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

Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
10 days
22 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
28 days
28 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
34 days
70 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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Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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109 days
Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
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50%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
7 days
8 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
19 days
12 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
15 days
16 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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Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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19 days
Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
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Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
28 days
23 days
Halifax
21 days
79 days
Sydney
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New Glasgow
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Yarmouth
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New Glasgow
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Sydney
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Bridgewater
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Halifax
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28 days
Halifax
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15 days
Bridgewater
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Yarmouth
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Truro
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Sydney
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Halifax
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50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
15 days
14 days
Halifax
14 days
26 days
Sydney
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New Glasgow
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Yarmouth
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New Glasgow
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Sydney
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Bridgewater
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Halifax
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15 days
Halifax
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8 days
Bridgewater
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Yarmouth
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Truro
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Sydney
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Halifax
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