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 ?
314 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
215 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
314 days
215 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)
91 days
95 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
50 days
64 days
Halifax
162 days
94 days
Halifax
150 days
133 days
Halifax
185 days
157 days
Halifax
137 days
290 days
Halifax
248 days
209 days
Halifax
610 days
57 days
Halifax
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335 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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715 days
Halifax
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50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Sydney
3 days
20 days
Halifax
51 days
46 days
Halifax
44 days
66 days
Halifax
77 days
82 days
Halifax
45 days
118 days
Halifax
196 days
31 days
Halifax
106 days
140 days
Halifax
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104 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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310 days
Halifax
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