Most of our patients are admitted for scheduled operations. We treat patients requiring specialised gynaecological treatment. Our specialties include severe endometriosis and prolapse and cancer surgery.
The emergency clinic outside office hours is operated in our ward on weekdays from 3:30 pm to 07:15 am and on weekends and public holidays 24 hours a day. Emergency patients are admitted via health centres, joint emergency services and other operational branches by
referral. We treat emergencies related to early
pregnancy complications until pregnancy week 19. When the pregnancy progresses
beyond the 20th week, the patient is treated at the obstetric emergency
appointments and hospital stays are subject to a daily inpatient
fee, a clinic fee, a day surgical fee or a continuing treatment fee, depending
on the form of treatment. See
1 pm to 7 pm every day. Other hours by
separate agreement, e.g. visitors for emergency patients.
A sex therapist and a stoma nurse work in our ward. You can visit them during your hospital stay or in a separate visit.
Our ward is the only unit that treats male infertility surgically in Finland.
The patient rooms are primarily two person rooms. Every room has a TV, lockers, a toilet and a washing room.
In addition, the ward had three single rooms for patients requiring isolated treatment.
Good to know
Most common gynaecological operations are
- hysterectomy (removal of the uterus)
- prolapse surgery
- procedures of alterations of the uterus and ovaries
- urinary leakage procedures
These are procedures that require rehabilitation at home after a short hospital stay. When you are given an appointment to an operation, you will receive written instructions on how to prepare for the operation and a notice about the operation.
You will be admitted in the morning of the operation day. The nurse of the ward will call you during the preceding week and will assess your condition and possible medications, the process of your oncoming operation and follow-up and will estimate your time of discharge. You can ask questions and discuss issues you deem important during that phone call.
The more demanding procedures include extensive endometriosis and cancer operations, which usually entail a hospital stay of several days. A gastrointestinal surgeon can participate in operations in addition to gynaecologists. Some of the cancer operations are carried out in a new robotic assisted operating technique.
People in charge:
Head of department, Pia Heinonen, MD (gynaecological treatment)
Head of department, docent Sakari Hietanen (gynaecological cancer treatment)
Head nurse Piritta Hornaeus, tel. 02 313 1309
Assistant head nurse Maria Lundenius, tel. 02 313 1338
We are a part of the Tyks operational division of
the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.