HC Deb 26 January 1988 vol 126 c128W
Mr. Nicholas Bennett

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list in order of frequency the 10 most common forms of surgery for which patients are admitted to hospitals in Wales.

Mr. Grist

The information requested is shown in the following table:

Ten Most Common Forms of Surgical Operation in National Health Service Hospitals in Wales in 1986
OPCS Operation Codes Type of operation Number
703-706 Dilation, curettage, biopsy and excision of lesion of cervix 9,384
770-779 Post-Natal or post-abortion operations 8,866
607,608 Cystoscopy (with destruction of lesion) 8,027
752,753,758-762 Other delivery operations 7,347
780-789 Treatment of fracture by operations 7,160
230-239 Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy 4,636
742 Termination of pregnancy 4,592
400-409 Operations on abdominal wall, peritoneum and mesentary 4,311
764-769 Caesarean Section 4,107
170-179 Operations on lens 4,094