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 ?
212 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
185 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)
196 days
185 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)
94 days
73 days

Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
655 days
71 days
Halifax
88 days
94 days
Sydney
50 days
64 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
201 days
151 days
Halifax
637 days
346 days
Halifax
154 days
132 days
Halifax
---
335 days
Halifax
546 days
202 days
Halifax
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729 days

50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
206 days
30 days
Halifax
51 days
46 days
Sydney
4 days
17 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
61 days
66 days
Halifax
49 days
127 days
Halifax
74 days
76 days
Halifax
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121 days
Halifax
126 days
119 days
Halifax
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498 days

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