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 ?
208 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
275 days
202 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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456 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)
72 days
94 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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310 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
28 days
55 days
Halifax
111 days
207 days
Halifax
172 days
199 days
Halifax
202 days
188 days
Halifax
316 days
131 days
Halifax
253 days
220 days
Halifax
234 days
303 days
Halifax
456 days
85 days
Halifax
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355 days
Halifax
---
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Halifax
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563 days

50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
North Sydney
7 days
22 days
Halifax
59 days
63 days
Halifax
84 days
75 days
Halifax
71 days
112 days
Halifax
140 days
49 days
Halifax
77 days
118 days
Halifax
148 days
73 days
Halifax
145 days
109 days
Halifax
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237 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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355 days

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