How many surgical procedures are performed each year?
Surgery and Other Treatments
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Catgut, an absorbable sterile strand, is obtained from collagen derived from healthy mammals. It was originally prepared from the submucosal layer of the intestines of sheep. It is used as a surgical ligature.
According to the latest figures (2007), 45 million surgical procedures were performed on an inpatient basis. The most frequently performed procedures include:
|Procedure||Procedures per Year|
|Arteriography and angiocardiography using contrast||1.9 million|
|material (used to evaluate blockages in the arteries that|
|supply blood to the heart)|
|Cesarean section||1.3 million|
|Cardiac catheterizations||1.1 million|
|Endoscopy of small intestine with or without biopsy||1.0 million|