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 ?
275 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
356 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facilitysort descending Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
275 days
284 days

50%

Community Facilitysort descending Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
53 days
92 days

Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
1111 days
162 days
Halifax
151 days
232 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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Glace Bay
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98 days
Halifax
186 days
227 days
Halifax
388 days
228 days
Halifax
---
723 days
Halifax
193 days
180 days
Halifax
---
441 days
Halifax
239 days
274 days

50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
138 days
84 days
Halifax
69 days
147 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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Glace Bay
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41 days
Halifax
78 days
90 days
Halifax
119 days
60 days
Halifax
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517 days
Halifax
72 days
61 days
Halifax
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295 days
Halifax
54 days
77 days

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