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 ?
315 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
262 days
Instructions - Instructional text.

Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Timesort descending
Inverness
Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital
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87 days
Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
98 days
113 days
Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
79 days
132 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
32 days
143 days
Windsor
Hants Community Hospital
259 days
182 days
Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
130 days
188 days
Amherst
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
133 days
195 days
Glace Bay
Glace Bay Healthcare Facility
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236 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
330 days
241 days
Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
351 days
275 days
Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
636 days
310 days
New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
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334 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
486 days
486 days

50%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Timesort descending
Inverness
Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital
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25 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
8 days
50 days
Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
20 days
62 days
Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
20 days
64 days
Amherst
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
21 days
67 days
Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
77 days
87 days
Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
19 days
90 days
Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
135 days
95 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
208 days
100 days
Glace Bay
Glace Bay Healthcare Facility
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109 days
Windsor
Hants Community Hospital
99 days
122 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
114 days
131 days
New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
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147 days

Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Timesort descending
Inverness
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25 days
Halifax
77 days
48 days
Yarmouth
29 days
59 days
Bridgewater
34 days
62 days
Halifax
167 days
64 days
Yarmouth
42 days
79 days
Bridgewater
46 days
84 days
Kentville
52 days
92 days
Yarmouth
40 days
98 days
Halifax
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107 days
Dartmouth
316 days
110 days
Dartmouth
272 days
111 days
Bridgewater
201 days
113 days
Truro
87 days
115 days
Amherst
84 days
121 days
Truro
30 days
124 days
Sydney
158 days
132 days
Windsor
136 days
138 days
Bridgewater
93 days
142 days
Truro
89 days
159 days
Sydney
394 days
161 days
Antigonish
196 days
162 days
Kentville
96 days
167 days
Yarmouth
26 days
169 days
Sydney
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179 days
Halifax
518 days
182 days
Antigonish
97 days
184 days
Amherst
106 days
188 days
Kentville
918 days
197 days
Sydney
322 days
224 days
Amherst
105 days
227 days
New Glasgow
468 days
228 days
Sydney
129 days
237 days
Sydney
203 days
251 days
Dartmouth
284 days
255 days
Dartmouth
168 days
260 days
Antigonish
56 days
279 days
New Glasgow
279 days
289 days
Kentville
47 days
312 days
Halifax
305 days
316 days
Kentville
103 days
324 days
Dartmouth
188 days
363 days
Sydney
311 days
365 days
Halifax
498 days
489 days
Halifax
523 days
519 days
Antigonish
188 days
552 days
Halifax
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Amherst
92 days
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Halifax
---
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Bridgewater
21 days
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Halifax
---
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50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Timesort descending
Inverness
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8 days
Halifax
27 days
14 days
Windsor
49 days
27 days
Bridgewater
16 days
29 days
Bridgewater
57 days
29 days
Yarmouth
15 days
29 days
Yarmouth
15 days
29 days
Dartmouth
34 days
29 days
Halifax
63 days
33 days
Yarmouth
6 days
34 days
Bridgewater
24 days
38 days
Halifax
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38 days
Sydney
21 days
39 days
Kentville
15 days
43 days
Amherst
22 days
44 days
Antigonish
14 days
47 days
Antigonish
91 days
48 days
Sydney
55 days
51 days
Truro
43 days
52 days
Kentville
34 days
54 days
Kentville
326 days
55 days
Bridgewater
54 days
58 days
Kentville
33 days
59 days
Amherst
42 days
61 days
Antigonish
15 days
62 days
Amherst
22 days
64 days
Dartmouth
118 days
65 days
Truro
22 days
68 days
New Glasgow
72 days
70 days
Yarmouth
12 days
71 days
Truro
56 days
77 days
Sydney
176 days
79 days
Dartmouth
157 days
84 days
Halifax
322 days
85 days
Sydney
163 days
86 days
Dartmouth
127 days
87 days
Sydney
105 days
90 days
Sydney
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114 days
New Glasgow
159 days
156 days
Sydney
151 days
161 days
Halifax
365 days
161 days
Halifax
196 days
168 days
Kentville
45 days
197 days
Halifax
291 days
226 days
Dartmouth
121 days
246 days
Antigonish
13 days
298 days
Halifax
---
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Amherst
45 days
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Halifax
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Bridgewater
13 days
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Halifax
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