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 ?
36 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
59 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facilitysort descending Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
New Glasgow
Aberdeen Hospital
20 days
26 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
34 days
63 days
Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
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Amherst
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
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Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
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Glace Bay
Glace Bay Healthcare Facility
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Halifax
IWK Health Centre
16 days
55 days
North Sydney
Northside General Hospital
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Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
41 days
63 days
Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
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Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
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Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
15 days
23 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
8 days
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
9 days
14 days
Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
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Amherst
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
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Dartmouth
Dartmouth General Hospital
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Glace Bay
Glace Bay Healthcare Facility
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Halifax
IWK Health Centre
9 days
17 days
North Sydney
Northside General Hospital
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Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
10 days
26 days
Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
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Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
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Kentville
Valley Regional Hospital
8 days
11 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
8 days
10 days

Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Kentville
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New Glasgow
20 days
15 days
Halifax
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Halifax
27 days
43 days
Kentville
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Sydney
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Halifax
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Sydney
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63 days
Sydney
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Truro
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North Sydney
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Halifax
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55 days
Yarmouth
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Halifax
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Yarmouth
39 days
104 days
Halifax
31 days
28 days
New Glasgow
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Kentville
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50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Kentville
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New Glasgow
13 days
8 days
Halifax
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Halifax
9 days
19 days
Kentville
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Sydney
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Halifax
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Sydney
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49 days
Sydney
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Truro
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North Sydney
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Halifax
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28 days
Yarmouth
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Halifax
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Yarmouth
6 days
37 days
Halifax
14 days
8 days
New Glasgow
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Halifax
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Kentville
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