Day case surgery home the same day
The day case surgery in Vaasa Central Hospital was established on 4 January 1993. On 5 February 1996 the operations moved into the renovated facilities in A2. After this we have operated every year more and a wider variety of patients. Our Day Surgery Unit has two operating theatres, a small recovery ward, and a room where the patients can rest after their surgery. A new Day Surgery Unit is being built, and it should be completed in 2013.
Currently, nearly half of all the operations performed in Vaasa Central Hospital are day cases. Our goal is to do 70 % of the hospitals operations as day cases when the new department is finished.
Head physician Tuula Vuorialho and ward manager Terhi Venäläinen are responsible of the contents of these pages in collaboration with surgeons of the different specialties.
Following the links on the left you will get additional information on preparing yourself for surgery, on the most common operations, on the day of an adult and a child patient, and on anaesthesia (general or local anaesthesia). The pages will also provide information on the time after surgery at home.
If you have questions about the procedure, its schedule or necessity, please contact the outpatient clicinc nurse who is responsible for :
Gynaecology: contact information Gynaecologic Outpatient Clinic
Orthopaedics: contact information Surgery
Gastroenterological surgery / General surgery: contact information Surgery
Urology: contact information Surgery
Vascular surgery: contact information Surgery
Ear, nose, and throat surgery: contact information Ear-, Nose-, and Throat Diseases
Paediatric surgery (childrens surgery): contact information Paediatric Outpatient Clinic
Mouth and jaw surgery: contact information Dental and Oral Diseases Outpatient Clinic
If you have questions about preparing yourself for the operation or your operability (whether you are fit for the operation or not) contact the preoperative nurse (06) 323 4481 or (06) 323 4486
Updated 30.9.2011 / N. Hakala