ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V50.2

Routine circumcision

Diagnosis Code V50.2

ICD-9: V50.2
Short Description: Routine circumcision
Long Description: Routine or ritual circumcision
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V50.2

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services (E)
    • Persons encountering health services for specific procedures and aftercare (V50-V59)
      • V50 Elective surgery for purposes other than remedying health states

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Diagnoses for males only Additional informationCallout TooltipDiagnoses for males only
Diagnoses for males only.

Convert to ICD-10 Additional informationCallout TooltipGeneral Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
  • Z41.2 - Encounter for routine and ritual male circumcision

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V50.2 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Admission (encounter)
      • for
        • circumcision, ritual or routine (in absence of medical indication) V50.2
        • elective surgery
          • circumcision, ritual or routine (in absence of medical indication) V50.2
    • Circumcision
      • in absence of medical indication V50.2
      • ritual V50.2
      • routine V50.2
    • Surgery
      • elective V50.9
        • circumcision, ritual or routine (in absence of medical indication) V50.2

Information for Patients


Circumcision is the removal of the foreskin, which is the skin that covers the tip of the penis. In the United States, it is often done before a new baby leaves the hospital. There are medical benefits and risks to circumcision. Possible benefits include a lower risk of urinary tract infections, penile cancer and sexually transmitted diseases. The risks include pain and a low risk of bleeding or infection.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) found that the medical benefits of circumcision outweigh the risks. They recommend that parents make this decision in consultation with their pediatrician. Parents need to decide what is best for their sons, based on their religious, cultural and personal preferences.

  • Circumcision

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