The following standard clinical definition applies to Gold, Silver, Bronze and Basic hospital covers:
Hospital treatment for the investigation and treatment of the digestive system, including the oesophagus, stomach, gall bladder, pancreas, spleen, liver and bowel.
For example: oesophageal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, gall stones and haemorrhoids.
Related hospital treatments and where to find them
Endoscopy is listed separately under Gastrointestinal endoscopy.
Hernia and appendicectomy procedures are listed separately under Hernia and appendix.
Bariatric surgery is listed separately under Weight loss surgery.
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for cancer is listed separately under Chemotherapy, radiotherapy and immunotherapy for cancer.