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Subject: How many are performed?
Category: Health > Men's Health
Asked by: zlander-ga
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Posted: 27 Jul 2005 07:42 PDT
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Question ID: 548497
I need to know how many Prostatectomies are performed world wide each
year?  Is there some place that calculates these and has data showing
how many each year?  Reason asking is that I need to find out how many
Sigmoidoscopies, and Colonoscopies as well.


Request for Question Clarification by bobbie7-ga on 27 Jul 2005 13:37 PDT

I can provide you with the following data:

-  the number of  flexible sigmoidoscopies performed in the U.S. in 2002
-  the number of colonoscopies performed in the U.S. in  2002
-  the estimated number of colonoscopies performed in France in 2000
-  the estimated number of sigmoidoscopies performed in France in 2000
-  the number of colonoscopies performed in Romania in 2003
-  the number of sigmoidoscopies performed in Romania in 2003
-  the number of  prostatectomy procedures (inpatient) in the U.S.
performed in 2003

Would this information serve your purpose?


Clarification of Question by zlander-ga on 27 Jul 2005 13:51 PDT
Yes that is fine.
Subject: Re: How many are performed?
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 27 Jul 2005 14:13 PDT
Hello Zlander,

I?m pleased that my findings are useful. I am providing a link to the
source of the data below each figure.


2.8 million sigmoidoscopies were performed in the U.S. in 2002

14.2  million colonoscopies were performed in the U.S. in  2002


?Two articles recently published in the December 2004 issue of
Gastroenterology indicate that colorectal screening rates remain low
compared to screening rates for other types of cancer. Both studies
indicate that there is unused capacity for colorectal cancer screening
within the current medical system.

The second study evaluated data from over 8,000 medical practices that
performed sigmoidoscopies or colonoscopies. Approximately 2.8 million
sigmoidoscopies and 14.2 colonoscopies were performed in 2002.
Physicians involved in this study reported that they could increase
the number of sigmoidoscopies by 6.7 million and colonoscopies by 8.2
million per year. The authors of this study suggested that ?these
additional procedures could be used for the unscreened population and
should be considered in the estimate of the national capacity to
provide colorectal cancer screening to all eligible persons in the
United States.?

Seeff L, Richards T, Shapiro J, et al. How Many Endoscopies are
Performed for Colorectal Cancer Screening? Results From CDC?s Survey
of Endoscopic Capacity. Gastroenterology . 2004; 127: number 6.

?How many endoscopies are performed for colorectal cancer screening?
Results from CDC's survey of endoscopic capacity.?
Gastroenterology. 2004 Dec;127(6):1670-7.

The survey results showed approximately three million flexible
sigmoidoscopies and 14 million colonoscopies were performed in 2002.


894,000 colonoscopies were performed in France in 2000

115,320 sigmoidoscopies were performed in France in 2000


?An estimated 894000 colonoscopies and 115320 sigmoidoscopies were
performed in 2000.?

Gastroenterol Clin Biol. 2005 Jan;29(1):17-22. 
A prospective national study on colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy in 2000 in France.


22,324 colonoscopies were performed in Romania in 2003.

12,349 sigmoidoscopies were performed in Romania in 2003.

?The total number of colonoscopies performed in Romania in 2003,
obtained by collecting the data from the study centers, was 22,324.
The number of sigmoidoscopies performed during the same period was
12,349. The ratio between the number of colonoscopies and
sigmoidoscopies was 1.8/1. There were 106.3 colonoscopies /100,000

Rom J Gastroenterol. 2005 Mar;14(1):15-8. 
Colonoscopy in Romania.


167,000 prostatectomy procedures (inpatient) performed in 2003

195,000  prostatectomy procedures (inpatient) performed in 2002

Hospital inpatient care
Number of prostatectomy procedures: 167,000 (2003)

Download 2003 National Hospital Discharge Survey here:

?According to the American Cancer Society, more than 230,000 men were
diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2004. Research from the 2002
National Hospital Discharge Survey found that 195,000 prostatectomy
procedures were performed in 2002 as a means of treating prostate


Other figures (year not mentioned)

?An estimated 379,000 prostatectomies to treat BPH are performed each
year in the United States alone.?

?More than 400,000 prostatectomies, the most common surgery for BPH,
are performed annually in the United States.?

?More than 30,000 prostatectomies are performed in the UK every year.?


Search terms used:

prostatectomy colonoscopy sigmoidoscopy + statistics United States Global

prostatectomies  colonoscopies sigmoidoscopies procedures

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