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

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Timesort descending Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
296 days
185 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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28 days

50%

Community Facility Consult Wait Timesort descending Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
74 days
74 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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17 days

Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Timesort descending Surgery Wait Time
Sydney
41 days
28 days
Halifax
53 days
171 days
Halifax
160 days
135 days
Halifax
206 days
141 days
Halifax
546 days
194 days
Halifax
561 days
75 days
Halifax
885 days
346 days
Halifax
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715 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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339 days
Halifax
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50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Timesort descending Surgery Wait Time
Sydney
5 days
13 days
Halifax
33 days
69 days
Halifax
74 days
83 days
Halifax
80 days
114 days
Halifax
82 days
82 days
Halifax
136 days
104 days
Halifax
212 days
36 days
Halifax
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449 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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160 days
Halifax
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