Service/Procedure Summary

Adult patients are 16 years old or older. This surgery repairs a hernia in any area other than the location of an incision from a previous surgery. A hernia occurs when a piece of an organ sticks through the wall that should normally contain it. See "Hernia Repair - Incisional" for the wait times for incisional hernia repair.

Consult
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
207 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
218 days
Instructions - Instructional text.

Wait Times

90%

Communitysort descending Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Amherst
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
90 days
157 days
Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
63 days
375 days
Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
101 days
82 days
Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
287 days
291 days
Glace Bay
Glace Bay Healthcare Facility
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Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
239 days
293 days
Inverness
Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital
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Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
194 days
191 days
New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
210 days
273 days
North Sydney
Northside General Hospital
95 days
61 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
233 days
167 days
Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
94 days
113 days
Windsor
Hants Community Hospital
227 days
343 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
150 days
127 days

50%

Communitysort descending Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Amherst
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
43 days
51 days
Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
38 days
231 days
Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
28 days
31 days
Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
97 days
84 days
Glace Bay
Glace Bay Healthcare Facility
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Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
141 days
62 days
Inverness
Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital
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Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
92 days
53 days
New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
63 days
74 days
North Sydney
Northside General Hospital
78 days
35 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
67 days
42 days
Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
56 days
61 days
Windsor
Hants Community Hospital
121 days
81 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
40 days
37 days

Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Communitysort descending Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Amherst
154 days
231 days
Amherst
97 days
172 days
Amherst
98 days
69 days
Antigonish
138 days
312 days
Antigonish
63 days
397 days
Bridgewater
35 days
43 days
Bridgewater
127 days
91 days
Bridgewater
167 days
43 days
Bridgewater
43 days
69 days
Dartmouth
468 days
182 days
Dartmouth
413 days
378 days
Dartmouth
218 days
169 days
Dartmouth
287 days
329 days
Dartmouth
183 days
198 days
Dartmouth
133 days
223 days
Dartmouth
384 days
216 days
Halifax
279 days
223 days
Halifax
163 days
218 days
Halifax
192 days
252 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
203 days
170 days
Halifax
126 days
65 days
Halifax
306 days
511 days
Halifax
227 days
289 days
Halifax
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Inverness
41 days
34 days
Kentville
243 days
120 days
Kentville
151 days
215 days
Kentville
98 days
68 days
Kentville
207 days
135 days
New Glasgow
286 days
356 days
New Glasgow
171 days
88 days
North Sydney
137 days
61 days
North Sydney
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Sydney
197 days
105 days
Sydney
289 days
227 days
Sydney
154 days
117 days
Sydney
126 days
15 days
Sydney
213 days
102 days
Truro
129 days
184 days
Truro
121 days
99 days
Truro
103 days
132 days
Truro
24 days
79 days
Truro
92 days
211 days
Yarmouth
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Yarmouth
59 days
143 days
Yarmouth
71 days
103 days
Yarmouth
115 days
64 days

50%

Surgeon Communitysort descending Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Amherst
45 days
136 days
Amherst
31 days
92 days
Amherst
32 days
44 days
Antigonish
29 days
198 days
Antigonish
26 days
212 days
Bridgewater
18 days
26 days
Bridgewater
74 days
58 days
Bridgewater
40 days
20 days
Bridgewater
25 days
35 days
Dartmouth
270 days
80 days
Dartmouth
106 days
54 days
Dartmouth
154 days
84 days
Dartmouth
125 days
148 days
Dartmouth
89 days
51 days
Dartmouth
88 days
97 days
Dartmouth
193 days
98 days
Halifax
184 days
108 days
Halifax
118 days
135 days
Halifax
89 days
104 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
117 days
78 days
Halifax
110 days
21 days
Halifax
174 days
299 days
Halifax
154 days
59 days
Halifax
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Inverness
22 days
23 days
Kentville
122 days
28 days
Kentville
86 days
77 days
Kentville
32 days
28 days
Kentville
51 days
42 days
New Glasgow
140 days
215 days
New Glasgow
90 days
44 days
North Sydney
42 days
29 days
North Sydney
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Sydney
34 days
41 days
Sydney
78 days
123 days
Sydney
83 days
60 days
Sydney
47 days
12 days
Sydney
40 days
29 days
Truro
41 days
70 days
Truro
71 days
44 days
Truro
60 days
79 days
Truro
14 days
39 days
Truro
36 days
65 days
Yarmouth
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Yarmouth
17 days
52 days
Yarmouth
29 days
42 days
Yarmouth
49 days
32 days

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