Specific code 2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 579.3
Other and unspecified postsurgical nonabsorption
  • Short description: Intest postop nonabsorb.
  • ICD-9-CM 579.3 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 579.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2013 version of ICD-9-CM 579.3.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 579.3: 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Alimentary hypoglycemia
  • Hypoglycemia post gi surgery
  • Malabsorption, postoperative
  • Malnutrition following gastrointestinal surgery
  • Malnutrition post GI surgery
  • Post gastrointestinal tract surgery hypoglycemia
  • Post-gastrointestinal tract surgery malnutrition
  • Postoperative malabsorption
  • Postprocedural intestinal steatorrhea
  • Postprocedural steatorrhea
  • Post-surgical malabsorption
  • Post-surgical malabsorption osteoporosis
  • Short bowel syndrome
Applies To
  • Hypoglycemia following gastrointestinal surgery
  • Malnutrition following gastrointestinal surgery
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 579.3 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM K91.2 Postsurgical malabsorption, not elsewhere classified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 579.3:
  • Hypoglycemia (spontaneous) 251.2
    • following gastrointestinal surgery 579.3
  • Malabsorption 579.9
    • postgastrectomy 579.3
    • postsurgical 579.3
    • syndrome 579.9
      • postgastrectomy 579.3
      • postsurgical 579.3
  • Malnutrition (calorie) 263.9
    • following gastrointestinal surgery 579.3
  • Short, shortening, shortness
    • bowel syndrome 579.3
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • malabsorption 579.9
      • postsurgical 579.3
      • spinal fluid 331.3
    • short
      • bowel 579.3
      • P-R interval 426.81
  • Tachyalimentation 579.3
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