17 ASC procedure volume and length benchmarks

There are around 48.3 million surgeries performed in ASCs per year, and 70 percent were associated with the digestive system, musculoskeletal system, integumentary system and nervous system, according to a report from the CDC

The report, released in May 2017, focuses on data from 2010, which is the most recent year available. Here are key statistics from the report:

Number of procedures
1. Digestive procedures including colonoscopies: 4 million
2. Endoscopic polypectomy of the large intestine: 1.1 million
3. Endoscopy of the small intestine: 2.2 million
4. Eye procedures including lens extraction: 2.9 million
5. Lens insertion: 2.6 million procedures for cataracts
6. Eyelid operations: 1 million
7. Musculoskeletal procedures: 1.3 million
8. Integumetary system procedures: 1.2 million
9. Nervous system procedures including spinal canal and pain relief injections: 2.9 million

Time benchmarks
10. Operating room time: 50 minute per procedure (compared to 63 minutes in HOPDs)
11. Time spent in surgery: 29 minutes (compared to 37 minutes in HOPDs)
12. Postoperative care: 51 minutes (compared to 89 minutes in HOPDs)
13. Endoscopies: 14 minutes to perform
14. Endoscopic polypectomy of the large intestine: 21 minutes
15. Cataract surgery, extraction or insertion of the lens: 10 minutes
16. Eyelid operations: 23 minutes
17. Knee arthroscopy: 32 minutes

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