ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z48.812

Encntr for surgical aftcr following surgery on the circ sys

Diagnosis Code Z48.812

ICD-10: Z48.812
Short Description: Encntr for surgical aftcr following surgery on the circ sys
Long Description: Encounter for surgical aftercare following surgery on the circulatory system
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z48.812

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Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Encounters for other specific health care (Z40-Z53)
      • Encounter for other postprocedural aftercare (Z48)

Information for Patients


After Surgery

Also called: Postoperative care, Recovery from surgery

After any operation, you'll have some side effects. There is usually some pain with surgery. There may also be swelling and soreness around the area that the surgeon cut. Your surgeon can tell you which side effects to expect.

There can also be complications. These are unplanned events linked to the operation. Some complications are infection, too much bleeding, reaction to anesthesia, or accidental injury. Some people have a greater risk of complications because of other medical conditions.

Your surgeon can tell you how you might feel and what you will be able to do - or not do - the first few days, weeks, or months after surgery. Some other questions to ask are

  • How long you will be in the hospital
  • What kind of supplies, equipment, and help you might need when you go home
  • When you can go back to work
  • When it is ok to start exercising again
  • Are they any other restrictions in your activities

Following your surgeon's advice can help you recover as soon as possible.

Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research

  • Bland diet (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Deep breathing after surgery (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Diet - clear liquid (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Diet - full liquid (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Getting your home ready - after the hospital (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Indwelling catheter care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Post surgical pain treatment - adults (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Self catheterization - female (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Self catheterization - male (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Suprapubic catheter care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Surgical wound care -- closed (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Surgical wound infection - treatment (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Urinary catheters (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Urine drainage bags (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Using an incentive spirometer (Medical Encyclopedia)


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