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.

Intervention Type

Procedure
Group

Provincial
Procedures
Included

Breast

Breast Biopsy

Breast Biopsy

Breast Reconstruction

Capsulotomy / Capsulectomy, Breast
Mammoplasty Augmentation
Reconstruction Breast – with/without implant
Removal, Breast Implant

Breast Reduction

Mammoplasty Reduction

Excision Gynecomastia

Excision Gynecomastia

Mastectomy

Mastectomy

Cardiac

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 Valve
Valve + Other

Ears

Mastoidectomy

Mastoidectomy

Myringotomy

Myringotomy with or without insertion of tubes Removal Myringotomy Tube(s)

Tympanoplasty

Tympanoplasty With/Without Cochlear Implants

Other Ear Surgery

Excision Auricular Cyst
Otoplasty

Eyes

Cataract Surgery

Cataract 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 Surgery

Blepharoplasty
Dacrocystorhinostomy / Dacrocystostomy
Duct Probing/Insertion of Tube
Keratoplasty
Pterygium Excision
Ptosis Repair
Recession / Resection / Myotomy
Repair Chalazion / Conjuntiva
Trabeculectomy

Gastrointestinal / Digestive System

Appendectomy

Appendectomy

Bowel Resection

Resection Large Bowel 
Resection Small Bowel

Bariatric Procedure

Gastrointestinal Bypass Bariatric Procedure

Colostomy / Ileostomy

Colostomy
Colostomy Reversal
Ileostomy

Esophagectomy

Esophagectomy

Gastrostomy / Jejunostomy

Insertion/Removal Feeding Tube

Rectal Procedure

Anal Fissurectomy / Fistulectomy
Hemorrhoidectomy

Gynaecology

Cone Biopsy

Cervical Conization

D&C and Related

Dilatation And Curettage
Endometrial Ablation

Fallopian Tube / Ovarian Surgery

Oophorectomy
Ovarian Cystectomy
Salpingo-Oophorectomy
Tubal Ligation
Tubal Patency Testing

Uterine Surgery

Hysterectomy
Hysterectomy And Repair
Hysteroscopy
Hysteroscopy And D & C
Uterine Myomectomy

Vaginal Repair

Repair Vaginal includes enterocele

Head

Cranial Surgery

Craniectomy / Craniotomy

Facial Bone Reconstruction

Facial Bone Osteotomy Reconstruction

Parotidectomy

Parotidectomy

Sinus Surgery

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Hernia

Hernia Repair - Abdominal

Repair Hernia Epigastric
Repair Hernia, Femoral
Repair Hernia, Incisional
Repair Hernia, Inguinal
Repair Hernia, Paracolostomy
Repair Hernia, Umbilical
Repair Hernia, Ventral

Hernia Repair - Chest Wall

Repair Hernia, Chest Wall

Hernia Repair - Hiatal

Repair Hernia, Hiatal

Joint / Muscle / Bone

Foot/Ankle Surgery

Arthroscopy Ankle
Bunionectomy

Fracture Repair

Closed 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

Cholecystectomy

Cholecystectomy

Lungs / Chest

Lung Surgery

Pneumonectomy
Pulmonary Lobectomy

Rib Resection

Resection Rib 

Scope of Chest

Mediastinoscopy
Pleuroscopy
Thoracoscopy

Thoracotomy

Thoracotomy

Male Genitalia

Male Reproductive Surgery

Circumcision
Vasectomy
Orchidectomy
Orchidopexy
Penis Reconstruction

Prostate Surgery

Biopsy Prostate
Prostatectomy
Transurethral Resection Prostate

Neck / Throat

Laryngoscopy

Laryngoscopy

Thyroidectomy

Thyroidectomy

Tonsillectomy

Adenoidectomy
Tonsillectomy

Nervous System

Nerve Surgery

Decompression Peripheral Nerve
Excision Neuroma
Nerve Block / Pain Control
Rhizotomy
Transposition Nerve

Nose / Mouth

Dental Surgery

Dental Restorations
Tooth Extraction

Nasal Surgery

Cautery Nasal Septum
Rhinoplasty
Septoplasty
Septorhinoplasty

Oral Cavity & Pharynx Surgery

Release Tongue Tie
Pharyngoplasty
Repair Cleft Lip
Repair Cleft Palate

Other Abdominal Surgery

Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy

Laparotomy

Laparotomy

Other Common Surgeries

Biopsy in OR

BIOPSY BONE
Biopsy Mucous Membrane
Biopsy Visceral
Biopsy/Dissection Lymph Node

Cyst/Ganglion Removal

Aspriation / 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

Radiotherapy
(non-SPR data)

Radiotherapy

Skin

Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty

Free Flap Graft

Free Flap Graft / Reconstruction

Lipectomy

Lipectomy / Liposuction

Skin Surgery

Dermabrasion
Revision Scar
Skin Graft

Skin Tumour Removal

Excision Lesion / Tumour - Skin

Spine / Nerves

CSF Drainage

Insertion/Removal CSF Drainage

Spinal/Back Surgery

Decompression Spinal
Discectomy
Kyphoplasty
Laminectomy
Spinal Fusion

Urinary Tract

Bladder Surgery

Operations for Urinary Incontinence
Transurethral Resection Bladder Tumour

Other Urology Surgery

Hydrocelectomy
Nephrectomy
Pyeloplasty
Repair Hypospadias
Ureteroscopy
Urethrotomy

Kidney/Bladder Stone Removal

Cystolithopaxy / Cystolithotomy
Nephro / Pyelo / Ureteral / Urethral Lithotomy
Nephro / Pyelo / Ureteral / Urethral Lithotripsy

Vascular System

Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Repair Aneurysm Aortic

Endarterectomy

Endarterectomy
Endarterectomy Carotid

Varicose Vein Ligation and Stripping

Ligation and Stripping Varicose Veins

Vascular Bypass Graft - Non Cardiac

Vascular Bypass Graft - Non Cardiac

Vascular Surgery - Other

AV Fistula Formation
Insertion / Removal Venous Access Device
Ligation / Repair AV / Vascular Fistula
Repair Artery 
Thrombectomy / Embolectomy