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Gastrointestinal surgery

Gastrointestinal surgery

High-quality treatment for gastrointestinal diseases

Do you have symptoms or have you been diagnosed with a gastrointestinal disease? Do you want certainty of your disease and a high standard of care?

We offer high-quality services for the surgical treatment of the stomach, liver, pancreas, gall bladder and the bile ducts and diseases of the anus, colon and rectum. We evaluate and discuss our cases in multidisciplinary treatment groups consisting of specialists from different fields. This assures you the best individualised treatment.

 

 

 

 

Gastrointestinal surgery

Gastrointestinal surgery includes the surgical treatment of the stomach, liver, pancreas, gall bladder and the bile ducts and diseases of the anus, colon and rectum. We treat, for example, cancer, inflammatory bowel diseases, pelvic organ disorders and defecation problems, pain etc. The most common gastrointestinal surgeries in our hospital are inguinal and abdominal wall hernias, cholecystectomies, appendectomies and colorectal surgery. In addition, we do abdominal and intestinal cancer surgery, bariatric surgery and other minimally invasive surgery. We also treat metastatic cancer patients, with a multidisciplinary team, including oncologists, pathologists, surgeons and radiologists. In gastrointestinal surgery, we also do medical research, for example, on abdominal pain, acute abdominal infections (acute appendicitis, acute cholecystitis in the elderly), cancer diagnostic and obesity.

We have a multidisciplinary team in gastrointestinal surgery to ensure the best result. Our nursing staff is qualified to use the latest technologies and methods. The DaVinci Xi surgical robot of the latest technology allows more demanding surgeries with a shorter recovery time. The functional multidisciplinary cooperation and latest technologies ensure that you receive individual, high-quality treatment best suited for your needs.

Fagerström Anne

MD, Specialist

Head of Department
Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Operative Center
Kuopio University Hospital
Gastrointestinal surgery
Colorectal surgery

Laine Samipetteri

MD, Specialist

Colorectal surgeon
Gastrointestinal surgeon
Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Kuopio University Hospital
Gastrointestinal surgery
Colorectal surgery

Rantanen Tuomo

Professor, MD, PhD

Chief Physician
Gastrointestinal surgeon
Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Operative Center
Kuopio University Hospital
Gastrointestinal surgery
Colorectal surgery

Siinor Piret

MD, Specialist

Colorectal surgeon
Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Operative Center
Kuopio University Hospital
Gastrointestinal surgery
Colorectal surgery

Colorectal surgery

Colorectal surgery refers to the surgical treatment of diseases of the colon and rectum. The majority of colorectal surgery is cancer treatment, but other diseases are treated as well, such as inflammatory bowel diseases, diverticulitis, rectal and pelvic organ prolapses. Colorectal cancers are very common cancers (2 nd female, 3 rd male in Finland 2014, > 3000 patient/year). Our hospital provides individual, first-class treatment for them. For example, we have a multidisciplinary treatment path for rectal cancer: in the diagnostic phase of treatment, we use intestinal endoscopy, CT, MRI and PET scanning; the evaluation of optimal treatment will be done in a multidisciplinary team that includes, as appropriate, specialists in colorectal surgery, oncology, pathology, radiology, gynecology and urology; preoperative cancer treatments are mapped and implemented as multidisciplinary cooperation; high-quality surgery is also possible with robot-assisted, minimally invasive surgery, and post-operative cancer treatments and follow-ups ensure the best possible treatment.

We do full and partial, minimally invasive colectomies as routine procedures in colitis-related surgery. Our hospital was the first to perform minimally invasive, robot-assisted ileal pouch- anal anastomosis (IPAA) in the Nordic countries. We also do rectal and pelvic organ prolapse surgeries in the pelvic floor unit with gynecologists. In our pelvic floor unit we have specialists in colorectal surgery, urologic gynecology, prolapse gynecology, radiology, urotherapy and physiotherapy. The effective collaboration between different specialities offers patients the best available treatment.

Fagerström Anne

MD, Specialist

Head of Department
Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Operative Center
Kuopio University Hospital
Gastrointestinal surgery
Colorectal surgery

Laine Samipetteri

MD, Specialist

Colorectal surgeon
Gastrointestinal surgeon
Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Kuopio University Hospital
Gastrointestinal surgery
Colorectal surgery

Rantanen Tuomo

Professor, MD, PhD

Chief Physician
Gastrointestinal surgeon
Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Operative Center
Kuopio University Hospital
Gastrointestinal surgery
Colorectal surgery

Siinor Piret

MD, Specialist

Colorectal surgeon
Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Operative Center
Kuopio University Hospital
Gastrointestinal surgery
Colorectal surgery