Patient selection criteria for Bellin Orthopedic Surgery Center: 

Prior to having surgery at Bellin Orthopedic Surgery Center, it is important to make sure that the patient is an appropriate surgical candidate for an ambulatory surgery setting. Patients are screened based on their health history and current demographics to ensure that optimal surgical outcomes are achieved. 

Our PrePARE department and team of anesthesiologists work closing with each patient to determine the most appropriate surgical location. 

Bellin Orthopedic Surgery Center Selection Criteria: 

  • Patient Age: Minimum of three years 
  • Body Mass Index (BMI):
    • Less than or equal to 50 BMI for outpatient procedures
    • Less than or equal to 45 BMI for Joint Replacement procedures
    • Local cases must be less than or equal to 400 pounds
  • Body Mass Index is a measurement of a person’s weight with respect to height.
  • BMI = Weight (kgs) / Height (m2)
  • If your BMI is less than 18.5, it falls within the underweight range.
  • If your BMI is 18.5 to 24.9, it falls within the normal weight range.
  • If your BMI is 25.0 to 29.9, it falls within the overweight range.
  • If your BMI is 30.0 or higher, it falls within the obese range.
  • Controlled Morbidities / Comorbidities: Morbidity refers to a disease condition such as a patient diagnosed with heart disease or diabetes. Comorbidity refers to when more than one disease condition is occurring such as a patient diagnosed with heart disease and diabetes. Morbidities and comorbidities must be managed and controlled with the patient’s primary care provider.
  • Pregnancy
    • Local cases are allowed during pregnancy
    • Trauma and emergent cases are allowed during second and third trimester pregnancy

Patients with significant health histories as identified by the PrePARE department will require an Anesthesiologist review to determine if the patient is medically appropriate to have surgery at Bellin Orthopedic Surgery Center. 

All patients who are under the age of three, have a personal history of malignant hyperthermia, or have a communicable disease will not be eligible to have surgery at Bellin Orthopedic Surgery Center.