[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Citations 0
October 19, 2009

Hospital Costs of Conventional and Stapled 1-Day Hemorrhoidectomy

Arch Surg. 2009;144(10):977-980. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2009.177

Every year nearly 40 000 hemorrhoidectomies are performed in Italy, France, and England, and nearly 320 000 hemorrhoidectomies are performed in the United States.1 The difference in hospital costs between 1-day conventional and stapler hemorrhoidectomy is nearly €800 (US $1130) (the cost of the stapler). This means that if in a year all hemorrhoidectomies in the United States were performed using the stapler technique, the annual hospital bill would be €256 million (US $361 million) more expensive.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview