The Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre offers a gastroenterology program for specialty services to children and youth throughout the province of Newfoundland and Labrador with concerns affecting their gastrointestinal (GI) system.

What we do

We diagnose and manage medical concerns involving the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which includes the esophagus (food pipe), stomach, bowels, liver and pancreas.

Common intestinal and liver diseases include, but are not limited to,:

  • Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD),
  • Crohn’s disease,
  • Ulcerative colitis,
  • Celiac disease,
  • Constipation,
  • Chronic pancreatitis,
  • Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), and
  • Pre/post liver transplant patients

Follow-up, support and education of the different diagnoses is offered through regular outpatient clinics.

Who we see

We provide care for children and youth up to their 18th birthday. We also help them transition to the referred adult services.

Our team

Our team is comprised of the following health-care professionals:

  • Gastroenterologists
  • Nurse coordinators
  • Administrative assistants
  • Dietitians
  • Medical daycare staff
  • Social workers

The following may also be included in this team:

  • Pharmacists
  • Laboratory technicians
  • X-ray technicians
  • Operating room staff
  • Recovery room staff
  • Surgical daycare staff
  • Inpatient unit staff

How to access this service

A referral is required from a health-care provider, such as your family doctor or a nurse practitioner.

When your appointment is scheduled, our office will send a letter or reach out via telephone.

Where we are

Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre
2nd floor
300 Prince Philip Drive
St. John’s, NL
A1B 3V6

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

How to reach us

Telephone: 709-777-2219
Fax: 709-738-4151

Frequently asked questions

Who is a gastroenterologist?                                                                                    

A gastroenterologist is a physician who specializes in the gastrointestinal tract (including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestine) and other digestive organs (liver, pancreas, bile ducts and gall bladder).

Who is a nurse coordinator?

A nurse coordinator is a registered nurse (RN) who specializes in specific programs providing support, education, coordination of patient care and treatments by including all members of the patient’s care team.

What are common tests used in the GI clinic?

  • Blood work
  • Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Computed tomography (CT or CAT)
  • Stool tests
  • Genetics tests

Your gastrointestinal (GI) team will explain each test as it is required in your circle of care.

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Last updated: 2022-08-09