Gallstones and Kidney Stones

Health written question – answered on 11th February 2004.

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Photo of Iris Robinson Iris Robinson DUP, Strangford

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.

Photo of John Hutton John Hutton Minister of State, Department of Health, Minister of State (Department of Health) (Health)

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

Source:

Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Department of Health.

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