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 ?
25 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
42 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
7 days
34 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
18 days
42 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
34 days
37 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
11 days
69 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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Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
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8 days
New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
8 days
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North Sydney
Northside General Hospital
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Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
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50%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
7 days
14 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
7 days
17 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
9 days
16 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
5 days
20 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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Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
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5 days
New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
7 days
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North Sydney
Northside General 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
20 days
30 days
Halifax
28 days
31 days
Halifax
34 days
31 days
Halifax
46 days
33 days
Sydney
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Kentville
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Yarmouth
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New Glasgow
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Yarmouth
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Sydney
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New Glasgow
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Sydney
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Halifax
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37 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Yarmouth
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Halifax
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Sydney
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Halifax
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Halifax
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50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
7 days
12 days
Halifax
7 days
16 days
Halifax
13 days
14 days
Halifax
13 days
20 days
Sydney
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Kentville
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Yarmouth
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New Glasgow
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Yarmouth
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Sydney
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New Glasgow
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Sydney
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Halifax
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21 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Yarmouth
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Halifax
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Sydney
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Halifax
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Halifax
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