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Table 6. Top 10 Procedures Performed in U.S. Hospitals for Males and Females (Excluding Pregnancy- and Childbirth-Related Procedures), 2003

All-Listed Procedures
(Excluding Pregnancy- and Childbirth-Related Procedures), 2003
Total Number of Male Discharges In This Procedure Category, In Thousands
(percentage of all male discharges)
Total Number of Female Discharges In This Procedure Category, In Thousands
(percentage of all female discharges)
Diagnostic cardiac catheterization, coronary arteriography 1,034
Blood transfusion 834
Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, biopsy 555
Percutaneous coronary angioplasty (PTCA) 526
Respiratory intubation and mechanical ventilation 525
Hemodialysis 335
Diagnostic ultrasound of heart (echocardiogram) 320
Colonoscopy and biopsy 256
Laminectomy, excision intervertebral disc 253
Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) 245
Hysterectomy, abdominal and vaginal   596
Oophorectomy, unilateral and bilateral   458
Cholecystectomy and common duct exploration   304

Note: "All-listed procedures" refers to all procedures performed during a hospital stay; patients often receive more than 1 procedure. Miscellaneous minor diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are excluded.

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