Endoprosthesis surgery waitlist to be organised for better access
Hip and knee joint replacement or endoprosthesis is one of the most popular surgeries in Estonia, resulting in long waiting times. Endoprosthesis is the most requested surgery at ITK. “Around 7000 patients are currently waiting for endoprosthesis surgery in Estonia, of which ~1500 are ITK patients.
International cooperation to bring best urological care to ITK patients
Renowned professor Peter Rehder from Austria (Medical University Innsbruck), who is very active in the fields of reconstructive urology and paediatric urology, joined our team at East Tallinn Central Hospital’s Centre of Urology. This is the beginning of a new partnership in Estonian urology that will ensure that the ITK Centre of Urology can perform high level reconstructive urinary tract operations in the coming years.
Gynaecologist Dr Erlang: Early-stage cervical cancer has zero specific symptoms
Cervical cancer has zero specific symptoms in its early stages, which in turn makes women more susceptible to the disease. The tumour is most likely quite advanced when the first symptoms appear.
Head of Midwifery: cervical cancer can be prevented
This year, 70,000 women are invited to participate in cervical cancer screening procedures. Estonia has one of the highest cervical cancer morbidity and mortality rates in Europe. Approximately 150 women in Estonia receive a cervical cancer primary diagnosis and around 60 women die due to the disease, but only about half of the women invited attend the cervical cancer screening procedure.