Intracranial Nerve Surgery

Surgical procedures on intracranial nerves.


CPT code:



Category I




Neurosurgery, Anesthesia



Intracranial nerve surgery encompasses a range of surgical procedures performed within the cranial cavity to address issues involving the nerves located in or around the brain. These surgeries are often necessary to treat conditions like trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, or certain tumors affecting cranial nerves. Surgeons may employ various techniques, such as nerve decompression, microvascular decompression, or nerve resection, depending on the specific diagnosis. The objective of these procedures is to relieve pain, correct nerve-related disorders, and improve the patient's quality of life. Successful outcomes often depend on the precise identification and careful management of the affected nerves during surgery. Postoperative care and follow-up are crucial components of the overall treatment plan.

Under what category does Intracranial Nerve Surgery fall?

Category I

What is the billing unit for Intracranial Nerve Surgery?

Per Procedure



Clinical use

CPT code 00222 is associated with open surgical procedures for the removal of tumors located in the sacroiliac region. These procedures may involve resection of sacral tumors, which can be benign or malignant.


Comprehensive documentation for 00222 includes the patient's medical history, pre-operative imaging and diagnosis of the sacroiliac tumor, informed consent, surgical procedure details, including the approach, extent of resection, and any complications encountered during the surgery. A pathology report on the excised tumor is also crucial.

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