§ Mrs. Iris Robinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have required surgery for the treatment of(a) gallstones and (b) kidney stones in each of the past five years. 1543W
§ Mr. Hutton
The table shows data relating to the number of operations carried out for the treatment of gallstones and kidney stones from 1998–99 to 2002–03.
Operations for treatment of gallstones and kidney stones in NHS trusts in England Procedure Gallstones Kidney stones 1998–99 35,754 21,323 1999–2000 36,457 21,290 2000–01 39,090 21,445 2001–02 40,127 20,725 2002–03 43,679 21,293
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Department of Health.