Case volume varies widely across specialties and even within specialties depending on a particular surgeon’s practice patterns. For example, as a neurosurgeon some of my cases may only take 30-60 minutes and one can do 5 or more in a day. On the other hand, some of the complex brain tumors and spine reconstructions may take 8-12 hours or more, with the most complex being staged over multiple days.
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For a colorectal surgeon, it is not uncommon for 10 colonoscopies to be performed in 1 day. Two to three robotic colon resections are performed in one day. 5-10 hemorrhoidectomies can be done in 1 day.
With all this variability, the range can be from 1-10 cases per day.