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

Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
58 days
19 days
Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
47 days
35 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
47 days
43 days
Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
67 days
26 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
46 days
56 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
57 days
55 days
Amherst
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
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Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
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Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
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Glace Bay
Glace Bay Healthcare Facility
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New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
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North Sydney
Northside General Hospital
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Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
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26 days
Windsor
Hants Community Hospital
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50%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
9 days
9 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
8 days
13 days
Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
17 days
9 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
10 days
17 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
11 days
17 days
Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
20 days
15 days
Amherst
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
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Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
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Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
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Glace Bay
Glace Bay Healthcare Facility
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New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
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North Sydney
Northside General Hospital
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Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
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22 days
Windsor
Hants Community Hospital
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Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
29 days
36 days
Halifax
51 days
28 days
Bridgewater
67 days
22 days
Halifax
27 days
64 days
Sydney
39 days
127 days
North Sydney
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Yarmouth
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Yarmouth
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55 days
Sydney
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New Glasgow
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Kentville
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Halifax
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Amherst
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Yarmouth
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Kentville
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Truro
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Sydney
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Sydney
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21 days
Halifax
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Kentville
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Halifax
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68 days

50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
6 days
13 days
Bridgewater
17 days
8 days
Halifax
13 days
14 days
Sydney
8 days
22 days
Halifax
18 days
29 days
North Sydney
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Yarmouth
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Yarmouth
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40 days
Sydney
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New Glasgow
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Kentville
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Halifax
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Amherst
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Yarmouth
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Kentville
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Truro
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Sydney
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Sydney
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15 days
Halifax
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Kentville
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Halifax
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9 days

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