Service/Procedure Summary

The removal of a small piece of tissue form the lymph nodes, which are distributed across the body, to test for disease such as cancer.

Consult
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
54 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
43 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
8 days
26 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
28 days
17 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
25 days
49 days
Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
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Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
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Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
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Glace Bay
Glace Bay Healthcare Facility
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Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
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New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
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22 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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109 days
Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
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Windsor
Hants Community Hospital
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50%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
5 days
10 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
16 days
12 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
14 days
18 days
Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
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Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
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Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
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Glace Bay
Glace Bay Healthcare Facility
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Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
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New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
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10 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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12 days
Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
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Windsor
Hants Community Hospital
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Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
61 days
20 days
Halifax
20 days
71 days
Sydney
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Kentville
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Glace Bay
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New Glasgow
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Halifax
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Yarmouth
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26 days
New Glasgow
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Sydney
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Bridgewater
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Halifax
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23 days
Halifax
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Bridgewater
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Windsor
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Yarmouth
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Truro
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Sydney
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Sydney
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Halifax
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50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
18 days
12 days
Halifax
15 days
25 days
Sydney
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Kentville
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Glace Bay
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New Glasgow
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Halifax
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Yarmouth
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6 days
New Glasgow
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Sydney
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Bridgewater
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Halifax
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18 days
Halifax
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Bridgewater
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Windsor
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Yarmouth
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Truro
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Sydney
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Sydney
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Halifax
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