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Maija Kolehmainen

M.D., Plastic Surgeon

Maija Kolehmainen is a plastic surgeon who specializes in breast surgery and surgery in the pelvic and genital areas. Plastic surgery is still often associated with esthetic surgery, even though most plastic surgeons perform reconstructive surgery.

“For me personally, the treatment of illnesses is more interesting and rewarding than esthetic surgery, which is also interesting but a completely different profession in my opinion. I prefer treating illnesses,” she saysKolehmainen says that working at Helsinki Hospital is very motivating, mainly because it is a doctor-led hospital. For its part, the hospital also supplements public healthcare.

“It is motivating to think that I can participate in the development of these services. Usually it’s not possible for us doctors to participate in designing hospitals – we have to be able to work in any conditions,” says Kolehmainen.

“Currently, the level of care received at a university hospital is not available to all Finns, due to regional and other reasons. We offer an option.”

A private hospital specializing in demanding surgical operations is innovative in more ways than one.

“In many industries, production is being transferred to lower-cost countries. When we are considering possible export products from Finland, we should expand our thinking into new areas. We could export high-end medical expertise, as well as expertise in many other fields,” Kolehmainen says.


Maija Kolehmainen

  • Licentiate of Medicine 1993; General Surgeon 2000, Plastic Surgeon 2004 (University of Helsinki)
  • Specializes in: reconstructive surgery (the breasts and the pelvic and genital areas)
  • Main professional experience: Assistant Physician in Surgery 1994–2000, Doctor in Training (Plastic Surgery) 2001–2004 HUCH; Acting Chief of Plastic Surgery 2004–2005 HUS Peijas; Acting Plastic Surgeon/Senior Physician since 2005 HUCH Töölö
  • Memberships: Finnish Medical Association; Finnish Surgical Society; Breast Surgery Section of the Finnish Surgical Society; Chirurgi Plastici Fenniae – Finnish Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons; Duodecim; Finska Läkaresällskapet; Finnish Breast Cancer Association; Pyrenean Lodge in Plastic Surgery



Helsinki Hospital is located on Bulevardi, and it is easy to reach by public transport. From the center 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 nearby, on 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 pay-to-park car parks in the vicinity, for example Q-Park Iso Erottaja, Yrjönkatu 8. 


Address: Bulevardi 22, 00120 Helsinki 

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