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 ?
44 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
14 days
27 days
Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
9 days
34 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
38 days
49 days
Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
87 days
43 days
Amherst
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
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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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Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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22 days
New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
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Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
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81 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
20 days
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50%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
7 days
15 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
10 days
17 days
Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
8 days
28 days
Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
40 days
9 days
Amherst
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
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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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Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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9 days
New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
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Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
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34 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
2 days
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Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
18 days
20 days
Halifax
34 days
35 days
Antigonish
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North Sydney
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Halifax
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Yarmouth
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New Glasgow
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Bridgewater
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Halifax
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Antigonish
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Amherst
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Truro
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Truro
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Halifax
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Sydney
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Kentville
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Halifax
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Halifax
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22 days

50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
7 days
11 days
Halifax
15 days
16 days
Antigonish
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North Sydney
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Halifax
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Yarmouth
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New Glasgow
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Bridgewater
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Halifax
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Antigonish
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Amherst
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Truro
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Truro
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Halifax
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Sydney
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Kentville
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Halifax
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Halifax
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14 days

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