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Specialty services in surgery

  • Service
  • 24 municipalities
  • Public service

In HUS, surgical procedures are performed in most of the hospitals in the hospital district. Hospitals in the Helsinki University Hospital Area in Helsinki, Espoo (Jorvi Hospital) and Vantaa (Peijas Hospital) are primarily responsible for the treatment of patients in their area, but also for demanding specialized level surgery in the HUS Specific Catchment Area (Uusimaa region, hospital districts of Kymenlaakso and South Karelia) as well as for certain national obligations, such as organ transplantation, arrhythmia surgery, treatment of severe burns and cleft lip and palates.

Surgery is one of the large areas in medicine. It is divided into the following specialties:

  • Gastrointestinal surgery (abdominal surgery)
  • Transplantation surgery
  • Hand surgery
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics and traumatology
  • Plastic surgery - oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Thorax surgery
  • Urology
  • Vascular surgery
  • General surgery

In addition, surgical procedures are carried out in the treatment of ear, nose and throat diseases, eye diseases and gynecological diseases, as well as in connection with childbirths.

Treatment at our unit requires a physician’s referral.

To whom and on what terms

A fee is charged for the service.

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
Available languagesEnglish, Swedish, Finnish
Text edited by: Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District
Updated: 12/1/2022