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 ?
245 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
210 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
245 days
192 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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633 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)
84 days
80 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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278 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Sydney
24 days
98 days
Halifax
189 days
131 days
Halifax
219 days
178 days
Halifax
186 days
235 days
Halifax
125 days
423 days
Halifax
440 days
116 days
Halifax
694 days
166 days
Halifax
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291 days
Halifax
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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
23 days
Halifax
82 days
41 days
Halifax
63 days
66 days
Halifax
49 days
82 days
Halifax
67 days
70 days
Halifax
52 days
90 days
Halifax
132 days
60 days
Halifax
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285 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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467 days

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