Welcome to good care at HUH Head and Neck Center

HUH Head and Neck Center is a nationally important centre for diseases in the head and neck area. The Head and Neck Center provides treatment to patients in the specialities of dental, oral and maxillofacial diseases, ear, nose and throat diseases, neurosurgery, neurology and eye diseases. All our specialities provide 24-hour emergency services.   
We represent top-notch expertise at the university hospital level, with related regional and national obligations for demanding specialised medical care. At the same time, we are a hospital that provides specialised medical care in the Helsinki metropolitan area and also treats the most common diseases in our speciality. We perform about 19,000 surgical operations every year. As a hospital organising teaching and research, we are in the forefront of the development of medicine. Consequently, we also network and cooperate actively at international level. We monitor the quality of the treatment and care we provide and our results are good. The accessibility of treatment is within the time limits required by law.
The patient and the referring physician may agree to choose HUH Head and Neck Center as the operational unit providing municipal specialised medical care.      
Examples of the extensive range of services provided by the Head and Neck Center:
HUH Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases

  • Surgery to improve hearing, including implants in the inner and middle ear
  • Surgery for chronic ear infection
  • Surgery for tumours in the ear and base of skull
  • Paranasal sinus surgery, including balloon angioplasty
  • Surgery to reshape the nasal septum and external nose
  • Surgical treatment of tumours in the head and neck
  • Treatment for children’s ear, nose and throat diseases
  • Laryngology – vocal cord nodules and functional voice disorders
  • Phoniatrics – voice problems and delays in speech development
  • Challenging hearing rehabilitation
  • Tinnitus
  • Examination and treatment of patients with vertigo (ear-related)  

HUH Eye Diseases

  • Cataract surgery
  • Vitreoretinal surgery
  • Corneal transplants (including partial transplants) and corneal collagen crosslinking
  • Surgical treatment of glaucoma and red wavelength laser treatment of the ciliary body, a method developed at HUH Eye Diseases. Thanks to the laser treatment, having to remove an eye due to blindness and pain caused by high eye pressure is very exceptional today.
  • Oculoplastic surgery
  • The Outpatient Clinic for Hereditary Eye Diseases, with a world-famous research group studying hereditary hearing and vision impairment.
  • Diabetes and Vascular Obstruction Outpatient Clinic
  • Treatment of retinal degeneration, in which HUH Eye Diseases is a pioneer of introduction and implementation of new treatments.
  • HUH Eye Diseases has the most extensive expertise in treating children’s eye diseases, strabismus, neuro-ophthalmology, ocular oncology, inflammatory eye diseases and other diseases on the surface of the eye.
  • Eyeground (fundus) examinations and treatment for premature babies

HUH Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases

  • Surgery for tumours in the mouth and jaw area and reconstructive surgery
  • Jaw joint replacement surgery.
  • Surgery for jaw growth disorders and jaw repositioning
  • Surgery and treatment of fractures in the jaw and face
  • Facial and jaw surgery with help of 3D design
  • Corrections of the alveolar bones and bite and related dental implant treatment      
  • Dental rehabilitation for patients with severe general illnesses