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 ?
211 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
136 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Timesort descending
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
212 days
122 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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50%

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

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Timesort descending
Sydney
32 days
71 days
Halifax
449 days
96 days
Halifax
116 days
164 days
Halifax
306 days
170 days
Halifax
211 days
193 days
Halifax
203 days
199 days
Halifax
172 days
199 days
Halifax
314 days
234 days
Halifax
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382 days
Halifax
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632 days

50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Timesort descending
Sydney
8 days
21 days
Halifax
136 days
46 days
Halifax
57 days
59 days
Halifax
56 days
59 days
Halifax
74 days
65 days
Halifax
71 days
107 days
Halifax
189 days
125 days
Halifax
153 days
188 days
Halifax
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314 days
Halifax
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456 days

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