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Other surgeries

Gallbladder removal, or cholecystectomy, is a surgical procedure generally performed to treat a patient for gallstones. The data presented here relate to patients who had their gallbladder removed using keyhole surgery and who stayed one or more nights without complications.

Gallbladder removal: average length of stay

In 2011–12, there were a total of 41 stays for gallbladder removal, of which 100% were overnight stays.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2011–12 41 1.0 day 1.3 days 42
2010–11 53 1.1 days 1.4 days 57
2009–10 49 1.1 days 1.4 days 53

General surgery focuses on the organs of the abdomen (such as the stomach, intestines, gall bladder, liver and pancreas), and includes hernia repair and haemorrhoid removal. General surgeons may also treat diseases of the skin and breast.

All general surgery: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for general surgery was 17 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 283 17 days unpeered
2011–12 313 28 days unpeered
2010–11 346 28 days unpeered

Cholecystectomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for cholecystectomy was 14 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 43 14 days unpeered
2011–12 49 29 days unpeered
2010–11 57 41 days unpeered

Haemorrhoidectomy: median waiting times

In 2012–13 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.

Inguinal herniorrhaphy: median waiting times

In 2012–13, the median waiting time for inguinal herniorrhaphy was 20 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group average
2012–13 28 20 days unpeered
2011–12 21 36 days unpeered
2010–11 34 42 days unpeered

All general surgery: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for general surgery at this hospital

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 283 0.0% unpeered
2011–12 313 0.0% unpeered
2010–11 346 0.0% unpeered

Cholecystectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for cholecystectomy at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 43 0.0% unpeered
2011–12 49 0.0% unpeered
2010–11 57 0.0% unpeered

Haemorrhoidectomy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.

Inguinal herniorrhaphy: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for inguinal herniorrhaphy at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2012–13 28 0.0% unpeered
2011–12 21 0.0% unpeered
2010–11 34 0.0% unpeered

Vascular surgery focuses on blood vessels (veins and arteries), except for those in the heart (included in cardio-thoracic surgery) and brain (included in neurosurgery).

Varicose vein ligation and stripping: median waiting times

In 2012–13 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.

Varicose vein ligation and stripping: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2012–13 there were too few patients to allow calculation of this indicator.