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Features of Our Hospital

The origins of the University of Tokyo Hospital can be traced back to the Kanda Otamagaike Vaccination Center, established in Edo (present-day Tokyo) in 1858 , and we have been a driving force for medicine and medical care in Japan for more than 150 years. Our mission is to “contribute to the advancement of clinical medicine and the cultivation of healthcare professionals in order to provide each patient with the best medical care,” and based on this mission, we work under the mottos: (1) to provide medical care in partnership with patients; (2) to provide safe medical care; (3) to develop advanced medical technology; and (4) to cultivate excellent healthcare professionals.

Our hospital has 3,888 employees (2,554 full-time staff and 1,334 part-time staff, as of the beginning of the 2013 fiscal year) and 1,217 beds (1,163 general ward beds and 54 psychiatric ward beds, as of the end of the 2012 fiscal year). In the 2012 fiscal year, we provided treatment for 392,200 inpatients (an average of 1,075 per day) and 754,372 outpatients (an average of 3,079 per day) and performed 10,752 surgical procedures, with 855 deliveries and 18,505 emergency patients. The University of Tokyo Hospital is one of the largest, leading hospitals in Japan.

Our hospital’s commitment to basic medical research and advanced medicine has received widespread attention in Japan. Our 22nd Century Medical and Research Center, which plays a central role in translational research in the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, has pursued research on the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic methods, the widespread use and validation of treatment methods, preventive medicine, medical policies, and medical devices and facilities for the actual clinical application or provision of medical services. As of 2013, 12 projects related to advanced medicine are underway. A clinical research center with state-of-the-art research functions is scheduled for completion in 2018, and we will continue our activities as a world-class center for clinical research.

Treatment Results

The latest treatment results for each clinical division and department are posted on the following website:

A Message to International Patients from Our Hospital

The International Medical Center was launched in 2012 as a significant step forward in enhancing the University of Tokyo Hospital’s development as an international hub. The purpose of the International Medical Center is to provide patients from overseas with sophisticated surgery and state-of-the-art treatment in a variety of fields offered by the University of Tokyo Hospital. The International Medical Center will also facilitate international medical personnel exchange, maintain systems to comply with international hospital accreditation standards, and improve the ability of hospital staff to cater to international needs.

The University of Tokyo Hospital is confident that we can provide a healthcare environment brimming with hospitality and peace of mind for both Japanese and international patients.

Outline of Main Divisions

The Tokyo University of Hospital consists of Clinical Divisions and Departments (6 divisions and 37 clinical departments), Central Clinical Facilities (38 departments), and Clinical Research Divisions (7 divisions).

Division of Internal Medicine (11 Clinical Departments)

●Cardiovascular Medicine
The Department of Cardiovascular Medicine provides medical care for patients with heart disorders, such as angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathy and arrhythmia, disorders of the aortas and peripheral vessels, and hypertension.

●Respiratory Medicine
The Department of Respiratory Medicine provides medical services for patients with bronchial, lung and pleural tumors, respiratory tract infections, allergic and inflammatory lung diseases, pulmonary vascular lesions, sleep-disordered breathing, and respiratory failure.

The Department of Gastroenterology specializes in the treatment of disorders of the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and other organs of the digestive system.

●Nephrology and Endocrinology
The Department of Nephrology and Endocrinology provides care for kidney diseases, such as acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, various forms of nephritis and nephrotic syndrome, excessive or insufficient hormone actions caused by dysfunction of endocrine organs, including the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, adrenal gland and gonads, tumors such as thyroid cancer, and hypertension, which is closely related to problems with both the kidneys and the endocrine system.

●Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases
The Department of Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases provides preventive care and treatment for diseases such as diabetes, dyslipidemia, obesity, and metabolic syndrome, which have been proliferating as lifestyles change.

●Hematology and Oncology
The Department of Hematology and Oncology provides medical services for patients with various blood disorders, including anemia and thrombocytopenia, and neoplastic disorders such as leukemia and malignant lymphoma.

●Allergology and Rheumatology
The Department of Allergology and Rheumatology treats rheumatic conditions, including collagen disease and allergies such as bronchial asthma.

