Which Procedures Do Surgery Centers Perform Most? 40 Statistics on 4 Common Specialties

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Here are the 10 most-performed procedures for four common ASC specialties — gastroenterology, orthopedics, ophthalmology and urology — according to SDI's Free-standing Outpatient Surgery Centers Database (2009 data year). Procedures are listed by CPT code, long name description and total volume.


Gastroenterology

CPT Code

Long Name

Total

43239

Upper Stomach-Intestine Scope For Biopsy

2,123,108

45378

Scope Of Colon For Diagnosis

2,094,150

45380

Scope Of Colon With Biopsy

1,533,473

45385

Colsc Flx Prox Splenic Flxr Rmvl Les Snare Tq

1,034,406

45384

Colsc Flx Prox Splenic Flxr Rmvl Les Caut

452,799

43235

Upper Stomach-Intestine Scope For Diagnosis

267,834

43248

Upr Gi Ndsc Insj Gd Wire Dilat Esoph GT Gd Wire

151,450

G0105

Colorectal cancer screening; individual at high risk

138,858

G0121

Colorectal cancer screening; individual not at high risk

118,713

45383

Colsc Flx Prox Splenic Flxr Abltj Les

94,840

43450

Opening Of Esophagus

93,526


Urology

CPT Code

Description

Total

52000

Scope Of Bladder And Urethra, For Diagnosis

343628

55700

Prostate Needle Biopsy, Any Approach

111296

50590

Lithotrp Xtrcorp Shock Wave

61108

52005

Scope Bladder, Insert Tube For Injection

55030

52332

Scope Bladder & Ureter, Insert Stent Into Ureter

49660

74420

X-Ray, Urinary Tract Exam With Contrast Material

39006

52281

Csto Calibration Dilat Urtl Strix/stenosis

34241

54161

Circumcision >28 Days

25029

52310

Scope Bladder, Simple Removal Stone, Stent

23414

52353

Scope Bladder & Ureter, Break Up Kidney Stone

21494

 

Ophthalmology

CPT Code

Long Name

Total

66984

Cataract Removal, Insertion Of Lens

2,058,581

66821

Post-Cataract Laser Surgery

450,098

67028

Intravitreal Njx Pharmacologic Agt Spx

145,863

15823

Blepharoplasty Upper Eyelid W/Excessive Skin

130,692

66982

Xcapsl Ctrc Rmvl Insj Lens Prosth 1 Stg

123,875

65855

Trabeculoplasty Laser Surg 1+ Sess

87,394

66761

Iridotomy/irdec Laser Surg 1+ Sess

57,221

67904

Rpr Blpos Levator Rescj/advmnt Xtrnl

54,988

66999

Unlis Ant Sgm Eye

53,238

66711

Ciliary Bdy Dstrj Cyclopc Ndsc

42,686

 

 

Orthopedics

CPT code

Long name

Total volume

29881

Arthrs Kne Surg W/meniscectomy Med/lat W/shvg

342,903

29826

Shoulder Scope, Bone Shaving

256,477

29877

Arthrs Knee Debridement/shaving Artclr Crtlg

195,212

29848

Ndsc Wrst Surg W/rls Transvrs Carpl Ligm

150,914

29880

Arthrs Knee W/meniscectomy Med&lat W/shaving

132,800

29827

Arthroscopy Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair

117,341

28285

Correction Hammertoe

112,648

29823

Arthroscopy Shoulder Surg Debridement Extensive

110,287

26055

Tendon Sheath Incision

109,201

29824

Arthroscopy Shoulder Distal Claviculectomy

102,311

 


Source: SDI's Free-standing Outpatient Surgery Centers (FOSC) Database, 2009 Data Year. To learn more about SDI, go to www.sdihealth.com or contact James Doyle at (484) 567-6538 or jdoyle@sdihealth.com .


Note: SDI distinguishes between HOPs (hospital outpatient surgery centers which are on the same campus as a hospital) and FOSCs (outpatient surgery centers which are not on a hospital campus).


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