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 ?
333 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
217 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Timesort ascending Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
342 days
217 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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84 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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50%

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

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Timesort ascending Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
488 days
162 days
Halifax
314 days
185 days
Halifax
267 days
248 days
Halifax
260 days
168 days
Halifax
227 days
171 days
Halifax
170 days
232 days
North Sydney
24 days
94 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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570 days
Halifax
---
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Halifax
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Halifax
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286 days

50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Timesort ascending Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
154 days
98 days
Halifax
139 days
63 days
Halifax
81 days
72 days
Halifax
77 days
59 days
Halifax
55 days
62 days
Halifax
48 days
50 days
North Sydney
5 days
20 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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528 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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256 days

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