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 ?
201 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
146 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)
201 days
138 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)
65 days
64 days

Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
694 days
169 days
Halifax
203 days
423 days
North Sydney
42 days
94 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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143 days
Halifax
241 days
316 days
Halifax
229 days
253 days
Halifax
162 days
154 days
Halifax
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291 days
Halifax
247 days
168 days
Halifax
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50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
140 days
63 days
Halifax
54 days
54 days
North Sydney
6 days
21 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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76 days
Halifax
37 days
92 days
Halifax
48 days
37 days
Halifax
67 days
63 days
Halifax
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286 days
Halifax
60 days
91 days
Halifax
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