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Specialty services in neurology

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Neurosurgery is the surgical treatment of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). The most common neurosurgically treated diseases are: - intracranial tumors - brain injuries - cerebrovascular disease - spinal canal tumors and stenosis - hydrocephaly - cerebrospinal fluid leak - severe pain conditions - motor disorders - epilepsy Demanding neurosurgical procedures can only be performed in university hospitals with access to high-quality intensive care and the possibility to cooperate with other medical specialties (such as neuroanesthesiology, neuroradiology, neuropathology, neurology, pediatric neurology, clinical neurophysiology, neuro-otology, and neuro-ophthalmology).

The Helsinki University Hospital’s Neurosurgery Clinic treats all neurosurgical patients in the Uusimaa region and the hospital districts of Kymenlaakso and South Karelia. Cerebral artery bypass surgeries throughout Finland have been centralized in the clinic, and difficult tumors of the cranial base and vascular malformations of the brain are also referred to the clinic from elsewhere in Finland and abroad. Treatment at our unit requires a physician’s referral.

To whom and on what terms

Treatment at our unit requires a physician’s referral

Basic information

The service is provided byHelsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District
Responsible for the serviceHelsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District
Area Askola, Espoo, Hanko, Helsinki, Hyvinkää, Ingå, Järvenpää, Karkkila, Kauniainen, Kerava, Kirkkonummi, Lapinjärvi, Lohja, Loviisa, Mäntsälä, Nurmijärvi, Pornainen, Porvoo, Raasepori, Sipoo, Siuntio, Tuusula, Vantaa, Vihti
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Text edited by: Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District
Updated: 12/1/2022