Covered Procedures

Samos covers hundreds of elective surgeries through ADIM so
it's accessible to as many patients & procedures as possible
While we don’t cover emergency / life critical surgeries, we cover a lot of elective surgeries and are continuously expanding the list of procedures included.

If you can’t see your procedure on this list, please reach out to us! Surgeries are known by many names that may not necessarily be listed below

Some of the most common procedures that we cover are

  • Appendectomy
  • Joint Replacements
  • Cardiac valve replacement
  • Cesarean section
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Coronary artery bypass graft
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hernia repair
  • Colectomy
  • Prostatectomy

Why are certain common procedures missing?

  • Some very common procedures are not included because the risks associated with them are so low, we do not feel it is reasonable to offer coverage for them

My procedure seems simple - do I really need insurance?

  • With some procedures that aren’t very invasive or are generally low risk to physical complications, the majority of the risk comes from anesthesia - which you can learn more about here
  1. Adnexa removal - remove tissue from uterus, ovaries or fallopian tubes
  2. Adrenalectomy - adrenal gland(s) removal
  3. Appendectomy - appendix removal
  4. Bartholin cyst - drain cyst near vaginal opening
  5. Bilateral salpingo oophorectomy, BSO - remove ovaries & fallopian tubes
  6. Biliopancreatic diversion duodenal switch, BPD/DS - create small sleeve of the stomach & connect to small intestine
  7. Bowel resection - remove (part of) the small / large intestine & rectum
  8. Brachioplasty - remove excess upper arm fat & tighten loose skin
  9. Breast reduction -reduce breast / fat
  10. Cardiac fluoroscopy - video monitoring of the heart
  11. Cardiac measurement - measure cardiac output & function
  12. Cardiotomy - remove foreign material / fluid from heart
  13. Cardiovascular radiography - imaging to inspect the heart
  14. Carotid endarterectomy - remove plaque buildup in carotid artery
  15. Cervical spinal fusion - fusing the spinal vertebrae above the neck
  16. Cholecystectomy - gallbladder removal
  17. Cholecystoenterostomy - creating a passage between gallbladder & intestine
  18. Colectomy - remove (part of) large intestine
  19. Appendectomy - appendix removal
  20. Colpopexy - bringing a displaced vagina into normal position
  21. Conization - remove cervical tissue sample
  22. Coronary artery bypass graft, CABG - using graft to divert blood around blocked arteries
  23. Coronary bypass - divert & restore heart blood flow
  24. Angiogram - catheterization to inspect the heart
  25. Coronary dilation - expand heart’s artery/ies
  26. Coronary stent - expandable mesh coil placed in artery
  27. Cox maze - pattern of scar tissue to treat irregular heart rhythm
  28. Cesarean section - assisted delivery of a baby
  29. Cystectomy - remove bladder
  30. Cystocele repair - return bladder / vagina to the normal position
  31. Cystoplasty - enlarge bladder due to urinary issues
  32. Endometrium surgery - remove endometrial tissue
  33. Esophagectomy - remove (part of) the esophagus
  34. Fallopian tube recanalization, FTR - reversal of tubal ligation
  35. Fundoplasty - treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and/or hernias
  36. Gastric balloon - balloon inflated in the stomach to reduce volume
  37. Gastric band - inserting an adjustable band around the stomach
  38. Gastric band removal - remove gastric band around stomach
  39. Gastric sleeve - remove (part of) stomach & connect it to small intestine
  40. Heller myotomy - treat achalasia of esophagus
  41. Hepatectomy - remove (part of) liver
  42. Hepatic artery infusion pump - catheter pump to deliver medication to the liver
  43. Hepatoportoenterostomy - bile drainage
  44. Hernia repair - repair a protrusion in the abdominal wall
