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 ?
365 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
157 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facilitysort descending Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
7 days
28 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
365 days
157 days

50%

Community Facilitysort descending Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
4 days
14 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
90 days
73 days

Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
185 days
141 days
Halifax
637 days
346 days
Halifax
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Halifax
561 days
75 days
Halifax
102 days
114 days
Halifax
---
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Halifax
---
172 days
Sydney
57 days
56 days
Halifax
---
729 days
Halifax
179 days
139 days
Halifax
---
430 days
Halifax
609 days
170 days

50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
109 days
85 days
Halifax
94 days
113 days
Halifax
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Halifax
205 days
31 days
Halifax
53 days
61 days
Halifax
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Halifax
---
40 days
Sydney
5 days
12 days
Halifax
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449 days
Halifax
85 days
89 days
Halifax
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160 days
Halifax
137 days
73 days

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