●Infectious Diseases
The Department of Infectious Diseases treats infectious diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, and other pathogenic microorganisms. Many physicians in the department specialize in HIV infection, viral hepatitis, and bacterial and fungal infections.

The Department of Neurology provides care for a wide variety of disorders affecting the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and muscles, with a particular emphasis on cerebrovascular disease, neurodegenerative disease, autoimmune neurological disease, infectious disease, and headache.

●Geriatric Medicine
Using a comprehensive team approach involving specialists in internal medicine, the Department of Geriatric Medicine provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of diseases associated with multiple organ disorders in the elderly.

●Psychosomatic Medicine
The Department of Psychosomatic Medicine provides comprehensive medical care, both physical and mental, for patients with psychosomatic disorders.

Division of Surgery (12 Clinical Departments)

●Stomach and Esophageal Surgery
The Department of Stomach and Esophageal Surgery specializes in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of malignant diseases such as gastric and esophageal cancer, and benign diseases such as esophageal hiatal hernia and achalasia. The Department also provides advance surgical treatment for severe obesity.

●Colon and Rectal Surgery
The Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery specializes in surgical and multimodal treatments for lower digestive tract diseases such as colon cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.

●Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
The Department of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery specializes in the surgical treatment of malignant tumors in the hepatobiliary and pancreatic systems. The Department also provides surgical treatment for a wide variety of hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases including benign diseases such as esophageal varices, cholelithiasis, and anomalous arrangement of the pancreaticobiliary ducts.

●Vascular Surgery
The Department of Vascular Surgery deals with non-cardiac diseases associated with arteries, veins, and lymph vessels in the neck, chest, abdomen, and upper and lower limbs.

●Breast and Endocrine Surgery
The Department of Breast and Endocrine Surgery specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, phyllodes tumors, breast fibrocystic disease, thyroid cancer, Graves’ disease, thyroid mass, hyperparathyroidism, and adrenal tumors.

●Artificial Organs and Transplantation Surgery
The Department of Artificial Organs and Transplantation specializes in living and cadaveric donor liver transplantation for patients with end-stage liver disease, for which careful management and a team approach involving various clinical departments are required.

●Cardiovascular Surgery
The Department of Cardiovascular Surgery performs about 400 cardiac and thoracic great vessel surgeries annually. Minimally invasive techniques such as off-pump bypass surgery without using a heart-lung machine have been applied with many patients.

●Thoracic Surgery
The Department of Thoracic Surgery provides surgical treatments for chest diseases, including the lungs, pleura, mediastinum and chest wall, and performs total thymectomy for myasthenia gravis and surgery to improve function in patients with pulmonary emphysema, funnel chest, and hyperhidrosis.

The Department of Neurosurgery specializes in surgical treatment for tumors of the brain and spinal cord, cerebrovascular disorders, such as aneurysm and vascular malformation, and functional brain disorders including epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and pain.

●Anesthesiology and Pain Relief Center
The Anesthesiology and Pain Relief Center provides perioperative anesthetic management for patients undergoing surgery at the Central Surgical Center and pain management for outpatients and inpatients at the Pain Relief Center.

●Urology and Andrology
The Department of Urology and Andrology specializes in diseases of the urinary tract and male genital organs, such as the adrenal glands, kidneys, ureter, bladder, prostate gland, testis, urethra, and penis.

●Gynecologic Surgery
The Department of Gynecologic Surgery provides accurate diagnoses of benign and malignant tumors of the female genital organs, such as the uterus and ovaries, and appropriate surgical and nonsurgical treatments. The Department also provides surgical treatments for infertility, genital organ malformation, genital organ prolapse and other dysfunctions, and morphological abnormalities.

Division of Sensory and Motor System Medicine (7 Clinical Departments)

●Dermatology and Photolaser Medicine
The Department of Dermatology and Photolaser Medicine specializes in all diseases affecting the skin, with a particular emphasis on the use of lasers to treat nevus and angioma.

●Ophthalmology and Vision Correction
The Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Correction specializes in an extensive range of ocular diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, vitreoretinal diseases, corneal diseases, uveitis, neuro-ophthalmologic diseases, strabismus, lacrimal disorders, and eye tumors.

