10 most common procedures in ASCs

Eye and gastroenterology procedures are some of the most common services proliferated in ASCs, according to a March 2019 report by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.

The top 10 procedures in ASCs as of 2017:

1. Cataract surgery with intraocular lens insert, one stage: 18.8 percent
2. Upper GI endoscopy, biopsy: 8 percent
3. Colonoscopy and biopsy: 6.9 percent
4. Lesion removal colonoscopy (snare technique): 5.9 percent
5. Inject foramen epidural; lumbar, sacral: 4.7 percent
6. After cataract laser surgery: 4.3 percent
7. Inject paravertebral: lumbar, sacral: 3.3 percent
8. Injection spine: lumbar, sacral (caudal): 2.9 percent
9. Colorectal screen, high-risk individual: 2 percent
10. Diagnostic colonoscopy: 1.9 percent

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