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Surgery Statistics

According to the latest data from the National Center for Health Statistics, 44.9 million inpatient surgical procedures were performed in the United States in 2005, followed closely by outpatient surgeries.

Other surgical statistics for both in- and outpatient procedures include:

  • Nervous System Surgeries: 2.2 million
  • Eye Surgeries: 5.4 million
  • Ear Surgeries: 878,000
  • Nose, Mouth, and Pharynx Surgeries: 2.36 million
  • Respiratory System Surgeries: 1.4 million
  • Cardiovascular System Surgeries: 6.8 million
  • Digestive System Surgeries: 12 million
  • Urinary System Surgeries: 2.36 million
  • Musculoskeletal System Surgeries: 7.4 million
  • Integumentary (Skin) System Surgeries: 3.7 million

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