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Aorta graft surgery

Current definition

ABI+

March 2022

Aorta graft surgery – for disease or traumatic injury

The undergoing of surgery for disease or trauma to the aorta with excision and surgical replacement of a portion of the diseased or damaged aorta with a graft. The term aorta includes the thoracic and abdominal aorta but not its branches.

For the above definition, the following is not covered:

  • any other surgical procedure, for example the insertion of stents or endovascular repair.
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We've updated to an ABI+ definition.

Previous definitions

March 2020

We've added advanced surgery benefit so that we now pay out on inclusion on NHS surgery wait list.

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Aorta Graft Surgery - for disease or traumatic injury

The undergoing of, or inclusion on the NHS waiting list for, surgery for disease or trauma to the aorta with excision and surgical replacement of a portion of the diseased or damaged aorta with a graft. The term aorta includes the thoracic and abdominal aorta but not its branches.

 

For the above definition the following is not covered:

  • any other surgical procedure, for example the insertion of stents or endovascular repair.