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 ?
190 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
237 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
190 days
219 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)
83 days
90 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
28 days
56 days
Halifax
110 days
185 days
Halifax
169 days
171 days
Halifax
248 days
231 days
Halifax
279 days
303 days
Halifax
521 days
129 days
Halifax
587 days
85 days
Halifax
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347 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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505 days

50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
North Sydney
6 days
20 days
Halifax
43 days
63 days
Halifax
115 days
60 days
Halifax
84 days
94 days
Halifax
80 days
101 days
Halifax
149 days
41 days
Halifax
97 days
137 days
Halifax
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181 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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177 days

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