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 ?
62 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facilitysort descending Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
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15 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
19 days
78 days
Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
---
---
Amherst
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
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---
Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
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---
Glace Bay
Glace Bay Healthcare Facility
---
---
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
15 days
35 days
North Sydney
Northside General Hospital
---
---
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
47 days
63 days
Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
---
---
Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
---
30 days
Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
61 days
43 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
39 days
104 days

50%

Community Facilitysort descending Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
---
8 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
12 days
27 days
Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
---
---
Amherst
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
---
---
Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
---
---
Glace Bay
Glace Bay Healthcare Facility
---
---
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
9 days
17 days
North Sydney
Northside General Hospital
---
---
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
9 days
22 days
Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
---
---
Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
---
27 days
Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
14 days
8 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
4 days
8 days

Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Sydney
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Halifax
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55 days
Halifax
---
---
Truro
---
---
Yarmouth
39 days
104 days
North Sydney
---
---
Halifax
31 days
22 days
North Sydney
---
---
New Glasgow
---
---
Yarmouth
---
---
Halifax
34 days
35 days
Kentville
---
43 days
Antigonish
---
---
Sydney
---
---
Halifax
---
---
Sydney
14 days
63 days
Halifax
---
---
Halifax
---
---
Halifax
---
---
Truro
---
---
Kentville
---
---

50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Sydney
---
---
Halifax
---
25 days
Halifax
---
---
Truro
---
---
Yarmouth
6 days
9 days
North Sydney
---
---
Halifax
8 days
8 days
North Sydney
---
---
New Glasgow
---
---
Yarmouth
---
---
Halifax
9 days
19 days
Kentville
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6 days
Antigonish
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---
Sydney
---
---
Halifax
---
---
Sydney
12 days
37 days
Halifax
---
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Halifax
---
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Halifax
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Truro
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Kentville
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