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 ?
342 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
184 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Timesort ascending
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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617 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
365 days
170 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
6 days
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50%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Timesort ascending
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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242 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
109 days
73 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
2 days
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Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Timesort ascending
Halifax
---
729 days
Halifax
---
430 days
Halifax
602 days
346 days
Halifax
---
172 days
Halifax
620 days
170 days
Halifax
181 days
141 days
Halifax
186 days
134 days
Halifax
151 days
94 days
Halifax
609 days
75 days
Sydney
31 days
21 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Timesort ascending
Halifax
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456 days
Halifax
---
195 days
Halifax
89 days
104 days
Halifax
90 days
92 days
Halifax
108 days
81 days
Halifax
165 days
74 days
Halifax
57 days
53 days
Halifax
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40 days
Halifax
191 days
36 days
Sydney
6 days
11 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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