March 30, 2023
My surgeon was called to the OR by an OB-GYN who accidently lacerated the bowel during an open gynecological procedure. She repaired the bowel with sutures. Should the diagnosis code be the same diagnosis as the reason for the primary surgery?
No. The diagnosis code for your surgeon would be K91.71 Accidental puncture and laceration of a digestive system organ or structure during other procedure.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 03/30/23.