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 ?
280 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
197 days
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Wait Times

90%

Communitysort descending Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
245 days
195 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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50%

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

90%

Surgeon Communitysort descending Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
546 days
197 days
Halifax
576 days
72 days
Halifax
63 days
171 days
Halifax
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Halifax
201 days
141 days
Halifax
637 days
346 days
Halifax
---
729 days
Halifax
160 days
133 days
Halifax
---
335 days
Sydney
57 days
64 days

50%

Surgeon Communitysort descending Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
126 days
118 days
Halifax
240 days
30 days
Halifax
51 days
45 days
Halifax
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Halifax
67 days
73 days
Halifax
54 days
122 days
Halifax
---
463 days
Halifax
75 days
76 days
Halifax
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149 days
Sydney
5 days
14 days

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