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

90%

Communitysort descending Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
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Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
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Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
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Halifax
IWK Health Centre
16 days
55 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
43 days
51 days
Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
59 days
23 days
New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
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North Sydney
Northside General Hospital
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Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
34 days
29 days
Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
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Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
17 days
46 days

50%

Communitysort descending Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
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Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
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Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
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Halifax
IWK Health Centre
10 days
17 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
12 days
22 days
Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
9 days
16 days
New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
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North Sydney
Northside General Hospital
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Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
8 days
9 days
Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
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Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
8 days
18 days

Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

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Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
30 days
36 days
Halifax
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Halifax
46 days
33 days
Halifax
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Halifax
23 days
42 days
Halifax
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Kentville
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Kentville
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Kentville
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New Glasgow
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North Sydney
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North Sydney
18 days
9 days
Sydney
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Sydney
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Sydney
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Yarmouth
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Yarmouth
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Yarmouth
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50%

Surgeon Communitysort descending Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
15 days
20 days
Halifax
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Halifax
14 days
19 days
Halifax
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Halifax
9 days
19 days
Halifax
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Kentville
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Kentville
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Kentville
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New Glasgow
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North Sydney
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North Sydney
7 days
9 days
Sydney
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Sydney
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Sydney
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Yarmouth
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Yarmouth
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Yarmouth
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