M.D., Ph.D., Neurosurgeon
Jussi Antinheimo is a neurosurgeon who specializes in spinal surgery. In particular, he specializes in demanding spinal surgery, such as minimally invasive lumbar spinal fusion. He says that the doctor-led, lean organization makes Helsinki Hospital first and foremost a place where patients can receive treatment as flexibly and efficiently as possible.
‘The team includes really great professionals, which is very inspiring. I’ve been working with Esa-Pekka Pälvimäki, Juha Pohjola and Jari Siironen in the field of spinal surgery for a long time. I immensely enjoy being a member of such an efficient and functional team,’ Jussi Antinheimo says.
He became interested in medicine while he was in upper secondary school. The decision to specialize in surgery developed gradually during his studies, but the choice was actually very logical for him.
‘I like to concretely see the result of my work. Being a surgeon is a great job; it’s about as concrete as a job can get. I became interested in neurosurgery during my studies, once I realized what a rapidly advancing field of medicine it was.’
The rapid development is also challenging for the professionals of the field. They must keep up to date. Continuous studying is part of the job.
‘It is essential to read a lot and go to conferences, but the work itself also teaches a great deal. Seeing and treating a lot of patients is the best way to learn.’
‘It may sound naive, but content patients are the best part of my job. For example, a patient who had difficult symptoms and restricted mobility comes to the outpatient clinic after the post-surgery follow-up check and jumps up and walks when his name is called. Seeing that feels pretty good.’
Helsinki Hospital is located on Bulevardi, and it is easy to reach by public transport. From the centre of Helsinki, trams 6 and 3 stop on Bulevardi. Get off on Bulevardi, at the Fredrikinkatu stop, which is right in front of the hospital. Buses 14 and 18 arrive at the nearby Albertinkatu. Get off at the Iso Roobertinkatu stop. If you are arriving by taxi, the main entrance is located on Bulevardi.
If you are arriving by car, you can park on Bulevardi, Fredrikinkatu, Annankatu or in the vicinity. Parking is subject to a fee. The closest parking area is Autopark Bulevardi. The address for GPS navigators is: Bulevardi 23–27, Helsinki There are also paid car parks in the vicinity, for example Q-Park Iso Erottaja, Yrjönkatu 8.
Address: Bulevardi 22, 00120 Helsinki
Phone: 09 417 00100
E-mail: info (at) helsinkihospital.com