Umbilical Hernia ICD 9 Code


Billable Medical Code for Umbilical hernia without mention of obstruction or gangrene

Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 553.1

Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 553.1.

The Short Description Is: Umbilical hernia.

Known As

Umbilical hernia is also known as exomphalos and umbilical hernia. This applies to Parumbilical hernia

Umbilical Hernia Definition and Symptoms

An umbilical hernia is when part of the intestine protrudes through the muscles in the abdomen. They are most common in infants but can occur in children and adults as well. The symptoms are pain at bulge, vomitting, the bulge is swollen, tender of discolored.