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Appendix removal is a surgical procedure, either through keyhole surgery or open surgery. The data presented here relate to patients who stayed one or more nights for the removal of the appendix without complications, malignant cancer or peritonitis.

Appendix removal: average length of stay

In 2013–14, there were a total of 323 stays for appendix removal, of which 100% were overnight stays.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2013–14 323 2.3 days 2.1 days 727
2012–13 323 2.5 days 2.2 days 794
2011–12 314 2.7 days 2.3 days 838
2010–11 279 2.6 days 2.3 days 725
2009–10 287 2.6 days 2.3 days 734
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 2013–14, there were a total of 205 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
2013–14 205 2.3 days 2.1 days 466
2012–13 208 2.5 days 2.1 days 512
2011–12 174 2.4 days 2.1 days 416
2010–11 154 2.6 days 2.2 days 400
2009–10 153 2.5 days 2.1 days 385