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Is a prophylactic procedure sufficient cause to necessitate “bensching gomel”

The Gem Brochos 54b says

ארבעה צריכין להודות:יורדי הים, הולכי מדברות ומי שהיה חולה ונתרפא ומי שהיה חבוש בבית האסורים

Four types of people have to give thanks … sick people who were healed

Medical practice includes prophylactic procedures. (See the results of this Google search). Surgery, for example, can be instituted to remove a potential threat to the patient's health even though the patient exhibits no symptoms now.

Is there discussion in the poskim whether a prophylactic procedure on a patient without symptoms is sufficient cause to necessitate “bensching gomel” = Blessing of Thanksgiving ?