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 ?
436 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
361 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
436 days
351 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
---
533 days

50%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
151 days
149 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
---
293 days

Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
161 days
232 days
Halifax
178 days
309 days
Halifax
314 days
294 days
Halifax
388 days
228 days
Halifax
262 days
357 days
Halifax
1060 days
147 days
Halifax
---
529 days
Halifax
---
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Glace Bay
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49 days
Halifax
---
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Halifax
---
723 days

50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
115 days
73 days
Halifax
61 days
135 days
Halifax
104 days
95 days
Halifax
73 days
143 days
Halifax
46 days
178 days
Halifax
301 days
52 days
Halifax
---
298 days
Halifax
---
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Glace Bay
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34 days
Halifax
---
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Halifax
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426 days

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