​Neurosurgery in the HUS area has been concentrated in the Department of Neurosurgery at Töölö Hospital. The department treats all neurosurgical patients in the HUS area as well as in the hospital districts of Kymenlaakso and South Karelia and Päijät-Häme will join in 2017. Cerebral bypass surgery from all of Finland has been concentrated in this department and also patients with brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations or complex tumours in the base of skull are sent to the department for treatment from other parts of Finland and abroad. More than 3,500 surgical operations will be performed yearly, and the number will be close to 4,000 when Päijät-Häme is included.
Surgery for epilepsy at the national level has been concentrated at HUH and Kuopio University Hospital. The Department of Neurosurgery has strong expertise in pediatric neurosurgery and indeed operates the only 24-hour neurosurgical emergency clinic for children in Finland.
Department of Neurosurgery is internationally renowned for its expertise in all areas of neurosurgical treatment. The department is regarded as the leading European centre for microneurosurgical treatment of blood vessels in the brain, and it also ranks as one of the best units worldwide.
The Department of Neurosurgery is one of the largest units in the world as regards to the number of operations for cerebrovascular disorders as well as moderate and severe brain injuries. More than 3,000 patients are treated yearly. Every year,
100–200 foreign neurosurgeons visit Helsinki in order to learn the most recent methods in microneurosurgery.
Chief Physician Mika Niemelä, tel. 050 427 0387
Head Nurse Ritva Salmenperä, tel. 09 471 87242
More information about neurosurgery