Top 25 Procedures Performed at Surgery Centers

Here, we've compiled the 25 most common procedures conducted at ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), organizing them by total charges and by volume. Both lists are dominated by diagnostic procedures such as colonoscopies and esophagogastroduodenoscopies with biopsies

According to our data, cataract surgeries with IOL implants, GI endoscopies, colonoscopies with lesion removal, and spine epidural injection lumbar sacral cost roughly $220, $110, $170, and $120 less, respectively, when performed at ASCs rather than hospital outpatient surgical departments. 

Top 5 Procedures Performed at ASC's

HCPCS/ CPT CODE

HCPCS DESCRIPTION

NUMBER OF PROCEDURES

TOTAL CHARGES

66984

Cataract surgery w/ insertion of intraocular lens

1,228,147

$1,169,095,832 

99153

Moderate sedation by diagnosing physician

761,379

$397,632,880

G0500

Moderate sedation by physician performing endoscopic service for patient over 5y/o

779,231

$292,885,419

43239

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy with biopsy

541,997

$173,450,701 

45380

Colonoscopy w/ lesion removal

378,081

$156,607,811


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