Surgical services for children are offered through ambulatory clinics. The surgical clinic provides comprehensive care to children and youth with a variety of medical diseases and conditions.
What we do
Pediatric surgeons provide assessment and treatment for children and adolescents with congenital and acquired diseases of the head and neck, chest and abdomen. This also includes the management of traumatic injuries, the surgical treatment of cancer and vascular access.
Pediatric surgeons work to diagnose and treat children and youth with, but not limited to:
- Disease or injury to the appendix, gall bladder, liver, bowel, stomach, or spleen,
- Wound care,
- Congenital anomalies, and
- Multiple injuries.
Along with our urologist, we also provide care for common urologic problems such as urinary tract infections, urinary reflux, undescended testis, hernias and hydrocoeles.
Following an assessment, your child will receive treatment (surgical and medical), education and follow-up care.
If surgery is suggested as a treatment for your child, before you leave the clinic, you and your child will receive more information about how to prepare for surgery.
Who we see
We provide care for children and youth up to their 18th birthday.
Our team is comprised of the following health-care professionals:
- Pediatric surgeons
- Resident physicians
Depending on your child’s needs, care may be also be provided by a surgical nurse specialist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, dietitian, speech language pathologist and/or X-ray technician.
How to access this service
A referral is required from a health-care provider, such as your family doctor, emergency physician, or a nurse practitioner. See referrals.
When your appointment is scheduled, our office will send a letter or reach out via telephone.
Where are we
Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre
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.
Traveling clinics occur quarterly or semi-annually at sites throughout our province, including: Burin, Grand Falls-Windsor, Corner Brook, St. Anthony and Labrador.
How to reach us