Pediatric surgery

At our hospital, we offer you the services of pediatric surgeons and orthopaedists as well as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist.

For each procedure, preparations are made not only by the surgeon him- or herself but also by a physician who specialises in anaesthesia and pain relief (i.e. an anaesthesiologist) and a team of nurses. We carefully assess the child’s general physical condition as well as any individual risk factors. Learn more about the preparations for surgical procedures here.

The following conditions can be treated with surgery, when necessary:

  • ear, throat and nose infections (grommet insertion, tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy) 
  • umbilical or abdominal hernia
  • undescended testicles 
  • hydrocele
  • inguinal hernia 
  • tight foreskin (phimosis)

We also perform gastroscopies on children.

The procedures are performed under general anaesthesia. In most cases, the child can be discharged from care the same day. You will be given detailed home care instructions, and if necessary, we will also book in follow-up appointments.



You can make an appointment with a paediatrician online or by calling 09 7750 800.


Please bring information about the child’s insurance and about any examinations he or she has had elsewhere.


If your child is referred for surgery, you can make an appointment for the procedure directly with the surgeon or by calling the hospital on 09 7750 8180. Before you come to the hospital, please make sure that you have an approved promissory note from your insurance company. You can schedule an appointment even if you do not yet have a promissory note. 


Please read the hospital admission information and fill in the patient information form.


A total cost estimate is made during an appointment with the specialist who performs the procedure. The final price is determined by the materials and implants used, the duration and difficulty of the procedure, the need for additional examinations and the length of the hospital stay. After the surgeon’s appointment, Diacor will submit the necessary payment requests to your insurance company or employer. Diacor’s hospital has built up long-term partnerships with several insurance companies.

The Social Insurance Institution (Kela) can reimburse part of the surgeon’s and anaesthesiologist's fees. The size of the reimbursement is determined by the standard rate which has been set by the Social Insurance Institution for the relevant procedure code. In practice, the reimbursement does not cover the full cost of the procedure.

We have built up long-term partnerships with several insurance companies. Learn more about our insurance agreements


With a Diacor Hoitotili (Diacor Healthcare Account), you get opportunities for flexible payment. If you wish, you can pay your bill in instalments.

Medical centres


Porkkalankatu 22 C, 1st floor
00180 Helsinki

Operating days are from Monday to Friday


Johtimo Nina

Pediatric Surgeon

Lic. Med., Specialist in Pediatric Surgery. Children's injuries, stress injuries, malalignments, pain. Hernias, enuresis, testicular disorders, foreskin disorders, back pain, stomach disorders, small skin change removals, children's surgical procedures, wedge resections. Children's acute disorders from ear infections to breathing disorders