ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Y65.53

Perform of correct procedure (op) on wrong side or body part

Diagnosis Code Y65.53

ICD-10: Y65.53
Short Description: Perform of correct procedure (op) on wrong side or body part
Long Description: Performance of correct procedure (operation) on wrong side or body part
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Y65.53

Valid for Submission
The code Y65.53 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Complications of medical and surgical care (Y62-Y84)
      • Other misadventures during surgical and medical care (Y65)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • E876.7 - Rt proc-wrong side/part

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Y65.53 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Index of External Cause of Injuries
References found for the code Y65.53 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Inappropriate operation performed
      • correct operation on wrong side or body part (wrong side) (wrong site)
    • Procedure(operation)
      • correct, on wrong side or body part (wrong side) (wrong site)

Information for Patients


Patient Safety

You can help prevent medical errors by being an active member of your health care team. Research shows that patients who are more involved with their care tend to get better results. To reduce the risk of medical errors, you can

  • Ask questions if you have doubts or concerns. Take a relative or friend to your doctor appointment to help you ask questions and understand answers.
  • Make sure you understand what will happen if you need surgery
  • Tell your health care providers about all the medicines you take, including over-the-counter drugs and dietary supplements. Tell them if you have any allergies or bad reactions to anesthesia. Make sure you know how to take your medications correctly.
  • Get a second opinion about treatment options
  • Keep a copy of your own health history

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

  • Help prevent hospital errors (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Use of restraints (Medical Encyclopedia)


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