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 ?
191 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
194 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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570 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
191 days
166 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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392 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
80 days
53 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
111 days
164 days
Halifax
440 days
234 days
Halifax
---
570 days
Halifax
169 days
199 days
Halifax
---
382 days
Halifax
199 days
193 days
Halifax
456 days
92 days
Halifax
306 days
170 days
Halifax
---
199 days
Sydney
32 days
55 days

50%

Surgeon Communitysort descending Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
57 days
59 days
Halifax
80 days
59 days
Halifax
---
428 days
Halifax
72 days
111 days
Halifax
---
314 days
Halifax
93 days
76 days
Halifax
118 days
46 days
Halifax
189 days
123 days
Halifax
---
188 days
Sydney
8 days
20 days

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