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Inpatient Surgery

Data are for the U.S.

  • Total number of procedures performed: 51.4 million
  • Number of selected procedures performed:
    • Arteriography and angiocardiography using contrast material: 2.4 million
    • Cardiac catheterizations: 1.0 million
    • Endoscopy of small intestine with or without biopsy: 1.1 million
    • Endoscopy of large intestine with or without biopsy: 499,000
    • Diagnostic ultrasound: 1.1 million
    • Balloon angioplasty of coronary artery or coronary atherectomy: 500,000
    • Hysterectomy: 498,000
    • Cesarean section:1.3 million
    • Reduction of fracture: 671,000
    • Insertion of coronary artery stent: 454,000
    • Coronary artery bypass graft: 395,000
    • Total knee replacement: 719,000
    • Total hip replacement: 332,000

Source: National Hospital Discharge Survey: 2010 table, Procedures by selected patient characteristics - Number by procedure category and age [PDF - 38 KB]

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