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 ?
246 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
196 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
246 days
196 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)
77 days
83 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
North Sydney
62 days
64 days
Halifax
162 days
93 days
Halifax
150 days
133 days
Halifax
180 days
157 days
Halifax
248 days
216 days
Halifax
234 days
253 days
Halifax
615 days
75 days
Halifax
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339 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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715 days

50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
North Sydney
6 days
20 days
Halifax
51 days
46 days
Halifax
45 days
65 days
Halifax
71 days
84 days
Halifax
49 days
127 days
Halifax
184 days
34 days
Halifax
106 days
141 days
Halifax
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181 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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183 days

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