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 ?
48 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
12 days
34 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
39 days
7 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
19 days
63 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
47 days
48 days
Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
87 days
43 days
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
IWK Health Centre
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22 days
New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
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Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
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50%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
5 days
5 days
Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
16 days
8 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
7 days
17 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
12 days
21 days
Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
8 days
28 days
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
IWK Health Centre
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9 days
New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
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Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
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Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
18 days
20 days
Halifax
36 days
35 days
Antigonish
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North Sydney
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Halifax
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Yarmouth
39 days
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Sydney
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New Glasgow
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Bridgewater
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Antigonish
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Amherst
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Truro
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Halifax
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Sydney
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Halifax
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Kentville
87 days
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Sydney
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Halifax
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22 days

50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
7 days
9 days
Halifax
16 days
19 days
Antigonish
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North Sydney
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Halifax
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Yarmouth
8 days
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Sydney
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New Glasgow
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Bridgewater
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Antigonish
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Amherst
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Truro
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Halifax
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Sydney
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Halifax
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Kentville
40 days
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Sydney
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Halifax
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14 days

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