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 ?
425 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
203 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
402 days
217 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)
84 days
92 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
69 days
94 days
Halifax
160 days
189 days
Halifax
167 days
203 days
Halifax
247 days
176 days
Halifax
314 days
122 days
Halifax
567 days
164 days
Halifax
1136 days
194 days
Halifax
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364 days
Halifax
250 days
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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570 days

50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
North Sydney
4 days
19 days
Halifax
36 days
41 days
Halifax
56 days
59 days
Halifax
74 days
54 days
Halifax
75 days
92 days
Halifax
151 days
56 days
Halifax
338 days
97 days
Halifax
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258 days
Halifax
203 days
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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458 days

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