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 ?
196 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)
203 days
154 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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50%

Community Facility Consult Wait Timesort descending Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
99 days
117 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Timesort descending Surgery Wait Time
North Sydney
32 days
72 days
Halifax
124 days
115 days
Halifax
190 days
191 days
Halifax
235 days
172 days
Halifax
250 days
170 days
Halifax
314 days
139 days
Halifax
387 days
133 days
Halifax
1136 days
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Halifax
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570 days
Halifax
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382 days

50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Timesort descending Surgery Wait Time
North Sydney
5 days
21 days
Halifax
52 days
59 days
Halifax
73 days
52 days
Halifax
73 days
100 days
Halifax
88 days
50 days
Halifax
115 days
49 days
Halifax
196 days
122 days
Halifax
203 days
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Halifax
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456 days
Halifax
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265 days

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