Surgery Clinic of Pärnu Hospital employs qualified, motivated people, who are capable of developing and collaboration. Our objective is to be a patient-friendly and caring clinic that puts teamwork first. We collaborate with family physicians, other medical institutions, and universities. Every year our clinic enables residents to complete their specialised training and students from Tallinn and Tartu Health College can carry out their field training here. Surgery Clinic consists of 2 departments:
- surgical in-patient department
- surgical daytime in-patient ambulatory department
Surgical in-patient department consists of 4 units:
- ear, nose and throat unit;
- general and children’s surgery unit;
- orthopaedic unit,
- urology unit.
Surgical daytime in-patient ambulatory department also consists of 5 units:
- daytime surgery unit,
- surgical rooms,
- eye disease unit,
- ear, nose and throat uni;
- endoscopy unit.
All departments are furnished with contemporary technology, and their personnel are highly qualified.
Daytime treatment: Daytime treatment is a type of treatment in case of which a patient requires monitoring in the hospital bed for a certain amount of hours due to treatment or examinations but who is discharged in the evening. Daytime surgery unit has 17 beds. Patients hospitalised last year suffered from surgical diseases, internal diseases, gynaecological, orthopaedic, ear, nose and throat, and eye diseases. Surgical rooms: consultations are conducted in 6 rooms, bandaging and urology rooms are also operational, every office has a procedure room as well. Also independent consultations with nurses are conducted: bandaging, patients with a stoma and endoprosthesis counselling
Eye disease unit: There are 3 consultation offices, a room for field of vision, eye examinations, refractometry, and a laser.
Ear-nose-throat unit consists of 4 consultation offices, a procedure room, an audiometry room, and designation of hearing-aids with the nurse's independent consultation.
Endoscopy unit in Pärnu hospital is the only one in Pärnu that conducts endoscopic examinations according to the requirements, including cleaning the endoscopic device and archiving images. Pärnu Hospital is the only place in Pärnu to conduct colonoscopy, bronchoscopy, and ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) examinations.
Endoscopy (“looking inside” in Latin) is a method of looking inside the body without injuring it. Endoscopy involves:
- gastroscopy (painless examination of oesophagus, stomach and duodenum),
- bronchoscopy or examination of lungs,
- laparoscopy or internal examination of abdominal cavity
- bariatric surgery
With this method, the doctor guides a thin tube with a camera on one end and a computer on the other end to the patient's stomach through the mouth and oesophagus. The computer screen shows if something and what exactly is wrong with the stomach, oesophagus and intestinal tracts. In addition to inspection, the endoscopy device also enables to take samples, remove foreign substances, polyps and small tumours, stop bleeding, inject medicines.
The patient is not allowed to eat, drink or smoke the evening before the examination. The evening prior to the examination of intestinal tract, the patient must consume a laxative (as from 4 p.m.), which cleans the intestinal tract. Endoscopic procedure may feel uncomfortable, so the patient may be given a small amount of sedative, or some anaesthetic substance may be sprayed in the throat. According to indicators, the examinations of intestinal tract can also be conducted with general anaesthesia.