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Somme et al. (doi: peds.10.1542/2013-1243) share the output from a large pediatric database for patients under 18 years that allowed calculation of surgical frequencies for a myriad of different operations—in fact, there were more than 216,000 in the database for 2009. Barnhart et al. (doi: peds.10.1542/2013-3154), including Dr. Rebecka Meyers, a member of our editorial board, help shed some light on the findings in this study as they might affect surgical care to our patients. Make an incision into this study and commentary and learn more.