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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

RankDefinitive IDHospitalCityState# total proceduresExplore dataset
13120Cleveland Clinic Main CampusClevelandOH21,654Explore
22096University HospitalAnn ArborMI12,316Explore
32837Mount Sinai Medical Center (AKA the Mount Sinai Hospital)New YorkNY11,970Explore
41365IU Health Methodist HospitalIndianapolisIN7,568Explore
5588Stanford HospitalStanfordCA4,364Explore
64127CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - TylerTylerTX4,083Explore
72191Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Marys CampusRochesterMN3,448Explore
8851Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer CenterMiamiFL2,851Explore
9718Hartford HospitalHartfordCT2,808Explore
10550UC San Diego Medical CenterSan DiegoCA2,524Explore
11776Cleveland Clinic FloridaWestonFL2,030Explore
12325Community Regional Medical CenterFresnoCA1,952Explore
13998Piedmont Atlanta Hospital (AKA Piedmont Hospital)AtlantaGA1,941Explore
144039Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health (AKA DHR Health)EdinburgTX1,879Explore
15659Rose Medical CenterDenverCO1,851Explore
163158University of Cincinnati Medical Center (FKA University Hospital)CincinnatiOH1,687Explore
17269University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center (AKA UAMS)Little RockAR1,591Explore
181970Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBostonMA1,589Explore
19430Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterLos AngelesCA1,305Explore
203571Hospital of the University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaPA1,283Explore

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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