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Top 20 hospitals by total surgeries 

This country is fortunate to have thousands of hospitals and health centers across all 50 states. While many of these hospitals specialize in certain types of care, the vast majority perform surgeries of some form each and every day.

Using Definitive Healthcare’s HospitalView product, we created a list of U.S. hospitals ranked by an estimated total number of annual surgeries they performed.  Total surgery volumes in the HospitalView product are estimated from the Medicare Standard Analytic Files (SAF), the hospital’s payor mix, and proprietary research. The figures represent an estimated annual surgical volume for both inpatient and outpatient procedures.

Hospitals with the most total surgeries

Rank Hospital name City State Est # of annual total surgeries Explore dataset
New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center New York NY 134,638 Explore
University Hospital Madison WI 129,475 Explore
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center  Seattle WA 105,106 Explore
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus Cleveland OH 91,655 Explore
UVA Children’s Hospital Charlottesville VA 80,688 Explore
AdventHealth Orlando  Orlando FL 78,363 Explore
Mount Sinai Medical Center  New York NY 71,881 Explore
Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport - St Mary Medical Center Shreveport LA 66,967 Explore
The Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore MD 66,554 Explore
10 Mercy Hospital Springfield  Springfield MO 66,407 Explore
11 Tisch Hospital New York NY 64,968 Explore
12 Methodist Hospital San Antonio TX 64,926 Explore
13 IU Health Methodist Hospital Indianapolis IN 64,880 Explore
14 UNC Medical Center Chapel Hill NC 60,322 Explore
15 Yale New Haven Hospital New Haven CT 59,772 Explore
16 Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville TN 54,705 Explore
17 Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Philadelphia PA 54,090 Explore
18 University Hospital Ann Arbor MI 53,289 Explore
19 Corewell Health William Beaumont University Hospital  Royal Oak MI 51,839 Explore
20 Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital Grand Rapids MI 51,537Explore

Fig. 1 Data is from Definitive Healthcare’s HospitalView product. Data is accurate as of January 2023 and is annual estimate calculated using the Medicare Standard Analytic File (SAF), the payor mix for the facility, and Definitive Healthcare Proprietary Research.

Which hospitals perform the most total surgeries?

The U.S. hospital that has performed the most surgeries is NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center located in New York City. This facility is the largest in the NewYork-Presbyterian health system and has performed an estimated total of 139,638 surgeries. The facility is one of the most well-renowned academic medical centers in the country and serves as one of the nation’s premier providers of minimally invasive surgery for adults and children.

The hospital that has performed the second most total surgeries is University Hospital in Madison Wisconsin. This facility is a part of the University of Wisconsin Health Center and has performed an estimated total of 129,475 surgeries. The facility is ranked as the number one hospital in Wisconsin by U.S. News and World Report and has several nationally and internationally ranked programs for specialties such as brain and science surgery as well as heart care and organ transplants.

The hospital with the third most total surgeries is the Fred Hutchison Cancer Center in Seattle, Washington. This facility is one of the leading medical research centers in the U.S. and has performed an estimated total of 105,106 surgeries. The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is the number one cancer center in the Pacific Northwest and offers comprehensive treatments for virtually every form of the disease.

Where are the hospitals with the most total surgeries located?

The hospitals that have performed the most total surgeries are relatively spread out across the country. New York, New York appears most frequently on the list with three hospitals, including the top spot. Many of the top facilities are located in the Midwest, with three hospitals in Michigan, and one in Wisconsin, Indiana, and Ohio each.

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