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Pneumonectomy

Current definition

March 2020

Pneumonectomy – removal of a complete lung

The undergoing of, or inclusion on the NHS waiting list for, surgery on the advice of an appropriate medical specialist to remove an entire lung for disease or traumatic injury suffered by the person covered.

For the above definition the following are not covered:

  • removal of a lobe of the lungs (lobectomy);
  • lung resection or incision.
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We've added advanced surgery benefit so that we now pay out on inclusion on NHS surgery wait list.

 

Previous definitions

November 2015

Pneumonectomy – removal of a complete lung

The undergoing of surgery on the advice of an appropriate medical specialist to remove an entire lung for disease or traumatic injury suffered by the person covered.

For the above definition the following are not covered:

  • removal of a lobe of the lungs (lobectomy);
  • lung resection or incision.