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Table 4 Top 15 Overall Procedure

From: Consultation diagnoses and procedures billed among recent graduates practicing general otolaryngology – head & neck surgery in Ontario, Canada

Rank Code Description Subspecialty %
1 Z296 Fiberoptic endoscopy of upper airway with flexible endoscope General 35
2 G420 Ear syringing, curetting or debridement Otology 11
3 Z907 Debridement under microscopy, debridement of mastoid cavities, and/or ears with significant external or middle ear pathology but not for removal of cerumen - unilateral Otology 8
4 Z914 Myringotomy with insertion ventilation tube General (M&T T&A) 3
5 S063 Tonsillectomy General (M&T T&A) 2
6 Z302 Turbinate Reduction Rhinology 1
7 S788 Total Thyroidectomy Endocrine 1
8 Z314 Chemical/electrocautery for epistaxis Rhinology 1
9 Z305 Nasal polypectomy - general anesthesia Rhinology 1
10 Z299 Fiberoptic endoscopy of upper airway with rigid endoscope General 1
11 M083 E844 Intranasal ethmoidectomy incl maxillary antrostomy with endoscope Rhinology 1
12 M012 Septoplasty Rhinology 1
13 Z771 Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Endocrine 1
14 Z118 Superficial Lump Fine Needle Aspiration General < 1
15 Z502 Excision Mouth Lesion - less than 2 cm. Head and Neck < 1