Question: A 47-year-old female patient with a body mass index of 40 with uncontrolled diabetes and sleep apnea presents for surgery. Patient has been unsuccessful with dietary methods for weight control. The decision has been made to have a gastric restrictive banding procedure performed. After general anesthesia, the surgeon inserts five trocar ports and a laparoscope through the abdomen. A gastric band is placed around the upper part of the stomach and this creates a small pouch with a narrow opening that connects to the larger, lower part of the stomach.

Assign the CPT code for this procedure.

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