Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Job Classification

In most duration tables, five job classifications are displayed. These job classifications are based on the amount of physical effort required to perform the work. The classifications correspond to the Strength Factor classifications described in the United States Department of Labor's Dictionary of Occupational Titles. The following definitions are quoted directly from that publication.

Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Gastric Bypass


Related Terms

  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Biliopancreatic Bypass
  • Biliopancreatic Bypass with Duodenal Switch Procedures
  • Biliopancreatic Diversion (BPD)
  • Horizontal Gastroplasty
  • Jejunoileal Bypass Procedures
  • Lap-Band Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Banding
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
  • Silastic Gastric Banding
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Stapling Procedure
  • Tube Gastrectomy
  • Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

Factors Influencing Duration

Factors that may influence the length of disability include the development of complications or preexisting medical or surgical conditions, particularly the obesity and related disorders that prompted the surgical intervention.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
43.6 - Gastrectomy, Partial with Anastomosis to Duodenum
43.7 - Gastrectomy, Partial with Anastomosis to Jejunum
43.81 - Partial Gastrectomy with Jejunal Transposition; Henley Jejunal Transposition Operation
43.89 - Open and Other Partial Gastrectomy; Partial Gastrectomy with Bypass Gastrogastrostomy, Sleeve Resection of Stomach
44.31 - Printen and Mason Gastric Bypass
44.38 - Gastroenterostomy without Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Gastroenterostomy; Bypass: Gastroduodenostomy, Gastroenterostomy, Gastrogastrostomy; Laparoscopic Gastrojejunostomy without Gastrectomy NEC
44.39 - Other Gastroenterostomy; Bypass: Gastroduodenostomy, Gastroenterostomy, Gastrogastrostomy; Laparoscopic Gastrojejunostomy without Gastrectomy NEC
44.95 - Laparoscopic Gastric Restrictive Procedure; Adjustable Gastric Band and Port Insertion

Comorbid Conditions

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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