ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V55.1

Atten to gastrostomy

Diagnosis Code V55.1

ICD-9: V55.1
Short Description: Atten to gastrostomy
Long Description: Attention to gastrostomy
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V55.1

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services (E)
    • Persons encountering health services for specific procedures and aftercare (V50-V59)
      • V55 Attention to artificial openings

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Z43.1 - Encounter for attention to gastrostomy

  • Gastrostomy bag changed

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V55.1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Admission (encounter)
      • for
        • attention to artificial opening (of) V55.9
          • gastrostomy V55.1
    • Attention to
      • gastrostomy V55.1
    • Gastrostomy
      • attention to V55.1

Information for Patients

Nutritional Support

Also called: Artificial feeding, Artificial hydration and nutrition, Hyperalimentation, Parenteral nutrition, TPN, Tube feeding

Nutritional support is therapy for people who cannot get enough nourishment by eating or drinking. You may need it if you

  • Can't swallow
  • Have problems with your appetite
  • Are severely malnourished
  • Can't absorb nutrients through your digestive system

You receive nutritional support through a needle or catheter placed in your vein or with a feeding tube, which goes into your stomach.

  • Central venous catheter - dressing change
  • Central venous catheter - flushing
  • Central venous catheters - ports
  • Enteral nutrition - child - managing problems
  • Feeding tube - infants
  • Gastrostomy feeding tube
  • Gastrostomy feeding tube - pump
  • Jejunostomy feeding tube
  • Nasogastric feeding tube
  • Peripherally inserted central catheter
  • Peripherally inserted central catheter - dressing change
  • Peripherally inserted central catheter - insertion
  • Total parenteral nutrition
  • Total parenteral nutrition - infants

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