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Wait Time Procedure Groupings

Data on this website is reported at the procedure group level. These procedure groups were selected in collaboration with the health authorities and medical consultants. The Ministry looked at all cases reported in the SPR over a nine month period. The highest volume procedures were grouped for presentation on the Surgical Wait Times website. These groupings may include a single procedure or may be an aggregate of several related procedures.

Breast
Procedure GroupProvincial Procedures Included
Breast BiopsyBreast Biopsy
Breast ReconstructionCapsulotomy/Capsulectomy
Breast Mammoplasty Augmentation
Reconstruction Breast - with/without implant
Removal Breast Implant
Breast ReductionMammoplasty Reduction
Excision GynecomastiaExcision Gynecomastia
MastectomyMastectomy
Cardiac
Procedure GroupProvincial Procedures Included
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
(non-SPR data)
Pure CABG
Open Heart Surgery
(non-SPR data)
Aortic Procedure
CABG + Valve
CABG + Valve + Other
Congenital Heart
Other Open Heart Surgery
Pure CABG
Pure Valve
Valve + Other
Ears
Procedure GroupProvincial Procedures Included
MastoidectomyMastoidectomy
MyringotomyMyringotomy with or without insertion of tubes
Removal Myringotomy Tube(s)
TympanoplastyTympanoplasty With/Without Cochlear Implants
Other Ear SurgeryExcision Auricular Cyst
Otoplasty
Eyes
Procedure GroupProvincial Procedures Included
Cataract SurgeryCataract Extraction & IOL Implant
Trabeculectomy & Cataract Extraction & IOL Implant
Corneal Transplant
(non-SPR data)
Corneal Transplant
Lens & Vitreous
(non-cataract)
Anterior Vitrectomy /Lensectomy
Posterior Vitrectomy/Gas Exchange/Membrane Peel
Other Eye SurgeryBlepharoplasty
Dacrocystorhinostomy / Dacrocystostomy
Duct Probing/Insertion of Tube
Keratoplasty
Pterygium Excision
Ptosis Repair
Recession/Resection/Myotomy
Repair Chalazion/Conjuntiva
Trabeculectomy
Gastrointestinal/Digestive System
Procedure GroupProvincial Procedures Included
AppendectomyAppendectomy
Bowel ResectionResection Large Bowel
Resection Small Bowel
Bariatric Procedure Gastrointestinal Bypass Bariatric Procedure
Colostomy/IleostomyColostomy
Ileostomy
EsophagectomyEsophagectomy
Gastrostomy / JejunostomyInsertion/Removal Feeding Tube
Rectal ProcedureAnal Fissurectomy/Fistulectomy
Hemorrhoidectomy
Gynaecology
Procedure GroupProvincial Procedures Included
Cone BiopsyCervical Conization
D & C and RelatedDilatation And Curettage
Endometrial Ablation
Fallopian Tube/Ovarian Surgery Oophorectomy
Ovarian Cystectomy
Salpingo-Oophorectomy
Tubal Ligation
Tubal Patency Testing
Uterine SurgeryHysterectomy
Hysterectomy And Repair
Hysteroscopy
Hysteroscopy And D & C
Uterine Myomectomy
Vaginal RepairRepair Vaginal includes enterocele
Head
Procedure GroupProvincial Procedures Included
Cranial SurgeryCraniectomy/Craniotomy
Facial Bone ReconstructionFacial Bone Osteotomy Reconstruction
Parotidectomy Parotidectomy
Sinus SurgeryEndoscopic Sinus Surgery
Hernia
Procedure GroupProvincial Procedures Included
Hernia Repair - AbdominalRepair Hernia Epigastric
Repair Hernia, Femoral
Repair Hernia, Incisional
Repair Hernia, Inguinal
Repair Hernia, Paracolostomy
Repair Hernia, Umbilical
Repair Hernia, Ventral
Hernia Repair - Chest WallRepair Hernia, Chest Wall
Hernia Repair - Hiatal Repair Hernia, Hiatal
Joint/Muscle/Bone
Procedure GroupProvincial Procedures Included
Foot/Ankle SurgeryArthroscopy Ankle
Bunionectomy
Fracture RepairClosed Reduction - Includes Pinning and External Fixation
ORIF/IM Nailing
Hand/Wrist Surgery Arthroplasty Hand/Finger(s) Total
Release Carpal Tunnel
Hip Replacement Arthroplasty Hip Replacement
Arthroplasty Hip Revision
Knee Arthroscopy Arthroscopy Knee
Knee Replacement Arthroplasty Knee Replacement
Arthroplasty Knee Revision
Knee - ACL Repair Arthroscopic ACL Repair
Knee - Meniscectomy Meniscectomy Open Knee
Ligament Surgery Repair Ligament
