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Table 3 List of surgical procedures

From: Surgical specialty and preoperative medical consultation based on commercial health insurance claims

Surgeon specialty and index surgery No consultation Had a consultation % with a consultation
Total 6915 485 6.6
Otolaryngology 448 15 3.2
 Ethmoidectomy and endoscopic sinus surgeryI 440 15 3.3
 Non-endoscopic sinus surgeryI 8 0 0.0
General surgery 1670 53 3.1
 ColectomyH 124 8 6.1
 Exploratory laparotomyH 10 2 16.7
 Inguinal hernia repairL 327 7 2.1
 Laparoscopic cholecystectomyI 853 25 2.8
 MastectomyL 306 8 2.5
 Node biopsyL 50 3 5.7
Gynecology 675 12 1.7
 Dilation and curettageL 128 1 0.8
 HysterectomyH 424 11 2.5
 Tubal ligationL 123 0 0.0
Neurosurgery 113 14 11.0
 Carpal tunnel releaseL 4 1 20.0
 CraniotomyH 39 3 7.1
 Laminectomy, lumbarI 70 10 12.5
Ophthalmology 945 38 3.9
 Cataract surgeryL 838 30 3.5
Ptosis repairL 49 5 9.3
 VitrectomyI 58 3 4.9
Orthopedics 2654 317 10.7
 Carpal tunnel releaseL 291 12 4.0
 Femur fracture repairI 6 0 0.0
 Knee arthroscopyL 1595 105 6.2
 Laminectomy, lumbarI 123 17 12.1
 Total hip arthroplastyI 252 70 21.7
 Total knee arthroplastyI 387 113 22.6
Urology 350 29 7.7
 Laparoscopic radical prostatectomyH 60 16 21.1
 LithotripsyL 217 7 3.1
 Radical prostatectomyH 29 3 9.4
 Transurethral prostatectomyI 44 3 6.4
Vascular 60 7 10.4
 AV fistulaI 24 2 7.7
 Carotid endarterectomyI 19 3 13.6
 Endovascular AAA repairH 3 0 0.0
 Femoro-popliteal bypassH 12 2 14.3
 Open AAA repairH 2 0 0.0
  1. LLow risk
  2. IIntermediate risk
  3. HHigh risk