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 ?
536 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
189 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)
546 days
174 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)
106 days
68 days

Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
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Halifax
---
172 days
Halifax
157 days
134 days
Halifax
602 days
367 days
Halifax
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Halifax
650 days
90 days
Halifax
194 days
114 days
North Sydney
31 days
21 days
Halifax
---
729 days
Halifax
196 days
147 days
Halifax
---
430 days
Halifax
677 days
155 days

50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
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Halifax
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59 days
Halifax
81 days
85 days
Halifax
80 days
95 days
Halifax
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Halifax
187 days
35 days
Halifax
60 days
56 days
North Sydney
8 days
10 days
Halifax
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433 days
Halifax
93 days
95 days
Halifax
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286 days
Halifax
170 days
62 days

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