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
||# Total Procedures
||Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
||Mount Sinai Medical Center (AKA the Mount Sinai Hospital)
||IU Health Methodist Hospital
||CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler
||Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Marys Campus
||Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
||UC San Diego Medical Center
||Cleveland Clinic Florida
||Community Regional Medical Center
||Piedmont Atlanta Hospital (AKA Piedmont Hospital)
||Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health (AKA DHR Health)
||Rose Medical Center
||University of Cincinnati Medical Center (FKA University Hospital)
||University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center (AKA UAMS)
||Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
||Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
||Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
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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