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

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Amherst
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
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Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
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Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
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Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
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Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
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50%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Amherst
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
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Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
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Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
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Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
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Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
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Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeonsort descending Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Kentville
114 days
225 days
Sydney
77 days
190 days
Halifax
129 days
195 days
Dartmouth
175 days
178 days
Bridgewater
113 days
28 days
Amherst
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Kentville
300 days
467 days
Antigonish
83 days
90 days
Halifax
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Sydney
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Dartmouth
215 days
416 days

50%

Surgeonsort descending Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Kentville
102 days
137 days
Sydney
59 days
92 days
Halifax
57 days
85 days
Dartmouth
104 days
101 days
Bridgewater
50 days
15 days
Amherst
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Kentville
123 days
341 days
Antigonish
34 days
40 days
Halifax
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Sydney
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Dartmouth
141 days
279 days

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