ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V53.51

Fit/adj gastric lap band

Diagnosis Code V53.51

ICD-9: V53.51
Short Description: Fit/adj gastric lap band
Long Description: Fitting and adjustment of gastric lap band
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V53.51

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons encountering health services for specific procedures and aftercare (V50-V59)
      • V53 Fitting and adjustment of other device

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Z46.51 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of gastric lap band

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V53.51 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Admission (encounter)
      • for
        • adjustment (of)
          • gastric lap band V53.51
        • fitting (of)
          • gastric lap band V53.51
    • Fitting (of)
      • gastric lap band V53.51

Information for Patients

Weight Loss Surgery

Also called: Bariatric surgery, Bypass surgery, Gastric banding, Obesity surgery

Weight loss surgery helps people with extreme obesity to lose weight. It may be an option if you cannot lose weight through diet and exercise or have serious health problems caused by obesity.

There are different types of weight loss surgery. They often limit the amount of food you can take in. Some types of surgery also affect how you digest food and absorb nutrients. All types have risks and complications, such as infections, hernias, and blood clots.

Many people who have the surgery lose weight quickly, but regain some weight later on. If you follow diet and exercise recommendations, you can keep most of the weight off. You will also need medical follow-up for the rest of your life.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Bariatric Surgery for Severe Obesity - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Diet after gastric banding
  • Gastric bypass surgery
  • Gastric bypass surgery - discharge
  • Laparoscopic gastric banding
  • Laparoscopic gastric banding - discharge
  • Vertical sleeve gastrectomy
  • Your diet after gastric bypass surgery

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