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 ?
37 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
10 days
26 days
Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
35 days
16 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
26 days
25 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
21 days
49 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
91 days
16 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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New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
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Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
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Windsor
Hants Community Hospital
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50%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
7 days
7 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
5 days
10 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
11 days
19 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
17 days
15 days
Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
23 days
12 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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New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
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Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
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Windsor
Hants Community Hospital
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Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
22 days
19 days
Halifax
20 days
48 days
Halifax
46 days
33 days
Sydney
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Glace Bay
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New Glasgow
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Yarmouth
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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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Kentville
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Halifax
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19 days
Halifax
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Bridgewater
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Windsor
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Yarmouth
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Yarmouth
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Halifax
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Kentville
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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
11 days
9 days
Halifax
13 days
14 days
Halifax
13 days
26 days
Sydney
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Glace Bay
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New Glasgow
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Yarmouth
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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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Kentville
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Halifax
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16 days
Halifax
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Bridgewater
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Windsor
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Yarmouth
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Yarmouth
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Halifax
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Kentville
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Sydney
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Halifax
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