Below you will find a general survey of highly specialised treatments (in alphabetic order) at our affiliated care provider Karolinska University Hospital.

Karolinska University Hospital

Conditions

Stockholm - Medical Centre of excellence

Through our care providers, Stockholm Care offers treatment for the following conditions.
Haematological diseases (+)

This includes:
Thrombosis 
Pulmonary embolism
Myeloma

Since blood has many and complex functions, disorders can arise in the system which require different forms of treatment. Haematological diseases relate to disorders of the blood and blood producing tissues. Such diseases therefore have a profound effect on our production of blood and its components.

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Brain & nervous system (+)
The Neurosurgery Clinic at Karolinska University Hospital specialises in diseases of the brain and spinal cord. Here patients are referred for treatment of conditions that include tumours of the brain and meninges, vascular brain disorders, diseases and injuries of the spinal cord, pain conditions and head injuries as well as epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease.

The Clinic’s areas of speciality are:
The vascular section
The spinal section
Functional neurosurgery
Gamma knife surgery
Occipital surgery
Pain centre
Paediatric neurosurgery

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Cancer & tumours (+)
Karolinska University Hospital offers extensive medical care to patients with malignant tumours, blood cancer and other diseases of the blood. This is one of Europe’s leading comprehensive cancer centres.

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Cardiovascular diseases (+)
This includes:
Coronary infarct
Valvular disease
Heart failure
Angina pectoris
Congenital heart defects
Cardiac arrhythmias

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Delivery (+)

The Women´s Clinic at Danderyds Hospital have over 5,700 deliveries per year, the Clinic has one of Sweden's largest maternity wards. The gynaecology department has a special focus on endoscopic surgery, vulval disorders, pelvic surgery and urogynaecology. The Clinic works in partnership with the Women's Clinic at Karolinska University Hospital with respect to special patient groups in the areas of obstetrics and gynaecology.

High-risk delivery - Congenital hiatus hernia, children born with their bowel and other abdominal organs inside their chest cavity because of an abdominal muscle defect, are treated at the Department of Paediatric Surgery, Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital, in the Karolinska University Hospital. Today more than half the patients in the Western world are identified prenatally by ultrasound screening. The mothers should then be delivered at units where paediatric intensive care and surgery is available. The Department of Paediatric Surgery at the Karolinska University Hospital is one of Europe’s leading institutions in this field.

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Dermatological disorders (+)
This includes:
Acne
Leg ulcers
Eczema
Skin and soft tissue infections
Hair loss
Disease of the nails
Urticaria
Psoriasis
Rosacea
Pressure sores

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Ear, nose & throat disorders (+)
Common disorders both in children and adults are infections and other disorders of the upper respiratory tract. Another type of problem affecting the face, head and neck are disorders of hearing, balance and sense of smell. This also includes facial injuries, allergies and neurological problems.

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Endocrinological disorders including diabetes (+)
This includes the:
Pituitary gland
Thyroid
Parathyroid glands
Adrenals
Pancreas
Ovaries and testicles

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Eyes (+)
St. Erik’s Eye Hospital is a university hospital and one of the largest specialised ophthalmology centres in the world. The hospital offers a concentration of highly specialised surgery, research and education. St. Erik’s Eye Hospital is at the cutting edge in terms of developing and applying the latest knowledge and methods.

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Gastrointestinal disorders (+)
This includes the:
Pancreas
Gall bladder
Liver
Stomach
Oesophagus
Spleen
Bowels

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Genetic diseases (+)
Genetic diseases include hereditary conditions caused by genetic changes (mutations) in all cells of the body. Since mutations are also present in the ovaries and testicles, heredity for the disease can be transmitted to the next generation, i.e. it can be inherited. Included in genetic diseases are also conditions which, while not hereditary, are caused by genetic changes that have only arisen in certain cells or tissues of the body.

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Gynaecological & andrological disorders (+)
Gynaecology concerns the investigation and treatment of diseases of the female reproductive organs, i.e. the uterus, vagina, the external sexual organs and the ovaries. Conditions include infections and pain as well as benign and malignant tumours of these organs. Other common problems in the area of gynaecology are increased amounts of discharge, recurrent abdominal infections, burning or difficulty related to sexual intercourse. Andrology in men can be seen as the counterpart to gynaecology in women. The medical discipline of andrology relates primarily to internal medicine, urology, paediatrics, psychiatry and laboratory medicine.

Transsexual surgery, so-called sex change operations, have been performed since the 1960s at the Karolinska University Hospital which is today very prominent in this field.

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Infectious diseases (+)
Infectious diseases can be divided into:
Classical infectious diseases – such as meningitis, pneumonia, influenza, septicaemia, malaria, chicken pox, hepatitis (jaundice) and infectious bowel diseases such as salmonella.
Hospital-acquired infections – such as wound infections caused by resistant staphylococci.
Human Immune Deficiency (HIV) infections.

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Infertility (+)
The Fertility Unit at Karolinska University Hospital specializes in complex investigations and treatment of involuntary childlessness in both men and women. The most common causes of involuntary childlessness are:

In women:
Fallopian tube injuries
Ovulation disturbances
Endometriosis
Combined causes
Unexplained childlessness

In men:
Impaired spermatogenesis
Disorders of sperm transport and discharge
Inflammations and infections
Combined causes
Unexplained childlessness

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Kidneys & urinary tract diseases (+)
This includes the:
Kidneys
Prostate
Bladder
External genital organs

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Orthopaedics (+)
This includes:
Muscles and connective tissue
Bones and joints

The Orthopaedic department at Capio St. Göran’s hospital is a complete orthopaedic treatment centre. Here a large number of assessments are performed as well as surgeries for shoulder, elbow and hand injuries and for diseases and injuries affecting the hips and knees (knee arthroplasty), feet and back. Several of Capio St Göran’s orthopaedic units are leaders in their field, not only in Sweden but internationally. The hospital is a world leader in shoulder surgery.

The Stockholm Spine Centre, the largest back clinic in Sweden, has assembled a unique leading edge competence in back surgery and rehabilitation. The surgical unit with its unique combined competence in back surgery and neurosurgery works with a multiprofessional team at the Rehabilitation Unit which includes rehab physicians, physiotherapists, orthopaedic and back surgeons, psychologists, social workers as well as naprapaths and chiropractors in order to offer the best possible care to patients with back or neck problems.

The oncology section of the Karolinska University Hospital diagnoses and treats patients with primary malignant diseases of the musculoskeletal system as well as soft tissue and bone sarcoma. Sarcoma primarily metastasizes to the lungs. With modern treatment, about 70% can be cured of their malignant disease while 90% of patients are able to avoid more or less extensive amputation.

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Pain (+)
This includes:
Treatment of pain
Pain of unknown origin
Pain related to tissue injuries

Acute pain is generally treatable. Long-term pain is the largest silent disability in the population and is, depending on the cause and presentation of the pain, only partially treatable.

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Respiratory, bronchial & allergic disorders (+)
The respiratory organs include the airways, lungs, chest and parts of the nervous system.

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Trauma, plastic surgery & malformations (+)
This includes:
Facial fractures
Burns
Breast hyperplasia – heavy bosom
Pelvic injuries
Limb injuries
Malformations
Injuries to the cervical spine

Karolinska University Hospital has the largest emergency and trauma centre in Scandinavia and offers specialized services such as burn care, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation).

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