Surgeries

More than 21,000 surgical operations are performed every year at Kuopio University Hospital. In most cases, the doctor assesses the most suitable time for the surgery and an appointment is booked. Approximately one-fifth of the operations are emergency surgeries. The need and time for emergency surgery is always decided individually.

Operations in all the medical speciality fields are performed at the Kaari Hospital. The hospital has a 24-hour Emergency Department.

Operations performed every year

  • 6,000 corrective surgeries for diseases and musculoskeletal system injuries
  • 2,000 central nervous system surgeries
  • 1,700 cataract surgeries
  • 1,000 skin surgeries
  • 1,000 alimentary tract surgeries, and
  • 700 cardiac operations