10 Most Common Procedures in ASCs

Angie Stewart – Friday, January 10th, 2020

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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