro-esophageal reflux disease without esophagitis


Additional Diagnosis: Code all additional diagnosis as appropriate. Always code to the highest level of specificity.

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