Top 20 hospitals by gastroenterology procedure volume

Gastrointestinal (GI) conditions are common and, usually, relatively mild. Issues of the stomach, esophagus, intestines, and other gastroenterological concerns are listed as the primary diagnosis for about 66.4 million ambulatory care visits annually.

Most gastroenterology procedures are performed as outpatient care. Below, we’ve compiled a list of 20 hospitals ranked by volume of outpatient gastroenterology procedures.

Top hospitals by 2021 gastroenterology procedure volume

Rank Definitive ID Hospital City State # Total Procedures
1 3120 Cleveland Clinic Main Campus Cleveland OH 21,654
2 2096 University Hospital Ann Arbor MI 12,316
3 2837 Mount Sinai Medical Center (AKA the Mount Sinai Hospital) New York NY 11,970
4 1365 IU Health Methodist Hospital Indianapolis IN 7,568
5 588 Stanford Hospital Stanford CA 4,364
6 4127 CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler Tyler TX 4,083
7 2191 Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Marys Campus Rochester MN 3,448
8 851 Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Miami FL 2,851
9 718 Hartford Hospital Hartford CT 2,808
10 550 UC San Diego Medical Center San Diego CA 2,524
11 776 Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston FL 2,030
12 325 Community Regional Medical Center Fresno CA 1,952
13 998 Piedmont Atlanta Hospital (AKA Piedmont Hospital) Atlanta GA 1,941
14 4039 Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health (AKA DHR Health) Edinburg TX 1,879
15 659 Rose Medical Center Denver CO 1,851
16 3158 University of Cincinnati Medical Center (FKA University Hospital) Cincinnati OH 1,687
17 269 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center (AKA UAMS) Little Rock AR 1,591
18 1970 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston MA 1,589
19 430 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles CA 1,305
20 3571 Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia PA 1,283

Fig 1. Outpatient hospital procedure data is from the Definitive Healthcare ClaimsMx product and sourced from multiple medical claims clearinghouses. Data is accurate as of September 2022.

Which hospitals performed the most gastroenterology procedures?

According to our medical claims dataset, the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus in Cleveland, Ohio, performed 21,654 outpatient gastroenterology procedures in 2021, putting them in the No. 1 position on our list.

In second is University Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with 12,316 outpatient gastroenterology procedures—about 43% less than the top position.

Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City takes third place on our list with 11,970 procedures.

Altogether, these 20 hospitals performed 90,694 outpatient gastroenterology procedures in 2021.

What is gastroenterology?

Gastroenterology is the field of medicine that focuses on treating complications and illnesses related to the human digestive system. Gastroenterologists study and treat afflictions and structural changes of the GI tract, including the esophagus, stomach, intestines, rectum, pancreas gallbladder, and liver.

In 2021, nearly 17,000 gastroenterologists were actively practicing in the U.S.

What are some of the most common GI procedures?

In 2021, the most common procedures treating GI conditions included liver elastography, esophagus motility study, GI tract imaging (via capsule endoscopy), breath hydrogen/methane test, and anorectal manometry.

Most of these procedures seek to examine otherwise inaccessible parts of the GI tract through the use of wired or wireless cameras, ultrasound, and pressure-sensitive instruments.

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