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 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Contact information

Operational division administration

Head physician
Kaarin Mäkikallio
tel. 02 313 9204

Secretary to the head of the operational division Riitta Ulén, tel. 02 313 2300

Director of nursing 
Leila Varakas 
tel. 02 313 1301

Secretary to the
director of nursing
Tiina Pohjalainen
tel. 050 406 0674

Professor Päivi Polo 
(research and education)
tel. 02 313 1305


02 313 2340

Street address

Tyks, U-Hospital, entrance A, 4th floor
Kiinamyllynkatu 4–8, Turku

Postal address

PO Box 52, 20521 Turku

 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

  • Overview
  • Scientific research

Newborn baby and the parents. 

We organise the treatment of gynaecological diseases and pregnancies in the hospital district area of Southwest Finland in co-operation with the regional hospitals. The expert responsibility area also includes the hospital districts of Satakunta, Vaasa and Åland. We can produce all treatments in the framework of the treatment guarantee, and we have also focused on treating Swedish-speaking patients.

Our specialties

We offer high-quality treatment in three sections

  • Obstetrics (Head of section, docent Eeva Ekholm)
  • Gynaecology (Head of section, Pia Heinonen LT)
  • Gynaecologic oncology (Head of section, docent Sakari Hietanen)

Over 4000 infants are born in our division, and our goal is to guide mothers individually and to focus on the family. Demanding foetal diagnostics and the treatment of high-risk pregnancies have been centralised in Tyks. Most of the outpatient visits to our division are visits to the special outpatient wards. A significant part of gynaecological operations are endoscopies or assisted by a robot, and it is possible to be discharged quite quickly after these procedures.

Our special fields of expertise in surgical treatment are:

  • treatment of gynaecological cancer
  • treatment of endometriosis
  • treatment of difficult urinary incontinence and prolapses
  • surgical treatment of difficult infertility of men (TESE)

Our outpatient clinics

Our inpatient wards

gynaecological operation.

We conduct extensive research in various fields of obstetrics and gynaecology. We also conduct lots of study on nursing work.

Our fields of research include

  • endometriosis
  • gynaecological cancer
  • HPV research
  • infertility research (including male infertility)
  • hormone replacement therapy (life quality, sleep, cognition)
  • diabetic pregnancy, toxaemia of pregnancy, nausea and vomiting in pregnancy
  • urinary incontinence and prolapses
  • nursing research (patient-centred services and the patient's resources, the staff's resources)
  • research on the service system

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