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 ?
227 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
115 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)
227 days
111 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)
65 days
79 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
181 days
189 days
Halifax
---
382 days
Halifax
211 days
158 days
Halifax
456 days
108 days
Halifax
---
170 days
Halifax
116 days
162 days
Halifax
314 days
204 days
Halifax
---
570 days
Sydney
32 days
71 days

50%

Surgeon Communitysort descending Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
69 days
96 days
Halifax
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314 days
Halifax
88 days
42 days
Halifax
116 days
45 days
Halifax
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122 days
Halifax
41 days
59 days
Halifax
69 days
59 days
Halifax
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469 days
Sydney
7 days
33 days

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