Gastrointestinal surgery patients or gastroenterological patients are treated on two wards. One of the wards operates in joint facilities with urology, and the nursing staff are trained in both specialities. Some of the patients only arrive at the hospital in the morning on the day when surgery takes place.
Ward 2205 concentrates on gastrointestinal emergency surgery. As approximately 60 percent of gastrointestinal surgery patients are admitted to hospital via the Emergency Department, gastric surgery is available 24 hours a day.
The most common operations include abdominal hernia surgery, gall bladder and appendix removals, and colorectal surgery. In addition, the ward performs abdominal organ and intestinal cancer operations, bariatric surgery, and other endoscopic surgery.
The staff is trained in the use of modern treatment devices and methods. A nurse trained in stomas guides and advises patients with a bowel stoma. Professionals and students from other fields also take part in the treatment. Medical research into the treatment of abdominal pain, and obesity, for example, is conducted at the Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery.