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 ?
47 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
48 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Timesort descending Surgery Wait Time
Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
12 days
30 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
19 days
78 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
36 days
22 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
39 days
7 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
47 days
49 days
Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
87 days
43 days
Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
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Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
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New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
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15 days
Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
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Amherst
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
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50%

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

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Timesort descending Surgery Wait Time
Sydney
14 days
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Halifax
18 days
20 days
Halifax
36 days
35 days
Yarmouth
39 days
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Kentville
87 days
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Truro
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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22 days
Halifax
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Amherst
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Sydney
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Bridgewater
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Antigonish
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Halifax
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New Glasgow
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Antigonish
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Kentville
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Sydney
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Sydney
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50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Timesort descending Surgery Wait Time
Yarmouth
5 days
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Halifax
7 days
9 days
Sydney
12 days
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Halifax
15 days
17 days
Kentville
40 days
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Truro
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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14 days
Halifax
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Amherst
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Sydney
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Bridgewater
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Antigonish
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Halifax
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New Glasgow
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Antigonish
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Kentville
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Sydney
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Sydney
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