New Therapeutic Methods, Better Results Neurosurgery is one of the most rapidly developing medical fields.

New therapeutic methods are constantly providing better results. The major advances in neurosurgery in recent decades have occurred in the field of microsurgery, and include significant developments in medical imaging and improvements in intensive care.

Research conducted by Finnish neurosurgeons has focused in particular on brain tumours, brain injuries and deep brain stimulation (DBS).

Neurosurgery in Finland

In Finland demanding neurosurgery is performed at university hospitals with high-quality equipment, and doctors have the possibility to collaborate with colleagues working in other medical units (neuroanaesthesia, neuroradiology, neuropathology, neurology, child neurology, neurophysiology, neuro-ophthalmology).

Research conducted by Finnish neurosurgeons has focused in particular on brain tumours, brain injuries and deep brain stimulation (DBS). Patients suffering from epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and even severe obsessive-compulsive disorder have been helped with the aid of neurosurgery in which electrodes are placed on the surface of the brain in order to affect a particular area. This treatment has reduced brain-related symptoms and significantly improved the functional capacity of patients. In many cases, epileptic seizures and the tremor experienced in Parkinson’s disease have been radically decreased.

The most frequent types of disease encountered in neurosurgery are:

Tumours within the skull

Brain injuries

Cerebral vascular diseases

Tumours and compressions of the vertebral canal

Interference in brain circulation

Severe pain conditions

Movement disorders


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Partnering with Helsinki University Hospital

Helsinki University Hospital

As a partner of Helsinki University Hospital, the Helena Medical Group includes a neurosurgery clinic that is internationally renowned for its superior expertise in all areas of neurosurgery. The clinic is considered to be one of Europe’s leading centres for the treatment of cerebrovascular diseases and severe brain tumours.

The unit performs cerebral bypass surgery for the whole of Finland and for international patients. It is also noteworthy that every year 100-200 neurosurgeons from overseas visit HUS to learn about the latest surgical methods in microneurosurgery.

One of the important branches of neurosurgery is that of cervical and lumbar diseases, the most common of which are intervertebral disc problems and nerve cramps. Using an endoscopic technique, operations are conducted within a framework of one-day surgery.


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Dr Yuri Kivelev Consultant to Helena Medical Group

One of the consultants employed by the Helena Medical Group is the neurosurgeon Yuri Kivelev. As a specialist in microneurosurgery, Dr Kivelev possesses a doctoral degree in Neurosurgery, and provides spinal and cerebral tumour surgery and cerebral bypass surgery.


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