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 ?
191 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
123 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
191 days
111 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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37 days

50%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
51 days
47 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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25 days

Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
North Sydney
24 days
94 days
Halifax
203 days
187 days
Halifax
260 days
168 days
Halifax
203 days
248 days
Halifax
191 days
297 days
Halifax
248 days
276 days
Halifax
519 days
166 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
North Sydney
4 days
21 days
Halifax
48 days
45 days
Halifax
59 days
51 days
Halifax
38 days
92 days
Halifax
69 days
68 days
Halifax
54 days
84 days
Halifax
139 days
63 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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