Cassandra Lane Dielwart, or “Lane”, is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with a general practice of joint replacement surgery, and subspecialty interest and training in Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopic Surgery and Orthopaedic Trauma surgery. After completing her residency at the University of British Columbia, she spent one year in Charlotte North Carolina, completing a fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma at the Carolinas Medical Center. After this she returned to Vancouver and completed a second fellowship in Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy at the University of British Columbia, before joining the Kelowna Bone and Joint surgical team in 2017.
Dr. Dielwart provides advanced trauma care at Kelowna General Hospital, and treats a variety of conditions about the shoulder and knee, including complex knee ligamentous injuries. She also performs primary hip and knee arthroplasty. Dr. Dielwart is currently a Clinical instructor at the UBC Okanagan, and enjoys teaching residents and medical students.
Education, Training, Credentials
- Consultation on referral only from primary care physicians, sports medicine or specialists.
- Referrals are prioritized according to urgency and the likelihood that there will be a surgical solution for the problem. The focus of the practice is surgical care.
- WorkSafe BC referrals accepted.
- Screening of non-surgical and routine orthopaedic problems will be performed by a musculoskeletal physician associated with the Kelowna Bone and Joint Health group in hopes of reducing wait times for surgical patients.
Kelowna Bone and Joint Health now requires a completed standard referral form with all referrals. In addition to this, appropriate x-rays within 6 months of the referral need to be included in the referral. The standard referral form ensures that you are seen by the most appropriate physician in the shortest amount of time. The x-rays are required to ensure that your presenting complaints are fully assessed on the first visit, rather than having to book a follow-up appointment to provide treatment recommendations for your diagnosis.
If illness, travel problems or other extenuating circumstances arise, we appreciate a phone call as soon as possible so that we can make use of the office time for another patient and reschedule your appointment.
Missed appointments (without a phone call): At any given time there are hundreds of patients waiting to see Dr. Bridge in consultation, due to historical issues with no shows slowing patient access a no show – short cancellation fee of $100 has been instituted to limit this. If you have to cancel for any reason, please call the office at least 48 hrs prior to your scheduled appointment to avoid this cancellation fee.
Referral letters will be returned to the referring doctor with a note stating that the appointment was not attended. Rescheduling will usually require another referral letter.
A letter is generated after each consult and sent to the referring doctor. Letters typically outline the diagnosis, the treatment options, and any follow-up required. Please feel free to review this letter with your family doctor.
If you still have questions or concerns after your consultation, please feel free to call and book a follow-up appointment. A lot of information is typically conveyed at the time of the first consult, and it is common to have additional questions or concerns arise. If you need further information on the problem and treatment options, or have any concerns, please feel free to call.