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 ?
344 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
170 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
344 days
150 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 Time
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
98 days
82 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeonsort descending Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
---
430 days
Halifax
---
69 days
North Sydney
31 days
21 days
Halifax
650 days
86 days
Halifax
174 days
94 days
Halifax
---
172 days
Halifax
---
711 days
Halifax
210 days
153 days
Halifax
152 days
134 days
Halifax
311 days
332 days
Halifax
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Halifax
657 days
150 days

50%

Surgeonsort descending Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
---
223 days
Halifax
---
46 days
North Sydney
11 days
10 days
Halifax
171 days
34 days
Halifax
53 days
53 days
Halifax
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40 days
Halifax
---
441 days
Halifax
93 days
100 days
Halifax
103 days
81 days
Halifax
95 days
87 days
Halifax
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Halifax
187 days
49 days

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