Perioperative Services

Gynecology perioperative services of the Children and Women’s Health Program provides surgical care for adult gynecology patients.

What we do

Gynecology is a medical specialty focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions affecting the internal (female) reproductive organs.

Gynecologic problems may include, but are not limited to:

  • Ovarian cysts
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pelvic floor disorders
  • Pelvic pain
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Gynecologic cancers

A gynecologist is a specialist physician who assesses and treats gynecologic problems.

Gynecological surgery

Provides surgical care/intervention for adult gynecology patients.

Services include:

  • Pre-admission clinic: where patients are seen before surgery for assessment.
  • Surgical day care unit: where gynecological patients are provided pre-operative and post-operative care for day surgeries.
  • Two operating rooms: where elective gynecological surgeries are performed.
  • Post-anesthetic care unit: provides recovery to individuals who have had a gynecological surgery.

Who we see

Services are provided to individuals of all ages.

Our team

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

  • Gynecologists
  • Surgeons
  • Nurses
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Anesthesiology assistants
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Personal care attendants
  • Physiotherapists

How to access this service

Patients require a referral from their family doctor to see a gynecologist. Once seen by a gynecologist, if surgery deemed necessary, patients will be booked into the perioperative department for their procedure.

Where we are

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

Hours of operation

Elective surgeries and procedures are scheduled Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Emergency surgeries are scheduled as needed.

Each doctor has a different day in the perioperative department; if you have questions about clinic follow-up or clinic appointments, please contact your surgeon’s office.

How to reach us

Perioperative division
Telephone: 709-777-4137

Frequently asked questions

How do I prepare for the hospital?

  • Please do not wear makeup, nail polish or artificial nails, hair extensions, contacts, hair clips, jewelry or tampons to the hospital.
  • If you are not being admitted, please ensure you have a responsible adult to take you home after your surgery and to stay with you for 24 hours.
  • For more information, please see Before, during and after your hospital stay.

Will the operating room booking office provide me with my surgery time?

  • No, your arrival time is not your procedure time; please arrive on time so we have time to prepare you for your procedure.

Why do I have to fast before my surgery?

  • An empty stomach is needed for safety reasons when using an anesthetic.
  • Please follow the fasting times provided to you; if fasting is not followed as directed it may result in a delay or possible cancellation of your procedure.
  • Please note that candy and gum are considered food.
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Last updated: 2022-06-21