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 Time Surgery Wait Time
Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
18 days
23 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
16 days
55 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
34 days
63 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
43 days
63 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
39 days
104 days
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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Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
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50%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
8 days
11 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
8 days
14 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
9 days
17 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
13 days
14 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
16 days
26 days
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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Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
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Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeonsort descending Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
North Sydney
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Kentville
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Halifax
30 days
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Yarmouth
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104 days
Sydney
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63 days
New Glasgow
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Yarmouth
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Halifax
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Halifax
23 days
43 days
Halifax
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Yarmouth
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Kentville
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Sydney
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Halifax
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Kentville
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Sydney
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Halifax
46 days
28 days
Halifax
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55 days

50%

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

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