5 Most-Popular Outpatient Surgeries in America [Infographic]

Outpatient surgery often provides a convenient, affordable alternative to traditional inpatient surgery. As such, the number of outpatient surgeries is increasing in the United States – a trend that appears likely to continue in the years to come.

5 Most Popular Outpatient Surgeries in America


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There is no shortage of outpatient surgery options, either. Now, let’s take a look at five of the most-popular outpatient surgeries in America.

  1. High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)

HIFU is a non-surgical, FDA-approved and radiation-free outpatient procedure that leverages focused soundwaves to heat and destroy prostate cancer. To date, HIFU has been used to treat more than 50,000 men globally.

  1. Gastric Balloon

Gastric balloon is a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure that involves the insertion of a soft silicon balloon into the stomach via the mouth and esophagus. On average, gastric balloon helps people lose between 20 and 50 pounds over a six-month period.

  1. Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Surgery

ACL surgery requires the reconstruction of the ligament in the center of the knee. Over 150,000 ACL tears occur in the United States annually, and these injuries result in more than $500 million in healthcare costs.

  1. Knee Reconstruction

Knee reconstruction involves the restoration of knee joints that are injured or damaged. It helps alleviate knee pain, and most knee reconstruction patients are able to perform daily activities and stay active.

  1. Shoulder Arthroscopy

Shoulder arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat torn or damaged cartilage, conduct ligament reconstruction and trim damaged tissue that is causing pain. It has a better success rate and smaller risk of complications in comparison to open surgery.

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