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 ?
235 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
122 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
250 days
122 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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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)
88 days
55 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Sydney
32 days
71 days
Halifax
116 days
162 days
Halifax
172 days
199 days
Halifax
211 days
193 days
Halifax
306 days
170 days
Halifax
314 days
204 days
Halifax
427 days
100 days
Halifax
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382 days
Halifax
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199 days
Halifax
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632 days

50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Sydney
8 days
22 days
Halifax
56 days
59 days
Halifax
56 days
59 days
Halifax
74 days
57 days
Halifax
70 days
105 days
Halifax
132 days
45 days
Halifax
258 days
125 days
Halifax
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314 days
Halifax
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145 days
Halifax
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469 days

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