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 ?
420 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
224 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
420 days
147 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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553 days
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)
129 days
71 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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356 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
North Sydney
31 days
56 days
Halifax
133 days
69 days
Halifax
121 days
94 days
Halifax
145 days
134 days
Halifax
227 days
184 days
Halifax
607 days
71 days
Halifax
674 days
105 days
Halifax
1042 days
267 days
Halifax
---
430 days
Halifax
---
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Halifax
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553 days

50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
North Sydney
10 days
11 days
Halifax
48 days
58 days
Halifax
87 days
46 days
Halifax
79 days
67 days
Halifax
130 days
38 days
Halifax
101 days
110 days
Halifax
143 days
85 days
Halifax
201 days
45 days
Halifax
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182 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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433 days

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