Service/Procedure Summary

Adult patients are 16 years old or older. This category includes procedures that relieve pressure on the nerves in the spine, including laminectomy, discectomy, insertion or upgrade of a generator and lead, fusion, vertebrectomy, cordotomy, and excision of a spinal cord tumor.

Consult
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
279 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
251 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
288 days
234 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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347 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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50%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
84 days
115 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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186 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
North Sydney
50 days
64 days
Halifax
162 days
101 days
Halifax
130 days
185 days
Halifax
169 days
169 days
Halifax
248 days
251 days
Halifax
279 days
290 days
Halifax
587 days
83 days
Halifax
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347 days
Halifax
---
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Halifax
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Halifax
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701 days

50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
North Sydney
6 days
20 days
Halifax
50 days
63 days
Halifax
100 days
59 days
Halifax
77 days
101 days
Halifax
157 days
38 days
Halifax
94 days
142 days
Halifax
84 days
161 days
Halifax
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187 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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180 days

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