ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Y70.3

Surgical instrumnt, matrl and anesth devices assoc w incdt

Diagnosis Code Y70.3

ICD-10: Y70.3
Short Description: Surgical instrumnt, matrl and anesth devices assoc w incdt
Long Description: Surgical instruments, materials and anesthesiology devices (including sutures) associated with adverse incidents
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Y70.3

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Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Complications of medical and surgical care (Y62-Y84)
      • Anesthesiology devices associated with adverse incidents (Y70)

Information for Patients


If you are having surgery, your doctor will give you medicine called an anesthetic. Anesthetics reduce or prevent pain. There are three main types:

  • Local - numbs one small area of the body. You stay awake and alert.
  • Regional - blocks pain in an area of the body, such an arm or leg. A common type is epidural anesthesia, which is often used during childbirth.
  • General - makes you unconscious. You do not feel any pain, and you do not remember the procedure afterwards.

You may also get a mild sedative to relax you. You stay awake but may not remember the procedure afterwards. Sedation can be used with or without anesthesia.

The type of anesthesia or sedation you get depends on many factors. They include the procedure you are having and your current health.

  • Conscious sedation for surgical procedures (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Epidural block (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • General anesthesia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Spinal and epidural anesthesia (Medical Encyclopedia)

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