ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 553.3

Diaphragmatic hernia

Diagnosis Code 553.3

ICD-9: 553.3
Short Description: Diaphragmatic hernia
Long Description: Diaphragmatic hernia without mention of obstruction or gangrene
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 553.3

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system
    • Hernia of abdominal cavity (550-553)
      • 553 Other hernia of abdominal cavity without mention of obstruction or gangrene

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • K44.9 - Diaphragmatic hernia without obstruction or gangrene

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Hiatal Hernia

A hiatal hernia is a condition in which the upper part of the stomach bulges through an opening in the diaphragm. The diaphragm is the muscle wall that separates the stomach from the chest. The diaphragm helps keep acid from coming up into the esophagus. When you have a hiatal hernia, it's easier for the acid to come up. The leaking of acid from the stomach into the esophagus is called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD may cause symptoms such as

  • Heartburn
  • Problems swallowing
  • A dry cough
  • Bad breath

Hiatal hernias are common, especially in people over age 50. If you have symptoms, eating small meals, avoiding certain foods, not smoking or drinking alcohol, and losing weight may help. Your doctor may recommend antacids or other medicines. If these don't help, you may need surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Anti-reflux surgery
  • Hiatal hernia

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