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 ?
319 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
207 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
456 days
194 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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570 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)
72 days
60 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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392 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Sydney
28 days
55 days
Halifax
111 days
164 days
Halifax
171 days
199 days
Halifax
306 days
170 days
Halifax
260 days
220 days
Halifax
456 days
95 days
Halifax
440 days
303 days
Halifax
---
382 days
Halifax
---
199 days
Halifax
---
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Halifax
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570 days

50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Sydney
8 days
20 days
Halifax
56 days
59 days
Halifax
88 days
72 days
Halifax
54 days
123 days
Halifax
72 days
114 days
Halifax
140 days
50 days
Halifax
96 days
110 days
Halifax
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314 days
Halifax
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188 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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428 days

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