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

Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Timesort descending Surgery Wait Time
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
18 days
69 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
20 days
33 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
34 days
37 days
North Sydney
Northside General Hospital
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Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
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Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
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Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
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Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
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Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
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Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
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New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
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50%

Community Facility Consult Wait Timesort descending Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
7 days
13 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
8 days
9 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
9 days
15 days
North Sydney
Northside General Hospital
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Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
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Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
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Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
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Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
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Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
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Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
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New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
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Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Timesort descending Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
8 days
37 days
Halifax
8 days
13 days
Halifax
18 days
30 days
Halifax
28 days
29 days
Halifax
34 days
31 days
Halifax
46 days
33 days
Sydney
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Sydney
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Yarmouth
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50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Timesort descending Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
5 days
12 days
Halifax
6 days
10 days
Halifax
7 days
14 days
Halifax
8 days
12 days
Halifax
13 days
22 days
Halifax
13 days
14 days
Sydney
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