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 ?
451 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
176 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
451 days
170 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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50%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
100 days
78 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
North Sydney
31 days
56 days
Halifax
194 days
94 days
Halifax
157 days
136 days
Halifax
200 days
147 days
Halifax
650 days
90 days
Halifax
609 days
150 days
Halifax
637 days
367 days
Halifax
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430 days
Halifax
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69 days
Halifax
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172 days
Halifax
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729 days
Halifax
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50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
North Sydney
9 days
10 days
Halifax
60 days
51 days
Halifax
90 days
85 days
Halifax
91 days
97 days
Halifax
84 days
106 days
Halifax
171 days
36 days
Halifax
166 days
51 days
Halifax
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286 days
Halifax
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46 days
Halifax
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59 days
Halifax
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433 days
Halifax
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