In endoscopic examination, we make it less painful and uncomfortable wherever possible and strongly recommend intravenous anesthesia (Dormicum) to those who feel anxious about the examination.
Our extensive scope of endoscopic treatment includes emergent hemostasis for gastrointestinal hemorrhage, ligation and sclerotherapy of esophageal varices, endoscopic papillotomy and lithotripsy for gall stones, stent placement in malignant biliary stenosis, and colon polypectomy. We closely coordinate with our Surgery Department to treat early digestive cancers, and the ESD is included as a treatment option.
We have been placing our emphasis on abdominal ultrasonography since the start of our hospital, and our doctors take initiatives of examinations conducted with ultrasonographers. We are dedicated to complying with requesting doctors’ demands and promptly feeding back the results to clinical fields.
One of our strengths lies in diversified liver disease therapies.
In recent years, many acute hepatitis B patients visit our hospital, and we provide appropriate treatment and guidance to prevent the spread of the disease.
As for chronic hepatitis C, treatment options have increased with the advent of the interferon-free therapy. We provide appropriate treatment in timely fashion by closely observing each patient’s conditions and offer a number of both interferon-free and interferon therapies.
Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation and transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) are our treatment options for inoperable liver cancers.
Our scope is not limited to the above-mentioned therapies, and we offer a wide range of medical care of the gastrointestinal system including eradication of H. pylori and treatment of recently controversial diseases such as NASH.
We offer medical care for diversified diseases such as lung tumors, lung infections, allergic or immunological diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, interstitial pulmonary diseases, and sleep apnea. The department can conduct advanced respiratory examinations such as respiratory function test, chest CT scan, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.
We determine details of examinations and treatment plans by respectfully taking patients’ requests into consideration and proceed with treatment while carefully consulting with patients and their families.
The department can conduct electrocardiography, treadmill exercise test, echocardiography, ultrasonography, cardiac nuclear medicine examination, and cardiac CT scan; cardiac catheterization and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty to treat ischemic heart diseases such as angina or myocardial infarction; and endovascular treatment for lower-limb arteriosclerosis obliterans.
We apply radiofrequency myocardial ablation using 3D cardiac mapping to treatment of tachyarrhythmia. In addition, we started treatment for atrial fibrillation by using a cardiac cryoablation system in March, 2016, and the number of treated cases exceeds 120 per year. We can offer a wide range of treatment of cardiovascular disorders. For example, cardiac syncope and bradycardia are diagnosed with ambulatory electrocardiography, head lift test, and implantable loop recorders and treated with MRI-compatible pacemaker implantation.
Endocrinology and Metabolism
We offer impatient diabetes education in which we maintain ‘close dialogue between participating patients and medical staff’ so that the patients can confront their diseases and improve their lifestyle habits.
Doctors, nurses who are certified diabetes educators、dietitians, pharmacists, clinical technologists, physiotherapists, and dental hygienists cooperate with each other to exchange information and discuss about diabetic conditions, diets, exercises, health management, and foot care.
Patients can take exercises at the fitness facility adjacent to the hospital during the education.
We can assess carotid artery stenosis that leads to cerebral infarction or scrutinize a cause for juvenile cerebral infarction. We use a transcranial Doppler equipment to diagnose right-to-left shunt such as patent foramen ovale without using transesophageal echocardiography.
- As a kidney center (Nephrology, Transplant Surgery, and Urology), we diagnose and treat nephritis, chronic kidney diseases, and acute and chronic renal failures, introduce and maintain dialysis treatment, respond to complications, conduct extracorporeal circulation therapy (hemocatharsis therapy, absorptive purification, blood component removal, and plasmapheresis), treat severe multiple organ dysfunction, and conduct kidney transplants.
- IgA-nephropathy-specialized outpatient: Established in Sep. 2008; directed by Dr. Osamu HottaFor IgA nephropathy, we closely cooperate with the ENT Department to actively conduct tonsillectomy + steroid pulse therapy. We also employ tonsillectomy for patients of recurrent IgA nephropathy after kidney transplant or dialysis patients suffering this disease as a primary disease and waiting for kidney transplant.
- Nephritis patients, chronic kidney disease patients, dialysis patients, and post-transplant patients with complications are admitted to the hospital for treatment.We operate 16 Nephrology and 4 Transplant Surgery clinical paths and actively examine other departments’ inpatients in close coordination.
- CKD (Chronic kidney disease) cooperation path
We issue cooperative notebooks to facilitate smooth communications with cooperative doctors.
- Dialysis therapy
We naturally introduce the therapy to necessary patients and keep close cooperation with other departments in the hospital (40% of dialysis inpatients are originally admitted to other departments) and neighboring dialysis institutions to comply with requests of dialysis patients suffering complications.Shunt problems: We cooperate with the Vascular Surgery Section and employ long-term catheterization.
