Q: Does an infant who has a hernia repair, circumcision or central line qualify?

A: Only procedures that require general anesthesia qualify as surgery. 

The following surgeries do not qualify the infant for NICU Database eligibility:

• Pyloromyotomy

• Unilateral or bilateral inguinal hernia repair

• Central line placement

• Circumcision

Q: What if the baby was admitted 2 days of life, but did not receive surgery until Day 40. Does this qualify?

A: If an infant was admitted to your NICU on or before Day 28 and has a surgery requiring general anesthesia at any point during the admission, this baby qualifies.