The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on Incisionless Otoplasty.
Incisionless surgery to correct protruding ears.
Protruding ears can be distressing to the individual who has them. This procedure aims to improve the appearance of the ear without cutting into the skin. A hollow needle is used to divide the ear cartilage, and stitches buried under the skin are used to remould the ear.
Includes: Correction of prominent ear.
The NHS Classifications Service of NHS Connecting for Health is the central definitive source for clinical coding guidance and determines the coding standards associated with the classifications (OPCS-4 and ICD-10) to be used across the NHS. The NHS Classifications Service and NICE work collaboratively to ensure the most appropriate classification codes are provided. www.connectingforhealth.co.uk/clinicalcoding