Tonsil Removal CPT® Codes and Descriptions

CPT® Code Procedure Description
42700 Drainage of abscess near tonsil
42820 Removal of tonsils and adenoid glands (younger than 12 years)
42820 Removal of tonsils and adenoid glands (younger than 12 years)
42821 Removal of tonsils and adenoid glands (12 years or older)
42821 Removal of tonsils and adenoid glands (12 years or older)
42825 Removal of tonsils (younger than 12 years)
42826 Removal of tonsils (12 years or older)
42830 Primary removal of adenoids (younger than 12 years)
42831 Primary removal of adenoids (12 years or older)
42835 Secondary removal of adenoids (younger than 12 years)
42836 Secondary removal of adenoids (12 years or older)
42860 Removal of remaining tonsil tissue
42999 Other procedure on throat, adenoids, or tonsils
42999 Other procedure on throat, adenoids, or tonsils

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