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 50% of people served within? 41days
Surgery Nova Scotia 50% of people served within? 95days

Wait times

50%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Dartmouth Dartmouth General Hospital 49
days
131
days
Kentville Valley Regional Hospital 185
days
89
days
Sydney Cape Breton Regional Hospital 30
days
328
days
Amherst Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre --- ---
Antigonish St. Martha's Regional Hospital --- 54
days
Bridgewater South Shore Regional Hospital --- ---
Glace Bay Glace Bay Healthcare Facility --- ---
Halifax QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites) --- 108
days
Halifax IWK Health Centre --- ---

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Dartmouth Dartmouth General Hospital 90
days
247
days
Sydney Cape Breton Regional Hospital 61
days
360
days
Kentville Valley Regional Hospital 507
days
195
days
Amherst Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre --- ---
Antigonish St. Martha's Regional Hospital --- 274
days
Bridgewater South Shore Regional Hospital --- ---
Glace Bay Glace Bay Healthcare Facility --- ---
Halifax QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites) --- 256
days
Halifax IWK Health Centre --- ---

Wait Times by Surgeon

50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Devin Piccott Dartmouth 9
days
85
days
John Scott Dartmouth 22
days
72
days
Emad A Massoud Halifax 56
days
107
days
Richard L Balys Dartmouth 80
days
83
days
Benjamin A Taylor Kentville 113
days
52
days
Neil Clifton Antigonish 151
days
64
days
Magdalena Kujath Kentville 136
days
83
days
Hisham Ali Wasl Sydney 29
days
199
days
Blair Williams Sydney --- 299
days
Philip L Curry Sydney --- ---
Timothy D Wallace Amherst 70
days
---

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Devin Piccott Dartmouth 52
days
173
days
John Scott Dartmouth 145
days
190
days
Emad A Massoud Halifax 128
days
257
days
Hisham Ali Wasl Sydney 61
days
360
days
Neil Clifton Antigonish 203
days
258
days
Richard L Balys Dartmouth 179
days
349
days
Magdalena Kujath Kentville 433
days
182
days
Benjamin A Taylor Kentville 416
days
237
days
Blair Williams Sydney --- 396
days
Philip L Curry Sydney --- ---
Timothy D Wallace Amherst 91
days
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Disclaimer: Hospitals, long-term care facilities, and clinics across the province provide all wait time information displayed on this website. Wait times are based on historical data and do not include emergency/priority cases.