Our hospital is noted as a high-volume specialist institution for cancer treatment, and we function as a core medical institution visited by patients from all over Japan. In particular, our hospital actively strives to treat intractable cancers. In the area of hepatobiliary-pancreatic surgery, our hospital performs highly advanced surgeries and we put our strength into clinical studies and basic research. For example, in the case of pancreatic cancer, cancer recurs in approximately 80% of patients even after they undergo surgical resection, plus surgery after recurrence places a heavy burden on the patient’s body; therefore, treatment after recurrence is limited to chemotherapy only and there is a pressing need for development of new therapeutic approaches for this intractable cancer. In our hospital, we consider that performing another surgical resection is effective if the recurred lesion is part of the pancreas (remnant pancreas), and so we actively perform surgeries with the introduction of a combination therapy of chemotherapy and surgery. Our hospital has been highly evaluated for such treatment results, both in Japan and overseas, and we have treated 11 such cases, which ranks as the most in Japan and the second-highest in the world.
Furthermore, our hospital is noted as being one of the first institutions in Japan to start proactive treatment of esophageal cancer.
In addition, our hospital applies its strength to research and development of cancer immunotherapy using NKT cells. We have established a center in the hospital where this research is applied in clinical practice, and we are carrying out world-leading efforts. Regarding the treatment of intractable cancers such as lung cancer, oral cancer, or laryngeal cancer in the head and neck region, and pharyngeal cancer, we have already received approval as highly advanced medical treatment from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, and performed treatment on 8 patients.
Our Diabetes Complications Center is expected to open in July 2014. The purpose of the center is to provide comprehensive practices in addition to the practices provided by each department in order to prevent the development of complications in patients with diabetes and also to prevent the aggravation of such complications. We have put aside the vertical division of clinical departments, and created subdivisions: of course, for diabetes, metabolism, and endocrinology; but also for ophthalmology, nephrology, neurology, cardiovascular medicine, respiratory medicine, urology, orthopedic surgery, a medical center for the elderly, rehabilitation medicine, laboratory medicine, nursing, the hospital pharmacy, and clinical nutrition. By enhancing cooperation among specialists with advanced techniques brought together in these subdivided departments, we are implementing a system of highly advanced team medicine.
Allergies are systemic diseases, and one patient may have various diseases. In 2012, we established an Allergy Center to treat such patients. Various allergy specialists, in fields such as allergology and clinical immunology, pediatrics, otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery, and dermatology, gather to hold advanced discussions in order to provide comprehensive and cross-cutting diagnoses and treatments and to promote prevention when symptoms appear.
●Japanese Oriental (Kampo) Medicine
For conditions that are difficult to treat with conventional (Western) medicine and where the use of oriental medicine is indicated, we provide evidenced-based medicine based on Kampo (infusions of medical herbs and herbal medicine extract powders). Information on Japanese oriental medicine is provided to all clinical departments in the hospital, and we also carry out discussions in the hospital on providing Japanese oriental medicine to patients in different departments for whose condition Western medicine would not be fully effective.
●General Medicine (Diagnostic Medicine)
We have established a general medicine department for the medical examination and treatment of various undiagnosed physical or mental disorders and health issues of adult patients. If patients need specialized medical care, we efficiently refer them to a relevant department.
Our motto throughout the hospital is “the patient is number one.”
We regularly engage in the treatment of intractable cancers and diseases and actively provide advanced medicine and highly advanced medical treatment, because we consider the benefits of these treatments for the patient. We think that medical experts with excellent specialties should work hard to go beyond the limits of their current abilities and continue to take on the challenge of new therapeutic approaches. We believe that this is the mission of a national university hospital. As a result, our clinical practices have been highly evaluated and our hospital has an excellent reputation in overseas countries.
Moreover, in order to provide advanced and high-quality medical practices to each patient, it is important for medical experts with excellent skills and knowledge to work together as a team. For this reason, we have overcome the vertical division of clinical departments, and have reorganized them into the centers such as the Diabetes Complications Center and Allergy Center, with which we provide the best treatment using the total power of the whole hospital instead of one clinical department.
● Selected summary of reports on the surgical management and outcomes of patients with hilar cholangiocarcinoma undergoing hepatic resection
Dr. Masaru Miyazaki
Our hospital is highly evaluated in the area of advanced medicine and highly advanced medical treatment, and many patients from a wide range of regions visit our hospital to receive the latest effective treatment. Our hospital strives to provide these patients (both Japanese and international patients) with advanced treatment techniques that cannot be offered at other hospitals. We are currently establishing new divisions and preparing language education and training programs for nursing staff and office staff so that we can provide well-prepared medical practices and other services to international patients.
Moreover, we pay attention to the importance of food from the standpoint of patient-centered medicine, and provide detailed services. The Clinical Nutrition Department is well prepared to flexibly respond to the various wishes of our patients. For example, the department is capable of smoothly responding to a patient’s food allergies or when a patient is prohibited from eating certain foods for religious reasons. We are certain that international patients will be satisfied with these services we provide.
|External View of Our Hospital||Introduction of the da Vinci Endoscopic Surgical Robot||Introduction of the Latest 3T MRI, with Higher Diagnostic Ability||Special Room (Hospital Ward) that Can Accommodate the Patient’s Family|
Gastroenterology, Hematology, Nephrology, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Diabetes, Metabolism, and Endocrinology, Cardiovascular Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, Japanese Oriental (Kampo) Medicine, Cardiovascular Surgery, Esophago-Gastro-Intestinal Surgery, General Surgery, Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic Unit, Breast and Thyroid Surgery, Respiratory Surgery, Anesthesiology, Pain and Palliative Care Medicine, Urology, Orthopedic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Dentistry and Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery, Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery, Psychiatry, Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Pediatrics, Pediatric Surgery, Radiology
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1-8-1 Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba 260-8677
|15 minutes by bus from
JR Chiba Station
15 minutes by bus from
JR Soga Station
10 minutes by taxi from
Chiba Chuo Station on
the Keisei Electric Railway
|Approximately 30 minutes by car from
Narita International Airport