Top 5 Highest-Volume Specialties for Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Ophthalmology makes up the largest percentage of procedures performed in ambulatory surgery centers, according to the Outpatient Surgical Centers Industry Overview report from Hoover.

The top specialties include:

1. Ophthalmology--30 percent of all surgeries each year
2. Orthopedics--15 percent
3. Gastroenterology--14 percent
4. Pain management, including spinal injections--10 percent
5. Plastic surgery--8 percent

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