Medical treatment in Finland

The methods for diagnosis and treatment of diseases are highly advanced in Finland and as a patient, you will be treated utilizing the newest technologies and research available. Through Xclusive Finland services, you will be treated by a leading team of specialists.

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Ophthalmology

Oncology

Cardiology

Neurology and Epilepsy

Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Urology

Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology is the study and treatment of disorders of the eyeball and orbit. Common ophthalmological conditions include Retinal Disease, Glaucoma, age-related Macular degeneration, Retinopathy, Cataract, and Diabetic Retinopathy. A typical ophthalmological symptom is blurred vision, but symptoms can vary significantly.

Ophthalmological treatments through Xclusive Finland

CATARACT ­– Surgery with top-quality dissecting microscopes. Same-day discharge.

DIABETIC RETINOPATHY – Diagnosis utilizing the most advanced imaging technology. Treatment with the latest laser technology and intraocular injection. Follow up with the endocrinologist.

AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION, AMD – Intraocular injection treatments by retinal specialists. Diagnosis and follow-up care utilizing advanced imaging technology such as OCT light layer imaging.

RETINAL DISEASE ­– Vitreous cleaning surgery performed by an ophthalmic surgeon utilizing modern technology and top-quality dissecting microscopes.

NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY – Treatment with the latest laser technology and surgery if required. Diagnosis and treatment performed by a multi-specialist team of radiologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, and internal medicine physicians. Radiography imaging examinations of the fundus, visual field examinations, OCT, CT, and MRI.

 

Did you know?

The current chairman of the European Association for Vision and Eye Research the Finnish doctor Kai Kaarniranta. EVER is an International non-profit association and the leading ophthalmological research association in Europe which covers all areas of ophthalmology and the visual sciences.



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Oncology

Oncology is the study and treatment of cancer diseases. The field of oncology has three major areas that are medical, surgical and radiation. Cancer can have various symptoms or be symptomless for a long time with only general tiredness and weight loss symptoms. The symptoms, types, and treatments for different types of cancer diseases can vary significantly. Finland’s cancer treatment outcomes rate among the best in global reviews.

Oncological treatments through Xclusive Finland

BREAST CANCER – Different kinds of treatment methods by combining multidisciplinary teams where a plastic surgeon is responsible for surgery. In surgical treatment, the CyberKnife technology can be used.

CUTANEOUS MELANOMA – CyberKnife surgery, medication, and sentinel lymph node biopsy to examine the spread of melanoma.

DIAGNOSIS – A multi-specialist team of different types of cancers.

 

Did you know?

In Finland, we’ve had a pink ribbon – charity collection every year since 2003. Each year a famous Finnish celebrity designs a ribbon that is sold, and all the funds raised go to support cancer research and more specifically breast cancer research.



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Cardiology

Cardiology is the study and treatment of disorders of the heart and the blood vessels. Common cardiovascular conditions are coronary artery disease, arrhythmia, and heart failure. Typical cardiovascular symptoms are chest pain, rapid pulse, unusual shortness of breath, and a sudden decline in performance.

Cardiological treatments through Xclusive Finland

CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE ­– Bypass surgery and balloon angioplasty.

ARRHYTHMIAS – ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) and catheter ablation treatment by electro-anatomic and magnetic navigation treatment.

VALVE DISEASE – Heart surgery, replacement with prosthetic valve therapy by open-heart surgery or minimally invasive heart surgery.

VASCULAR SURGERY ­– Surgery, angioplasty and vascular stenting by a combination of different techniques and technologies to avoid skin incision.



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Neurology and Epilepsy

Neurology is the study and treatment of disorders of the nervous system including brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and muscular diseases. Common neurological conditions are epilepsy, stroke, headaches, dementia, seizures, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s disease, Tourette’s syndrome, head trauma, and tumors in the nervous system. Typical neurological symptoms are headaches, muscle weakness, numbness, and dizziness.

Neurological treatments through Xclusive Finland

EPILEPSY – Intracranial EEG registrations, epilepsy surgery and stimulation therapy with a team of different field specialists.

CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM AND POSTERIOR TUMORS – CyberKnife system, microsurgery, radiotherapy or stereotactic radiotherapy and targeted cancer therapy administered by a multi-specialist team.

INTRACTABLE DISORDERS OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM, CHRONIC PAIN, MOVEMENT DISORDERS AND SPASTICITY – Neuromodulation by programmable stimulators and drug infusion by programmable pumps placed under the skin.

SPINAL NERVE ROOT OR SPINAL CORD ENTRAPMENT – Microsurgical release based on MR imaging.



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Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Orthopaedics is the study and treatment of skeletal deformities and disorders of the musculoskeletal system that includes bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves, and tendons. Orthopaedical conditions and symptoms vary significantly but typically patients suffer from pain that causes discomfort and limits movement in daily activities.

Orthopaedical treatments through Xclusive Finland

OSTEOARTHRITIS­ – Non-surgical or minor surgical treatment before arthroplasty based on clinical, laboratory and radiological examinations. Arthroplasty surgery with a multi-professional team for more advanced osteoarthritis conditions especially of hip and knee joint.

JOINT REPLACEMENTS – Surgery performed by a multi-professional team using high-quality artificial joints.

EFFICIENT WESTERN MEDICINE BASED ORTHOPAEDIC, TRAUMATOLOGY AND HAND SURGERY EXAMINATION AND TREATMENT ­­– The patient treatment path is always focused on a combination of treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention. It is also based on modern research aimed at the use of non-surgical options if the patient’s diagnosis allows it.

 

Did you know?

The first imaging scanner that could take images while the patient is standing was invented in 2014 by the collaborative efforts of Finnish University hospitals and Planmed. Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) produces accurate cross-sectional and 3D images with low radiation exposure and makes it possible to see the joints under strain.



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Urology

Urology is the study and treatment of disorders of the urinary tract system and male reproductive organs. Common urological conditions are bladder cancer, BPH, kidney and ureteral stones, kidney cancer prostate cancer, and urinary incontinence. Urological symptoms vary but can be trouble with urinating, weak urine stream, incontinence, blood in urine, and pelvic discomfort.

Urological treatments through Xclusive Finland

KIDNEY CANCER ­– Robot-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomies with the DaVinci Xi surgical robot (Intuitive Surgical®), simple nephrectomies laparoscopically or through open surgery and minimally invasive thermal ablation of tumors. Performed by a multi-professional team including oncologists.

PROSTATE CANCER – Further examinations with skeletal mapping, magnetic imaging, CT scan or PSMA-PET-scan. Robot-assisted laparoscopic radical surgery, external CyberKnife precision radiotherapy and hormone therapy. Different kinds of slings and prosthetics are used to treat urinary incontinence after prostate procedures.

BLADDER CANCER – Surgical procedures e.g. endoscopic minimally invasive surgeries performed by a bladder specialized team.

OTHER UROLOGICAL DISEASES – Prostatic hyperplasia, kidney stones, and urinary incontinence. Prostatic hyperplasia is treated with medication and Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP). Imaging, ureteroscopy and endoscopic lithotripsy for diagnosis and treatment of kidney stones.

DIAGNOSTICS ­– By a multi-professional team in line with updated EAU guidelines.



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