Objective: The aim of this study was to estimate the number of women undergoing ambulatory surgical procedures for female pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) in the United States and to compare age-adjusted ambulatory surgical case rates between 1996 and 2006.
Study design: We analyzed data from the 1996 and 2006 National Survey of Ambulatory Surgery, a federal public access de-identified database. Procedures for PFDs were identified using International Classification of Diseases-9th revision Clinical Modification procedure codes for urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse.
Results: The number of women undergoing ambulatory surgical procedures for urinary incontinence increased from 34,968 (95% confidence interval, 25,583-44,353) in 1996 to 105,656 (95% confidence interval, 79,033-132,279) in 2006. The age-adjusted ambulatory surgical case rates for all PFDs increased from 7.91 per 10,000 in 1996 to 12.10 per 10,000 in 2006 (P = .0006).
Conclusion: Ambulatory procedures for urinary incontinence increased between 1996 and 2006, as well as the age-adjusted ambulatory case rate for all PFDs.
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