Day Surgery Unit

Street address
Children's Hospital
Stenbäckinkatu 11, Helsinki

Postal address
P.O. Box 281, FIN-00029 HUS

Contact information
Office: 09 471 74716
Mon-Wed 9-10 and 13-14, Thu-Fri 9-10 and 13-14

Fax:  471 74710

Nurse manager: Heli Järvelä 050 427 0306
Ward secretary: 09 471 74716

Opening hours: weekdays from 7.30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Typical problems treated/procedures in the Day Surgery Unit are:

  • Inguinal and umbilical hernias, hydroceles
  • Phimosis
  • Undescended testicles
  • Gastrointestinal endoscopy, bronchoscopy, cytoscopy
  • Removal of skin changes 
  • Removal of metal rods, screws and plates placed to support the bones
  • Cast applications and dressing changes in general anesthesia


One parent (chaperon) can stay with the child until he or she falls asleep and may return soon after recovery. Patients are invited to arrive approximately an hour prior to the administration of the general anesthetic and are discharged 2 to 4 hours after the operation, depending on the patient's condition.

Initial appointments with surgeons to assess the need for an operation and to schedule an operation date are held in the Day Surgery Unit.