Department of Endoscopy Director:NAKAMURA,Masanao (Lecturer)

Providing the ultimate level of medical services such as various endoscopic or ultrasonic examinations

Providing the ultimate level of medical services in cooperation with the 8 exclusive doctors (concurrent 55 doctors), 11 exclusive nurses, 3 exclusive clinical engineers, the Department of Clinical Laboratory and the Central Block of Radiology.

Medical Care System

The department of endoscopy carry out the latest and best practices for all gastrointestinal diseases in cooperation with the Department of Gastroenterology. The total area of the new department of endoscopy is one of the best in Japan and overseas, and also provide an inspection room with X-ray equipment. It is a department that can receive examination and treatment comfortably in consideration of patient’s safety and security. Diagnosis and treatment using an upper endoscope; diagnosis and treatment using a lower endoscope, diagnosis and treatment using an endoscopic ultrasonogrophy for the biliary tract and pancreatic disease and an external ultrasonic examination and treatment (treatment of liver tumor) are conducted basally from 8:30 a.m. daily.

Target Disease

Benign tumors (inflammation and ulceration, and so forth) and malignancy (carcinoma, sarcoma) of the stomach, esophagus, duodenum, small intestine, colon (upper and lower gastrointestinal tract), hepatocellular carcinoma, pancreatic tumors (pancreatic cancer and so forth), gallbladder neoplasm, biliary tract tumors, and so forth.

Strong Fields

Endoscopic submucosal dissection for the early cancer of gastrointestinal tract, diagnosis and treatment of digestive diseases using transabdominal US and EUS, diagnosis and treatment of biliary and pancreatic diseases using ERCP procedure and diagnosis of small and large intestine diseases using capsule endoscopy.

Clinical Results

Endoscopic examinations totaled 10,482 cases last year (upper part: 5,407, lower part: 3,070, biliary and pancreas: 1,222, small intestine: 422, capsule endoscope: 361) of which endoscopic treatments accounted for 2,174 cases. Ultrasonography and related treatments were performed 6,176 cases annually (results during 2021).

Advanced Medicine and Research

Development of new endoscopic treatment techniques and instruments for digestive tract tumor, research on gene expression profiling using a small amount of biopsy samples, development of new target therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases, development and application of new ultrasonic technology and research on association of intestinal microbiota and digestive diseases.