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 ?
275 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
193 days
Instructions - Instructional text.

Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
250 days
193 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
---
---
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
---
55 days

50%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
71 days
83 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
---
---
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
---
34 days

Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
North Sydney
11 days
55 days
Halifax
111 days
185 days
Halifax
172 days
186 days
Halifax
233 days
237 days
Halifax
279 days
300 days
Halifax
533 days
92 days
Halifax
521 days
131 days
Halifax
---
347 days
Halifax
---
---
Halifax
---
---
Halifax
---
505 days

50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
North Sydney
7 days
22 days
Halifax
50 days
65 days
Halifax
84 days
92 days
Halifax
77 days
111 days
Halifax
149 days
44 days
Halifax
112 days
81 days
Halifax
88 days
128 days
Halifax
---
194 days
Halifax
---
---
Halifax
---
---
Halifax
---
234 days

Reduce your wait time

Not all wait times are the same, and you may reduce your wait time for health care services. Explore options and talk to your doctor or nurse practitioner.

Talk to your doctor

Wait time information can help you and your doctor make informed decisions. Find wait times and share the numbers with your healthcare provider.