Surgical Volumes

Research has shown that certain high-risk surgeries and treatments are more likely to result in successful outcomes when they are performed by experienced doctors at hospitals with large numbers of these procedures. The Leapfrog Group, a hospital quality ranking organization, sets standards on safe volumes for a number of procedures.

The most recently reported volume data for Lahey Hospital & Medical Center are from June 2010. The table below shows how Lahey's volume compares to the Leapfrog Group's recommended standards.


High-Risk Surgical Procedural Volumes

High-Risk Procedure   Leapfrog Group
Lahey Clinic
Bariatric Surgery 125 305
Pancreatic Resection 11 38
Esophageal Resection  13 19

Learn more about Lahey Hospital & Medical Center's adherence to the Leapfrog Group standards.