11 Statistics on Endoscopy Procedures & Diagnoses in the U.S.

Researchers compared practice patterns of GI endoscopy procedures performed in the United States using data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Clinical Outcomes Research Initiative. Here are 11 statistics on the most common endoscopy procedures and diagnoses from 1999 to 2003, according to the Patterns of Endoscopy in the United States report.

Colonoscopy was the most common endoscopic procedure performed.

•    CMS: 53 percent
•    CORI: 58 percent

EGD was the second most common endoscopic procedure performed.

•    CMS: 37 percent
•    CORI: 32 percent

Flexible sigmoidoscopy was the third most common endoscopic procedure performed.

•    CMS: 10 percent
•    CORI: 10 percent

Most common lower GI diagnosis

•    Colorectal polyp

Most common upper GI diagnoses

•    GERD
•    GI bleeding
•    Gastric ulcer
•    Duodenal ulcer

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