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Ilkka Heiskanen

M.D., Surgical Gastroenterology Specialist in Endocrine Surgery

Surgical Gastroenterology Specialist Ilkka Heiskanen was inspired by the opportunity provided by Helsinki Hospital to innovate among highly regarded colleagues. He mentions the smoothness of routines in particular; the hospital’s efficient and patient-focused operating model appealed to him.

Another key value is the enthusiasm of the staff.

His greatest strength and interest as a practicing physician lies in surgery.

"The most interesting aspect of my work is making individual surgical and treatment decisions based on the latest knowledge and technology, such as laparoscopic surgery," Heiskanen says.

Heiskanen entered the medical profession as a result of a choice he made in high school.

"I was presented with several interesting options in high school: in addition to medicine, I developed an interest in mathematics and commercial subjects. However, in the end medicine seemed the best fit for me."

Heiskanen chose his specialization during his initial courses. He emphasizes the importance of the Senior Consultant and other colleagues at Helsinki University Hospital during his first internship.

"They were first-class experts, both in their own work and as teachers," he recalls.



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. 


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