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 ?
315 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
203 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)
296 days
196 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)
71 days
72 days

Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Sydney
57 days
64 days
Halifax
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Halifax
201 days
141 days
Halifax
885 days
346 days
Halifax
576 days
75 days
Halifax
53 days
171 days
Halifax
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Halifax
---
729 days
Halifax
154 days
132 days
Halifax
---
335 days
Halifax
546 days
197 days

50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Sydney
5 days
14 days
Halifax
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Halifax
76 days
76 days
Halifax
80 days
127 days
Halifax
238 days
30 days
Halifax
33 days
46 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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553 days
Halifax
72 days
79 days
Halifax
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160 days
Halifax
125 days
111 days

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