ICD-9-CM Diagnoses and Procedure Codes
V85.38 Body Mass Index 38.0-38.9, adult
43.82 Laparoscopic vertical (sleeve) gastrectomy
ICD-9-CM procedure 43.82 is a new procedure code effective October 1, 2011. In ICD-9-CM, sleeve gastrectomy was previously classified to code 43.89 Other partial gastrectomy. New code 43.82 may also be documented as sleeve gastrectomy, vertical gastrectomy, greater curvature gastrectomy, parietal gastrectomy, gastric reduction, longitudinal gastrectomy, or vertical gastroplasty. Review the operative report carefully to determine the appropriate procedure code. If the documentation is incomplete or inconclusive, query the physician for clarification.
CPT Procedure Code
43775 Laparoscopy, surgical, gastric restrictive procedure; longitudinal gastrectomy (i.e., sleeve gastrectomy)
This code describes a laparoscopic gastric restrictive sleeve or longitudinal gastrectomy. For an open gastric restrictive procedure for morbid obesity, without gastric bypass, other than vertical-banded gastroplasty, report 43843.