  45. Hip replacement - replacing a worn out hip joint
  46. Hysterectomy - removal of uterus / fallopian tubes / ovaries / cervix
  47. Ileocecectomy - remove the top of the large intestine
  48. Ileostomy - inspection of small intestine
  49. Implantable cardioverter defibrillator, ICD - device inserted to measure heart rhythm
  50. Jejunostomy - feeding tube placed in small intestine
  51. Knee replacement - replacing a worn out knee joint / cap
  52. Lesion excision - remove skin growth(s)
  53. Liposuction / tummy tuck - remove abdominal fat & tighten loose skin
  54. Liver ablation - remove liver cyst/tumor(s)
  55. Liver biopsy - liver tissue removal for testing
  56. Loop electrosurgical excision procedure, LEEP - remove abnormal reproductive tissue with a heated wire loop
  57. Lymph node biopsy - remove lymph tissue for diagnostics
  58. Lymphadenectomy - remove lymph nodes
  59. Lymphocele drainage - drain buildup of lymph fluid
  60. Mastectomy - removal of breast(s)
  61. Median arcuate ligament syndrome, MALS - dividing MAL & abdominal nerve
  62. Myomectomy - remove uterine fibroids
  63. Neck lift - remove excess neck fat 
  64. Nephrectomy - remove (part of) kidney
  65. Non-cervical spinal fusion - fusing the spinal vertebrae below the neck
  66. Omentopexy / omentoplasty - omentum circulation is diverted to neighboring organ
  67. Oophorectomy - ovary removal
  68. Open heart surgery - repair of heart muscles, valves, arteries
  69. Orchiectomy - remove testicle(s)
  70. Orchiopexy - bringing an undescended testicle into normal position
  71. Pacemaker placement - device implanted into heart’s right ventricle through catheter
  72. Pelvic exenteration - remove uterus, cervix, vagina, bladder, rectum
  73. Percutaneous balloon pericardiotomy - drain excess fluid in heart’s pericardium sac
  74. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, PEG - feeding tube placed from abdominal wall into stomach
  75. Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, PTCA - balloon catheter to open clogged arteries
  76. Pericardiectomy - cutting pericardium sac for free movement
  77. Perineal urethrostomy - catheter in perineum to replace urethra
  78. Pouch reset - returning stomach to normal size
  79. Proctocolectomy - remove large intestine, rectum, anus
  80. Prostatectomy - remove prostate gland & surround lymph nodes
  81. Pyeloplasty - correct damage to ureter-kidney attachment
  82. Pyloromyotomy - creating channel from stomach to small intestine
  83. Rastelli procedure - correct heart defects (like DORV, VSD)
  84. Renal ablation - remove kidney cyst/tumor(s)
  85. Roux-en-Y / gastric bypass - create a small pouch of the stomach & connect to small intestine
  86. Sacrohysteropexy - lift uterus with mesh placed in cervix
  87. Salpingostomy / fimbrioplasty - create an opening in the fallopian tube(s)
  88. Shoulder replacement - replacing a worn out shoulder joint
  89. Single anastomosis duodeno-ileal bypass with sleeve, SADI/S - sleeve create with stomach & connected to small intestine
  90. Sling operation / urethra suspension - treating urinary stress / incontinence
  91. Spermatic vein ligation - repair of enlarged scrotal veins
  92. Splenectomy - spleen removal
  93. Thigh lift - remove excess thigh fat
  94. Thoracic endovascular aortic repair - stent used to expand collapsed aorta
  95. Trachelectomy - remove cervix, vagina, lymph nodes
  96. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement - artificial valve implanted in heart with catheter
  97. Tubal block / ligation / cautery - inhibit fallopian tube(s) function
  98. Ureter surgery - removal of ureter
  99. Ureterolithotomy - remove ureter stones
  100. Valve replacement - artificial / tissue substitute of heart valve
  101. Valvuloplasty - widening narrow aorta
If you didn't see your surgery on this list, please reach out to us!
Surgeries are known by many names that may not necessarily have been listed above