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Gynecology is a medical specialty focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of women’s health conditions, specifically those affecting the female reproductive organs.
Eastern Health provides care for a wide range of gynecological health issues, from routine screening and contraception management to more complex concerns and conditions.
Gynecologic problems may include:
  • ovarian cysts;
  • uterine fibroids; 
  • urinary incontinence;
  • pelvic floor disorders; 
  • pelvic pain;
  • sexual dysfunction;
  • gynecologic cancers; and 
  • other conditions.  
Services are provided on both an inpatient and outpatient basis, depending on the treatment required. 
Gynecology services are provided at four sites:
Seeing a gynecologist
A gynecologist is a specialist physician. Patients require a referral from their family doctor to see a gynecologist. Appointments are made by the gynecologist office once a referral has been received. Patients who have seen a gynecologist in the past, but it has been greater than one year, must go to their family doctor for a new referral. 
Contact Us - Gynecology units (inpatient): 
Health Sciences Centre
St. John's, NL
Telephone: (709) 777-6300 (switchboard) 
Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre
Burin, NL
Telephone: (709) 891-3420
Carbonear General Hospital
Carbonear, NL
Telephone: (709) 945-5164
Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital
Clarenville, NL
Telephone: (709) 466-5288
Gynecological Surgery 
At the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre, the Perioperative Division of the Children’s and Women’s Health Program provides surgical services for both pediatric and gynecology patients.
Women’s health services include:
  • Surgical Day Care Unit: where gynecological patients are provided preoperative and post-operative care for day surgeries.
  • Operating rooms where elective gynecological surgeries are performed.
  • The Post Anesthetic Care Unit: which provides recovery to women who have had a gynecological surgery.
Regional sites, including Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre, Carbonear General Hospital and the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, each have operating suites that are used for gynecological surgeries and caesarean section births.   
Contact Us - Surgery
Perioperative Department
Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre
Telephone: (709) 777-4137 


Updated Jan 3, 2018