Internal Medicine Departments


Internal Medicine Departments

Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism

(Endocrinology Division, Diabetes and Metabolism Division)

Staff specialized in endocrine diseases such as those affecting the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and pituitary glands, and in metabolic diseases such as diabetes mellitus (type 1, type 2), dyslipidemia, and gout provides the best clinical practice. When you need clinical service beyond internal medicine, such as pituitary surgery and sterility treatment, you also expect to get the best medical care from us in col- laboration with members in the related departments. For diabetes, a 1-week period of hospitalization for instruction is also offered.

Department of Respiratory Medicine
In this department, specialized treatment is performed for all acute and chronic respiratory diseases including lung cancer, diffuse lung disease, respiratory tract infection, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchial asthma, and pneumothorax. The department staff also actively engages in respiratory rehabilitation for patients with COPD and home oxygen therapy for patients with respiratory failure. Moreover, the department has a tuberculosis ward and an outpatient service to help patients quit smoking.

Department of Gastroenterology (Liver, pancreaticobiliary, and gastrointestinal divisions)
The Department of Gastroenterology comprises the Gastrointestinal Division and the Liver and Pancreati- cobiliary Division where advanced, specialized treat- ments are performed. The Gastrointestinal Division has a well established reputation: a large number of endoscopic procedures are performed daily and endoscopic submucosal dissections (ESD) are per- formed for conditions such as esophageal, gastric, or colorectal cancers. At the Liver and Pancreatico- biliary Division, high-quality diagnostic imaging cen- tering on ultrasound diagnosis is offered, specializing in the endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of the pancreaticobiliary diseases.

Department of Neurology
This department is particularly committed to emergency neurological diseases such as hyperacute/acute phase stroke treatment, seizures, encephalitis, and meningitis. Stroke treatment is performed at the Stroke Center, where we cooperate with the Department of Neurosurgery and the Department of Neuro-Endovascular Therapy. Treatment is offered for a wide range of diseases, includ- ing neuromuscular diseases such as myas- thenia gravis and Guillain–Barre syndrome as well as degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and spinocerebellar degeneration.

Department of Cardiology
In this department, treatments for all types of cardiovascular diseases are provided. Major diseases treated are ischemic heart disease, cardiac insufciency, arrhythmia, arteriosclerosis obliterans of the lower limbs, and hypertension. This department cooperates with the cardiovascular surgery department to provide balanced treatment that incorporates the latest findings along with immense experience.

Department of Rheumatology
Treatment for rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus is performed by both the physician and the orthopedist in the same treatment room. When hospitalization is required, patients are admitted to the Depart- ment of Nephrology when additional medical treatment is required, and are admitted to the Department of Orthopedics when additional orthopedic surgery is required.

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