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Figure 5. Procedures Associated With the Most Expensive Ambulatory Surgical Visits

Bsr chart: Procedures Associated With the Most Expensive Ambulatory Surgical Visits. Text Description shown below.

Figure 5. Procedures Associated With the Most Expensive Ambulatory Surgical Visits (Text Description)

Primary Procedure Mean Visit Charges (dollars)
PTCA $23,300
Insertion, revisions, replacement, removal of cardiac pacemaker $20,200
Other O.R. heart proceduresa $20,100
Spinal fusion $18,600
Open prostatectomy $16,500
Insertion of catheter or spinal stimulator into spinal canal $16,100
Endovascular repair of aneurysm $13,200
Other O.R. upper GI therapeutic proceduresa $10,900
Laminectomy $10,700
Other O.R. procedures on vessels other than head and necka $10,700

a Go to footnotes in Appendix table for definitions of other procedures.

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