- Kidney transplant
We started admission of patients for two weeks after kidney transplantation in 2007 and living renal transplantation in Arp. 2009. We currently conduct living renal transplantation twice per month since Feb. 2010. The donors are followed up as CKD patients after transplantation.
We provide medical care optimum for each stage while focusing on minimally invasive procedures by actively utilizing endoscopy and laparoscopy.
We often apply chemoradiotherapy and palliative care to unresectable recurrent cancers to improve or at least maintain QOL. Laparoscopic surgeries are also frequently used for inguinal hernia and acute appendicitis.
We are especially focusing on revascularization- and vascular access-related surgeries for critical limb ischemia. Laser therapy for varicose vein is also available.
Endoscopy (upper/lower GI)
We conduct emergency surgeries of traumas, arthroscopic surgeries for hand and elbow joints, and minimally invasive artificial joint replacement surgeries for artificial hip/knee replacement surgeries, thus reducing time for recovery thanks to post-operative rehabilitation.
We have many surgery experience in meniscal tear and cruciate ligament rupture of the knee by endoscopic surgery using the latest devices, attaining early discharge.
We employ techniques to minimize damage to muscles in lumber spine surgeries and use microscopic guidance to conduct minimally-invasive cervical spine surgeries.
In a course of multidisciplinary primary inpatient care for stroke patients, we have established the Stroke Section to work as a team with the Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Rehabilitation Departments.
We also operate the Stroke Care Center consisting of the Stroke Care Unit (SCU) to provide intensive care to patients immediately after the onset of stroke, acute beds, and Comprehensive Community Care Ward.
- Systematic readiness to accept stroke patients so that thrombolytic agent, t-PA, can be administered within an hour from a visit
- Establishment of the Stroke Care Unit (SCU) and Stroke Unit (SU) to provide intensive initial care to stroke patients
- Diagnosis of cerebral infarction types and determination of care plan at the early stage of visit by emergency MRI
- Enhancement of the quality of care by mutual complement among the Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Rehabilitation Departments
- Start of rehabilitation by Rehabilitation staff within 3 days after the onset of stroke
- High home return rate of stroke patients
- Intravascular surgery such as thrombolytic therapy, stent placement, and cerebral aneurysm coil embolization treatment to treat cerebrovascular stenosis or occlusion
- Emergency surgery for cerebral hemorrhage or subarachnoid hemorrhage
- Safe surgeries under the guidance of surgery navigation system and intraoperative cerebral angiography
- We cover an entire scope of dermatology.
- Patients suffering pruritus associated with hepatic or renal disorders often visit our hospital.
- We have no specialized outpatient section but offer care of venereal diseases such as syphilis and condyloma.
- We conduct no surgery, plastic surgery or laser treatment.
- We admit no inpatient to this department.
- We accept patients by appointment only.
As a kidney center, we actively promote care of renal diseases in cooperation between Nephrology, Transplant Surgery, and Urology Departments. We started living renal transplantation in fiscal 2009 and conduct approx. 20 transplantations per year. We conduct surgeries in cooperation with the kidney transplantation team of Urology at Tokyo Women’s Medical University and provide hemocatharsis therapy before transplantation and medical care after transplantation in cooperation with our Nephrology Department to materialize high-quality medical transplantation.
Two doctors are in charge of outpatients, and we have equipment required for gynopathy testing, treatment, and surgeries.
We especially focus on minimally-invasive surgeries such as laparoscopic or hysteroscopic surgeries so as to be women-friendly and cause least surgical scar. We actively employ endoscopic surgeries such as a suspension-type laparoscopic resection in which only a lesion such as a benign tumor or uterine leiomyoma is removed through two or three small incisions without making a large scar in the abdomen; or hysteroscopic surgery in which uterine submucous myoma is removed by an endoscope inserted through the vagina.
While such minimally-invasive surgeries cannot be applied to all cases, we are dedicated to selecting therapies optimum and less painful for patients.
Epiretinal membrane, macular hole
Age-related macular degeneration
Obstruction of the central and branch retinal veins
Ebtropion, entropium ciliarum, ptosis, and pterygium
Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)
We offer physiotherapy for dizziness if required.
We accept people physically handicapped in terms of auditory sense, equilibrium function, speech utterance function, or masticatory function.
Our surgery options include tonsillectomy, nasal polyp resection, radical endoscopic rhinosinusitis surgery, microscopic laryngomicrosurgery, and neck surgery.
We refer neoplastic diseases and malignant diseases to radiotherapy or outside specialists.
Dentistry and Oral Surgery
The rehabilitation program is shared and performed by doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapist, nurses, and social workers (MSW).
Anesthesia for surgeries
- Anesthesia is customized according to the lifestyle and QOL of each patient.
- Related departments and sections cooperate with each other to attain optimum perioperative control so that even elderly patients and those who suffer severe complications can undergo surgeries safely and without concerns.
- Since we have no pediatrics and obstetrics, we do not conduct surgery and anesthesia of children below school age and expectant and nursing mothers in principle.
* We provide it to outpatients only in the perioperative period.