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


Stockholm - Medical centre of excellence

Through our care providers, Stockholm Care offers highly specialised treatment for several conditions. Please see some of the highlighted treatments below.

Children (+)
The Astrid Lindgren Children’s hospital, which is responsible for paediatric care within the Karolinska University Hospital, offers exclusive specialist care of international class in practically all fields of medicine. High-profile areas of paediatric care include:
Childhood epilepsy
Paediatric neurosurgery (brain tumours)
Other paediatric cancer treatment
Lip, mandible and cleft-palate surgery
Liver and kidney diseases
Neonatal care
Cystic fibrosis in children
Organ and stem cell transplantation in children

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Paediatric departments at Karolinska University Hospital »

Cochlear implants (+)
The Cochlear Implant Section at Karolinska University Hospital is a highly specialised unit responsible for investigation, surgery, adaptation and follow-up of children and adults with cochlear implants. A cochlear implant, or CI as it is often abbreviated, is an audiological aid capable of improving the hearing of many profoundly hearing impaired and deaf individuals who receive very limited benefit from ordinary hearing aids.

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Bite reconstruction/ Dental implants (Karolinska) (+)
The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Karolinska University Hospital offers broad-based competence in all types of implant treatment.
With the development of osseointegrated (bone-anchored) titanium implants, primarily through the pioneering work of Professor Per-Ingvar Brånemark, excellent treatment outcomes have been achieved in the treatment of various forms of dental loss.
In certain situations, transplantation of bone and/or soft tissue may be required to obtain stable implantation with a good aesthetic result.
Osseointegrated implants can also be successfully used to anchor mandibular and facial prostheses in so-called reconstructive surgery after accidents and cancer treatment. Even congenitally missing tooth buds can often be replaced by titanium implants.
The treatment is carried out in collaboration with specialists in oral prosthetics with long experience of tooth replacement on implants.

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Bite reconstruction/ Dental implants (The Graf Clinic) (+)
The Graf Clinic, a high technology clinic situated in central Stockholm offering surgical and prosthetic implant care. The clinic has solid experience of bite reconstruction with early load and nontraumatic surgery. The clinic works closely with a dental laboratory to develop highly aesthetic solutions. With its warm and pleasant ambience, the clinic creates a reassuring environment for its patients.

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The Graf Clinic »

Dermatology (+)
The Dermatology Department at the Karolinska University Hospital offers high-class specialist care in all areas of dermatology. Their profile areas are:

(Laser treatment of) Naevus flammaeus
(DCP treatment for) Alopecia areata
Skin lymphoma
Neurocutaneous clinic
Paediatric dermatology
Hereditary angioedema
Mohs surgery
Hidradenitis suppurativa

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Gamma Knife (+)
Gamma Knife® surgery, sometimes referred to as stereotactic radiosurgery, is a non-invasive method for treating brain disorders. It is the delivery of a single high dose of irradiation to a small and precisely located intra-cranial mass through the intact skull. The Gamma Knife was invented by Professor Lars Leksell of Karolinska University Hospital, in 1968. Today it is the standard of care for neurosurgery, with thousands of published papers on treatment efficacy, improved quality of life for patients and enhanced efficiency, among other things. The method is unique and indispensable.

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Gamma Knife at Queen Sophia Hospital »

Investigations (+)
We also offer a broad range of investigations, for example:

The Neuroradiology Clinic at Karolinska University Hospital has a special focus on investigations by computer tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, cerebral angiography and conventional radiology. A new advanced whole body camera at Karolinska University Hospital combines PET and CT technology, making more reliable diagnosis and treatment possible for thousands of cancer patients. The examination is also fast and easy on the patient.

As a method of investigation, MRI is very appropriate in many situations and emits no harmful radiation. To some patients the conventional MRI cameras, or closed tunnel cameras, are frightening and therefore cannot always be used. Aleris Radiology at Sabbatsberg Local Hospital in 2006 installed the first open high-field magnetic camera in Scandinavia. Image quality with the new open camera is equivalent to that of tunnel-type cameras. The open MRI camera is very appropriate, and may sometime be the only alternative, for patients who have difficulty tolerating confined spaces, for the obese, and for examination of children.

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Neurosurgery (+)
The Department of Neurosurgery at Karolinska University Hospital is Sweden´s largest , with 320 employees. In addition to common forms of neurosurgery, they have access to two gamma knifes and maintain close cooperation with the neuroradiology unit for interventional neurosurgery. Paediatric neurosurgical services are provided at the Astrid Lindgren Children´s Hospital.

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Neurosurgery at Karolinska University Hospital »

Organ transplantations (+)
All transplant operations in Stockholm take place at the Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge, where transplantation of the kidneys, liver, pancreas and small intestine as well as insulin producing islets patients with diabetes is carried out.
A prerequisite for organ transplantation is that patients provide their own donors.

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Organ transplantations at Karolinska University Hospital »

Plastic surgery (+)

The Department of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at Karolinska University Hospital is the only one of its kind in Stockholm County, and the largest in Sweden. They specialize in surgical treatment of congenital deformities, immediate or secondary reconstruction in cancer patients, and reconstruction after various types of trauma.
Reconstructive plastic surgery at Karolinska University Hospital

Akademikliniken is one of the world's largest private clinics for plastic surgery. Their motto is "Beauty through Science", which captures the essence of Akademikliniken. Research and development is an important part of what they do at Akademikliniken, which is why they have a leading position in plastic surgery. They also offer medical skin care, aesthetic dental care and their own range of skin care products.

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Plastic surgery at Akademikliniken »

Rehabilitation (+)

Rehab Station Stockholm (RSS) has a holistic and forward thinking approach to spinal cord injury rehabilitation. RSS has created a positive and friendly atmosphere which enables clients to reach their full potential. The goal is for clients to regain or maintain an active role in society with a high degree of autonomy and quality of life. The multidisciplinary team at RSS offers expertise in rehabilitation, medicine, neurology, sexology/fertility and pain management. Consultants in a number of other areas are also available.

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Rehabilitation at Rehab Station Stockholm »

Robotic surgery (+)

The new surgical robot at Karolinska University Hospital substantially increases operation capacity and reduces waiting times for prostate and bladder cancer surgery, among others. Karolinska is already the leader in Europe in robotic surgery and with this technology will now become the largest, in a class by itself, in Europe for urological procedures.

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Stem cell transplantation (+)
Allogeneic stem cell transplantation involves transplanting healthy blood-forming cells from one individual to another. Most patients who undergo transplantation have leukaemia (blood cancer). In some cases, other malignant blood diseases and cancer of the lymphatic glands can also be treated by stem cell transplantation. Other curable diseases are severe aplastic anaemia, combined immune deficiency diseases and certain rare hereditary metabolic disorders. At the Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge, over 1,000 patients have undergone this treatment since 1975. The outcomes of stem cell transplantation at the hospital stand up very well in an international comparison.

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Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for MS patients »

Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (+)
Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) was developed at the Karolinska University Hospital in 1991 and the method has been refined over the subsequent years. Today there is a unique clinical experience of this treatment method at Karolinska. SBRT has been shown to be suitable for moderately large, well defined tumours of the thorax and abdomen which for various reasons are not planned for surgical tumour resection. The treatments are given with a high geometrical accuracy as a high dose in a short time period.

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Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy at Karolinska University Hospital »