In accordance with the two fundamental principles of our hospital, “realization of health care in harmony with patients” and “provision of best health care,” we strive to provide safe and comfortable care.
Each of the five full-time physicians in our facility has over 20 years of experience. They are accredited as urology specialists and advisors by The Japanese Urological Association. Additionally, other accredited physicians1 as well as physicians with special qualifications such as infection-control doctors and industrial doctors see both outpatients and inpatients with various urologic diseases.
1Accreditation organizations: The Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy, The Japanese Society for Sexual Medicine, The Japanese Board of Cancer Therapy, The Japan Society of Ultrasonics in Medicine, and The Japan Association of Endocrine Surgeons/The Japanese Society of Thyroid Surgery.
We are open all day Monday to Friday with two physicians in the morning and one in the afternoon to accommodate a wide range of patient needs. We perform 400 to 500 surgeries annually, including 40 to 50 laparotomies to treat various cancers and other diseases. We were the first facility to introduce extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) in Dohoku (north of Hokkaido) and now 300 to 400 ESWLs are performed each year. We also perform a number of procedures aggressively depending on patient’s condition: endoscopy, which is performed through the urethra without making an incision in the abdomen; laparoscopy, which involves small incision(s) in the abdomen; outpatient surgery; outpatient ESWL; and surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (female).
In July 2009, we introduced “Hinyokika Doc & Metabo Doc” (i.e., checkups for urology problems and metabolic syndrome) with the aim of finding urinary tract stones, malignancies, and other urologic diseases as early as possible. We also encourage activities to raise awareness of urologic diseases. Specifically, we speak at scientific conferences held within and outside of the city, give lectures at public meetings, and create reading materials for local newspapers and magazines. Our aim is to contribute to community health care, including preventive care.