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 ?
188 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
177 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)
188 days
146 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)
55 days
68 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
162 days
154 days
Halifax
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291 days
Halifax
247 days
168 days
Halifax
694 days
169 days
Halifax
203 days
423 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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143 days
Halifax
241 days
316 days
Halifax
229 days
253 days
Halifax
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North Sydney
42 days
94 days

50%

Surgeon Communitysort descending Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
67 days
67 days
Halifax
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286 days
Halifax
68 days
91 days
Halifax
160 days
64 days
Halifax
56 days
54 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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76 days
Halifax
38 days
92 days
Halifax
48 days
39 days
Halifax
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North Sydney
5 days
21 days

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