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 ?
314 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
229 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
314 days
209 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)
108 days
62 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
Sydney
13 days
106 days
Halifax
164 days
124 days
Halifax
186 days
227 days
Halifax
230 days
197 days
Halifax
125 days
423 days
Halifax
440 days
113 days
Halifax
510 days
176 days
Halifax
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329 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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633 days

50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Sydney
7 days
25 days
Halifax
64 days
61 days
Halifax
59 days
84 days
Halifax
58 days
92 days
Halifax
115 days
39 days
Halifax
80 days
85 days
Halifax
115 days
66 days
Halifax
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289 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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434 days

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