Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)

Service/Procedure Summary

Functional endoscopic sinus surgery is used to treat a variety of sinus problems, including sinusitis and nasal polyps. It is performed using nasal endoscopes, which are tiny cameras inserted through the nostrils to avoid cutting the skin.

Consult
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
162 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
243 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
101 days
150 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
79 days
459 days
Amherst
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
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Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
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118 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
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200 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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246 days

50%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
43 days
80 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
67 days
75 days
Amherst
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
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Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
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57 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
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138 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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171 days

Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Dartmouth
43 days
150 days
Dartmouth
177 days
123 days
Halifax
111 days
218 days
Sydney
70 days
414 days
Antigonish
368 days
152 days
Dartmouth
329 days
248 days
Kentville
457 days
161 days
Kentville
445 days
200 days
Amherst
707 days
141 days
Glace Bay
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259 days
Halifax
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50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Antigonish
18 days
58 days
Dartmouth
41 days
53 days
Dartmouth
13 days
87 days
Halifax
36 days
64 days
Sydney
29 days
146 days
Amherst
162 days
29 days
Dartmouth
136 days
126 days
Kentville
335 days
139 days
Kentville
374 days
102 days
Glace Bay
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132 days
Halifax
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