AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: obturator hernia

  1. #1

    Default obturator hernia

    AAPC: Back to School
    Any thoughts on coding for an obturator hernia? It's deep in the pelvic area?
    Thank you for your thoughts!

  2. #2


    How about 553.8 (abdominal cavity hernia)?


  3. #3

    Exclamation In regards to the Obturator Hernia

    What CPT code would you use to repair this type of hernia?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Quincy, MA


    I'm trying to code the same thing, although it's incarcerated. Anyone know what CPT to use?
    Leanne, CPC
    General/Vascular Surgery

  5. #5


    I would look at 44050 it might apply if the surgeon did it via laparotomy.

Similar Threads

  1. Adductor Canal & Obturator Nerve Blocks
    By meganrveach in forum Anesthesia
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-07-2016, 06:13 PM
  2. left obturator hernia reduction
    By sbk85052 in forum Urology
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-01-2015, 08:52 AM
  3. Help! Iliac to popliteal obturator bypass
    By anadeus123 in forum Cardiovascular Thoracic
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-31-2015, 06:58 AM
  4. Obturator Block
    By NFBarner in forum Anesthesia
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-16-2009, 08:39 PM
  5. incarcerated obturator hernia
    By flacoder2001 in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-09-2009, 09:55 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.