American Family Children's Hospital

Endocrine Surgery Quality Reports: Adrenalectomy Surgical Volumes

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Studies have shown that the number of surgeries a surgeon performs is an important factor to achieving optimal clinical results. Endocrine surgeons who performed greater than 100 cases per year were able to attain the lowest complication rates and achieved the shorter hospital length of stays. Likewise, surgeons who preformed less than 20 endocrine procedures per year resulted in poorer surgical results.
The chart below shows the number of adrenalectomy procedures UW Health endocrine surgeons performed annually.
  • Vertical axis: Number of procedures
  • Horizontal axis: Year
UW Health 18 22 19 21 25 32 24 30 38 32 34 40
Benchmark: Median of University Healthsystem Consortium (UHC) member hospitals