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 ?
123 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
263 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
80 days
75 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
91 days
195 days
Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
142 days
416 days
Amherst
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
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Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
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361 days
North Sydney
Northside General Hospital
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Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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188 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
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50%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
38 days
40 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
61 days
62 days
Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
82 days
132 days
Amherst
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
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Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
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145 days
North Sydney
Northside General Hospital
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Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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50 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
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Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Sydney
20 days
155 days
Sydney
40 days
147 days
Antigonish
91 days
155 days
Dartmouth
151 days
132 days
Halifax
119 days
239 days
Kentville
197 days
209 days
Dartmouth
223 days
212 days
Dartmouth
79 days
416 days
Kentville
159 days
340 days
Sydney
464 days
163 days
Halifax
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Amherst
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97 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Sydney
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50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Sydney
10 days
40 days
Sydney
20 days
52 days
Antigonish
47 days
62 days
Halifax
57 days
63 days
Dartmouth
36 days
104 days
Dartmouth
96 days
62 days
Kentville
64 days
127 days
Kentville
70 days
138 days
Sydney
118 days
106 days
Dartmouth
158 days
137 days
Halifax
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Amherst
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65 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Sydney
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