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 ?
55 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
50 days
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Wait Times

90%

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

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

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Timesort ascending Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
56 days
43 days
Halifax
55 days
42 days
Halifax
46 days
33 days
Halifax
34 days
36 days
Sydney
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Halifax
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Kentville
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North Sydney
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Kentville
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New Glasgow
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Yarmouth
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Yarmouth
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Halifax
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Kentville
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New Glasgow
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Sydney
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Kentville
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Sydney
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Halifax
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37 days
Halifax
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50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Timesort ascending Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
30 days
18 days
Halifax
15 days
19 days
Halifax
13 days
14 days
Halifax
9 days
12 days
Sydney
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Halifax
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Kentville
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North Sydney
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Kentville
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New Glasgow
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Yarmouth
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Yarmouth
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Halifax
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Kentville
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New Glasgow
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Sydney
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Kentville
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Sydney
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Halifax
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33 days
Halifax
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