§ 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