According to the latest data from the National Center for Health Statistics, 46 million inpatient surgical procedures were performed in the United States in 2006, followed closely by outpatient surgeries.
Other surgical statistics for both in- and outpatient procedures include:
- Hysterectomy: 569,000
- Cesarean section: 1.3 million
- Reduction of fracture: 627,000
- Coronary artery bypass graft: 444,000
- Total knee replacement: 542,000
- Total hip replacement: 231,000