Departments and Centers

Endoscopy Center

Chairman and Professor Fumihito Hirai M.D.,Ph.D.

We provide a wide range of endoscopic approaches for a variety of diseases. Our mission is to provide a high level of endoscopic diagnosis and minimally invasive therapy for our patients. We have an excellent skill, knowledge and performance record regarding endoscopy.

Our department consists of special endoscopic fields as below.

Gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum)
Division Gastroenterological Medicine, Gastroenterological Surgery
Disease Neoplasm (cancer, adenoma), non-neoplastic polyp, ulcer disease, and inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease)
Diagnostic procedure Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, colonoscopy, endoscopic ultrasonograpy, double-balloon small bowel endoscopy, capsule endoscopy, and intraoperative endoscopy
Therapy Endoscopic polypectomy, endoscopic mucosal resection, endoscopic submucosal dissection, endoscopic hemostasis, endoscopic variceal sclerotherapy, endoscopic variceal ligation, endoscopic balloon dilation, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
Biliary tract, pancreas
Division Gastroenterological Medicine, Gastroenterological Surgery
Disease Pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis, biliary disease, biliary calculus, obstructive jaundice
Diagnostic procedure Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, endoscopic ultrasonography
Therapy Endoscopic sphincterotomy, endoscopic biliary drainage, endoscopic ultrasound-guided drainage
Lung, trachea, bronchi
Division Respiratory Medicine, Thoracic, Breast and Endocrine, and Pediatric Surgery
Disease Lung cancer, allergic lung disease, sarcoidosis, and foreign body in the airway
Diagnostic procedure Bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound transbronchial aspiration, and virtual bronchoscopy
Therapy Laser therapy, and removal of foreign body
Larynx, Pharynx
Division Otorhinolaryngology, and Head and Neck Surgery
Disease Laryngeal cancer, vocal cord polyp, and foreign body
Diagnostic procedure Laryngoscopy
Therapy Removal of foreign body

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