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

90%

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

Community Facilitysort descending Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
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109 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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North Sydney
Northside General Hospital
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Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
46 days
117 days
Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
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Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
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44 days
Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
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277 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
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Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Dartmouth
335 days
186 days
Kentville
300 days
447 days
Amherst
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Halifax
126 days
208 days
Dartmouth
141 days
263 days
Sydney
464 days
190 days
Kentville
114 days
218 days
Dartmouth
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416 days
Sydney
41 days
161 days
Sydney
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Yarmouth
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Bridgewater
78 days
28 days
Sydney
20 days
82 days
Antigonish
91 days
110 days

50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Dartmouth
158 days
101 days
Kentville
91 days
340 days
Amherst
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Halifax
58 days
68 days
Dartmouth
65 days
79 days
Sydney
65 days
92 days
Kentville
64 days
137 days
Dartmouth
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205 days
Sydney
27 days
55 days
Sydney
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Yarmouth
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Bridgewater
39 days
15 days
Sydney
10 days
26 days
Antigonish
42 days
43 days

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