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 ?
59 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Timesort ascending Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
43 days
63 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
39 days
104 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
34 days
63 days
Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
18 days
23 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
16 days
55 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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Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
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Glace Bay
Glace Bay Healthcare Facility
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New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
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26 days
North Sydney
Northside General Hospital
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50%

Community Facility Consult Wait Timesort ascending Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
16 days
26 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
13 days
14 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
9 days
17 days
Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
8 days
11 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
8 days
14 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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Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
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Glace Bay
Glace Bay Healthcare Facility
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New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
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12 days
North Sydney
Northside General Hospital
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Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Timesort ascending Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
46 days
28 days
Halifax
30 days
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Halifax
23 days
43 days
Yarmouth
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104 days
Sydney
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Kentville
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Halifax
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Halifax
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New Glasgow
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Halifax
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Yarmouth
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Kentville
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Kentville
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North Sydney
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Sydney
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Yarmouth
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Halifax
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55 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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Sydney
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63 days
Halifax
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50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Timesort ascending Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
23 days
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Halifax
18 days
8 days
Halifax
9 days
19 days
Yarmouth
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37 days
Sydney
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Kentville
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Halifax
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Halifax
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New Glasgow
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Halifax
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Yarmouth
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Kentville
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Kentville
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North Sydney
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Sydney
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Yarmouth
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Halifax
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28 days
Halifax
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Halifax
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Sydney
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49 days
Halifax
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