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 ?
30 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
37 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
26 days
26 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
25 days
48 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
41 days
33 days
Amherst
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
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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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16 days
New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
15 days
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North Sydney
Northside General Hospital
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Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
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Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
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50%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
8 days
10 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
8 days
14 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
11 days
17 days
Amherst
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
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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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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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Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
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Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
20 days
30 days
Halifax
30 days
48 days
Halifax
46 days
33 days
Halifax
56 days
24 days
Sydney
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Kentville
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New Glasgow
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Sydney
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New Glasgow
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Sydney
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Kentville
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Halifax
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33 days
Halifax
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11 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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Yarmouth
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Halifax
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Kentville
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Halifax
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Sydney
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Halifax
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65 days
Halifax
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Sydney
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50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
7 days
12 days
Halifax
7 days
14 days
Halifax
13 days
14 days
Halifax
13 days
24 days
Sydney
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Kentville
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New Glasgow
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Sydney
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New Glasgow
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Sydney
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Kentville
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Halifax
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15 days
Halifax
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8 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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Yarmouth
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Halifax
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Kentville
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Halifax
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Sydney
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Halifax
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22 days
Halifax
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Sydney
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