●Orthopaedic Surgery and Spinal Surgery
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Spinal Surgery treats diseases of and trauma to the motor organs. The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of the University of Tokyo Hospital, the first department in the country to specialize in orthopedic surgery, has been playing a leading role in orthopedic surgery in Japan.

●Otorhinolaryngology and Auditory and Voice Surgery The Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Auditory and Voice Surgery provides diagnoses and treatments for disorders of the ears, nose, throat, and neck in patients of all ages, including both medical and surgical patients.

●Rehabilitation Medicine
The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine provides comprehensive medical care for patients with various functional and other disorders affecting their daily activities, from alleviation of such disorders to support for social rehabilitation, by using treatment programs including functional training and instruction for daily life activities.

●Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery
In addition to conventional plastic surgery and correction of congenital malformation and acquired deformities of the face and body, the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery provides reconstructive surgery to aesthetically reconstruct lost body parts and recover movement and sensation, as well as for aesthetic surgery and medicine.

●Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery, Dentistry and Orthodontics
The Department of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery, Dentistry and Orthodontics provides medical care for patients with congenital or acquired abnormalities of the teeth and jaw, such as maxillofacial deformities, maxillofacial trauma, and oral tumors, and other severe systemic diseases.

Division of Pediatrics, Perinatal and Women’s Medicine (3 Clinical Departments)

The Department of Pediatrics treats medical and mental conditions seen in infancy, childhood, and adolescence.

●Pediatric Surgery
The Department of Pediatric Surgery provides medical services for a wide range of surgical diseases such as congenital disorders, inflammation, and tumors, in cooperation with Obstetrics, Pediatrics, and other surgical clinics.

●Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology provides medical care for all phases of a woman’s life from puberty to pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause, with a main focus on reproductive health.

Division of Neuropsychiatry

The Department of Neuropsychiatry deals with a variety of psychiatric disorders caused by brain abnormalities or psychological factors. The Department also proactively engages in treating psychiatric patients with physical complications or with organic disorders.

Division of Radiology

The Department of Radiology comprises the divisions of diagnostic radiology (CT, MRI, angiography), nuclear medicine (scintigraphy, PET), and radiotherapy (linac, gamma knife).

Central Clinical Facilities and Clinical Research Division

Nursing Department, Pharmaceutical Department, Clinical Laboratory, Imaging Center, Rehabilitation Center, Surgical Center, Department of Blood Transfusion, Pathology, Emergency Service/Critical Care Center, Intensive Care Unit, Department of Medical Engineering, Central Supply Service, Infection Control and Prevention Service, Department of Corneal Transplantation, Organ Transplantation Service, Tissue Bank, Department of Cell Therapy and Transplantation Medicine, Department of Endoscopy and Endoscopic Surgery, Department of Hemodialysis and Apheresis, Department of Palliative Medicine, Perinatal Center, Children’s Medical Center, Child Psychiatry, Department of Chemotherapy, Cancer Resource Center, Clinical Research Support Center, Unit for Early and Exploratory Clinical Development, Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Center for Genome Medicine, Medical Community Network and Discharge Planning, Department of Disaster Medical Management, International Medical Center, Labor Safety and Health Management Office, Department of Planning, Information, and Management, Center for Liaison and Public Relations, Department of Clinical Nutrition Therapy, Department of Tissue Engineering, Cooperative Unit of Medicine and Engineering Research, University Hospital Medical Information Network Center, Translational Research Center, Database Center of the National University Hospitals, Administration Office, Department of Medical Record Management, and 22nd Century Medical and Research Center

Organization of Clinical Management and Organization of Clinical Management Support

Cancer Board, Vascular Board, Medical Specialists Training Center, General Education Center, Hospitality Center, Medical Safety Management Center, Infection Control Center, Patient Relations and Clinical Ethics Center, and Department of Hospital Planning and Management


External View of Our Hospital Ward (Special Room) Laboratory Test System Surgery on the Colon and Anus Using the da Vinci Surgical System
External View of Our Hospital Ward (Special Room) Laboratory Test System Surgery on the Colon and Anus Using the da Vinci Surgical System
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