Other Joint Reconstruction Arthrodesis/Reconstruction
Other Orthopaedic Surgery Application Cast
Amputation
Arthrotomy
Bone Graft
Excision Bone
Fasciectomy
Manipulation Joint
Osteotomy
Removal Hardware
Removal Toenail
Tenolysis
Shoulder Surgery Arthroplasty Shoulder Replacement
Arthroscopy Shoulder
Repair Shoulder
Tendon Surgery Lengthening Tendon
Repair Tendon
Liver/Pancreas
Procedure GroupProvincial Procedures Included
CholecystectomyCholecystectomy
Lungs/Chest
Procedure GroupProvincial Procedures Included
Lung SurgeryPneumonectomy
Pulmonary Lobectomy
Rib ResectionResection Rib
Scope of Chest Mediastinoscopy
Pleuroscopy
Thoracoscopy
Thoracotomy Thoracotomy
Male Genitalia
Procedure GroupProvincial Procedures Included
Male Reproductive SurgeryCircumcision
Vasectomy
Orchidectomy
Orchidopexy
Penis Reconstruction
Prostate SurgeryBiopsy Prostate
Prostatectomy
Transurethral Resection Prostate
Neck/Throat
Procedure GroupProvincial Procedures Included
LaryngoscopyLaryngoscopy
ThyroidectomyThyroidectomy
TonsillectomyAdenoidectomy
Tonsillectomy
Nervous System
Procedure GroupProvincial Procedures Included
Nerve SurgeryDecompression Peripheral Nerve
Excision Neuroma
Nerve Block/Pain Control
Rhizotomy
Transposition Nerve
Nose/Mouth
Procedure GroupProvincial Procedures Included
Dental SurgeryDental Restorations
Tooth Extraction
Nasal SurgeryCautery Nasal Septum
Rhinoplasty
Septoplasty
Septorhinoplasty
Oral Cavity & Pharynx SurgeryRelease Tongue Tie
Pharyngoplasty
Repair Cleft Lip
Repair Cleft Palate
Other Abdominal Surgery
Procedure GroupProvincial Procedures Included
LaparoscopyLaparoscopy
LaparotomyLaparotomy
Other Common Surgeries
Procedure GroupProvincial Procedures Included
Biopsy in ORBIOPSY BONE
Biopsy Mucous Membrane
Biopsy Visceral
Biopsy/Dissection Lymph Node
Cyst/Ganglion RemovalAspriation/Excision Cyst or Ganglion
Excision Thyroglossal Cyst
Examination Under Anaesthetic Examination/Exploration under Anesthetic
Excision Lesion/Tumour Tumour Excision Eye
Excision Lesion/Tumor – Visceral
Excision Lesion/Tumor - Mucous Membrane
Excision Lesion/Tumor – Bone
Excision Lesion/Tumor - Muscle/Tendon/Ligament
Excision Cyst/Lesion - Facial Bone
Fistula Repair - Non Vascular Repair Non-Vascular Fistula
Foreign Body Removal Surgery Removal Foreign/Loose Bodies
Shunt Insertion/Removal Insertion/Removal of Shunt
Sphincterotomy Sphincterotomy
Wound/Laceration Care Control Hemorrhage
Incision and Drainage
Insertion/Removal Suture
Irrigation & Debridement
Repair Laceration - Non Ophthalmology
Radiotherapy
Procedure GroupProvincial Procedures Included
Radiotherapy
(non-SPR data)
Radiotherapy
Skin
Procedure GroupProvincial Procedures Included
AbdominoplastyAbdominoplasty
Free Flap GraftFree Flap Graft/Reconstruction
LipectomyLipectomy/Liposuction
Skin SurgeryDermabrasion
Revision Scar
Skin Graft
Skin Tumour RemovalExcision Lesion/Tumour - Skin
Spine/Nerves
Procedure GroupProvincial Procedures Included
CSF DrainageInsertion/Removal CSF Drainage
Spinal/Back SurgeryDecompression Spinal
Discectomy
Kyphoplasty
Laminectomy
Spinal Fusion
Urinary Tract
Procedure GroupProvincial Procedures Included
Bladder SurgeryOperations for Urinary Incontinence
Transurethral Resection Bladder Tumour
Other Urology SurgeryHydrocelectomy
Nephrectomy
Pyeloplasty
Repair Hypospadias
Ureteroscopy
Urethrotomy
Kidney/Bladder Stone RemovalCystolithopaxy/Cystolithotomy
Nephro/Pyelo/Ureteral/Urethral Lithotomy
Nephro/Pyelo/Ureteral/Urethral Lithotripsy
Vascular System
Procedure GroupProvincial Procedures Included
Aortic Aneurysm RepairRepair Aneurysm Aortic
EndarterectomyEndarterectomy
Endarterectomy Carotid
Varicose Vein Ligation and StrippingLigation and Stripping Varicose Veins
Vascular Bypass Graft - Non CardiacVascular Bypass Graft - Non Cardiac
Vascular Surgery - OtherAV Fistula Formation
Insertion/Removal Venous Access Device
Ligation/Repair AV/Vascular Fistula
Repair Artery
Thrombectomy/Embolectomy

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