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 ?
39 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
62 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Timesort descending Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
15 days
28 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
19 days
63 days
New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
20 days
15 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
36 days
63 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
39 days
104 days
Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
61 days
43 days
Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
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Amherst
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
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Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
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30 days
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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North Sydney
Northside General Hospital
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50%

Community Facility Consult Wait Timesort descending Surgery Wait Time
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
3 days
7 days
New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
8 days
8 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
9 days
12 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
12 days
22 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
12 days
27 days
Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
14 days
6 days
Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
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Amherst
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
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Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
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27 days
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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North Sydney
Northside General Hospital
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Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Timesort descending Surgery Wait Time
Sydney
14 days
63 days
Halifax
34 days
35 days
Halifax
36 days
20 days
Yarmouth
39 days
104 days
Halifax
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Truro
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Sydney
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Truro
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Halifax
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North Sydney
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New Glasgow
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Halifax
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Sydney
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Kentville
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43 days
Halifax
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Antigonish
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Kentville
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Halifax
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50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Timesort descending Surgery Wait Time
Yarmouth
6 days
9 days
Halifax
9 days
19 days
Halifax
10 days
7 days
Sydney
12 days
37 days
Halifax
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Truro
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Sydney
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Truro
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Halifax
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North Sydney
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New Glasgow
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Halifax
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Sydney
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Kentville
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6 days
Halifax
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Antigonish
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Kentville
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Halifax
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