G Tube ICD 9 Code


Billable Medical Code for Mechanical Complication of Gastrostomy

Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 536.42

Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 536.42.

The Short Description Is: Gastrostomy comp – mech.

Known As

G tube is also known as gastrostomy mechanical complication, malfunction of gastrostomy tube, and obstruction of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube.

G Tube Definition and Symptoms

A G tube, also known as a gastrostomy tube, is a feeding tube placed directly into the stomach to deliver food, fluids, and medications. Some of the common conditions that require a g tube are inability to swallow, cancer, failure to thrive, and neuromuscular disorders.