Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery of KUH Neuro Center solely provides acute and elective neurosurgical services for our catchment population in Middle and Eastern Finland. We perform annually about 2,200 neurosurgical operations, in virtually all areas of modern neurosurgery, and about 4,000 referred patients are examined at our Outpatient Clinic. Our aim is to conduct the outpatient clinic visits and surgeries without delay.

In many cases, we discuss non-emergency treatments of neurological conditions in treatment groups that comprise experts from a range of specialities.

  • CyberKnife Group – precision radiotherapy for central nervous system targets
  • DBS Group – deep brain stimulation for movement disorders
  • Neuro-Oncology Group of the Eastern Finland – tumours of the central nervous system
  • Neurovascular Group – diseases of blood vessels of the central nervous system
  • NPH Group – hydrocephalus and dementia
  • Pain Group – neuromodulation therapy for chronic pain
  • Pons Group – acoustic neurinomas and other tumors of the posterior fossa
  • Sella Group – tumours of the pituitary gland region and anterior skull base
  • Spine Group – neurological diseases of the spine

Appointments at the Neurosurgery Outpatient Clinic are given based on the urgency and special requirements of the treatment. The Neurosurgery Ward has 27 beds for adults, and the Paediatric Ward two beds for children. Patients are invited to the ward on the day preceding the operation or examination, or on the morning of that day. In most cases, the duration of treatment is less than four days. If necessary, further treatment is provided at the patient's local hospital.

Contact Information

Neurosurgery Outpatient Clinic B3251
Puijo Hospital, Building 1, Corridor S, Floor 5
Kuopio, Finland
Mon–Fri 7 a.m.–3 p.m.

Docent Sakari Savolainen, Head of Outpatient Clinic
tel. (+358) 44 717 2317

Outpatient Clinic Secretary and Personnel
tel. (+358) 17 172 632
Mon & Wed 1 p.m.–2 p.m., Tue, Thu & Fri 8.30 a.m.–9.30 a.m.
fax (+358) 17 172 628

Neurosurgery Inpatient Ward B2251, Puijo Hospital, Building 1, Corridor K, Floor 5
Nurses
tel. (+358) 17 172 318
Ward Secretary
tel. (+358) 17 172 317
Head Nurse
tel. (+358) 44 717 2321
Docent Timo Koivisto, Chief Physician (Administration)
tel. (+358) 44 717 2319

Administration

Professor Juha E Jääskeläinen, Chief Physician
tel. (+358) 44 717 4660
juha.e.jaaskelainen(at)kuh.fi

Mrs. Seija Kasanen, Secretary
tel. (+358) 44 711 3384

firstname.lastname@kuh.fi
(We don't discuss patient matters via e-mail.)