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 ?
190 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
342 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
129 days
208 days
Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
76 days
314 days
Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
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139 days
Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
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Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
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433 days
North Sydney
Northside General Hospital
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Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
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50%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
48 days
90 days
Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
49 days
108 days
Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
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44 days
Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
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Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
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253 days
North Sydney
Northside General Hospital
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Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
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Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeonsort descending Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Dartmouth
141 days
263 days
Kentville
192 days
218 days
Sydney
464 days
163 days
Halifax
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Halifax
123 days
209 days
Sydney
41 days
147 days
Dartmouth
335 days
186 days
Yarmouth
---
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Halifax
76 days
17 days
Amherst
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Kentville
300 days
433 days
Antigonish
96 days
118 days
Halifax
---
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Sydney
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Sydney
20 days
82 days
Dartmouth
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416 days

50%

Surgeonsort descending Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Dartmouth
77 days
79 days
Kentville
77 days
134 days
Sydney
74 days
79 days
Halifax
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Halifax
59 days
62 days
Sydney
26 days
53 days
Dartmouth
175 days
104 days
Yarmouth
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Halifax
39 days
13 days
Amherst
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Kentville
67 days
327 days
Antigonish
47 days
47 days
Halifax
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Sydney
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Sydney
10 days
33 days
Dartmouth
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138 days

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