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 ?
344 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
148 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
344 days
141 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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50%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
98 days
87 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
North Sydney
31 days
70 days
Halifax
121 days
114 days
Halifax
145 days
134 days
Halifax
227 days
178 days
Halifax
311 days
189 days
Halifax
609 days
111 days
Halifax
650 days
75 days
Halifax
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430 days
Halifax
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69 days
Halifax
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172 days
Halifax
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553 days
Halifax
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50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
North Sydney
9 days
10 days
Halifax
53 days
51 days
Halifax
82 days
71 days
Halifax
96 days
85 days
Halifax
96 days
102 days
Halifax
186 days
36 days
Halifax
182 days
43 days
Halifax
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171 days
Halifax
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46 days
Halifax
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59 days
Halifax
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449 days
Halifax
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