Centers & Departments

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042-984-4177

Phone number

0429844111

Department of Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor

Medical services and specialties

We treat tumors of the brain and spinal cord in general.

1)Glioma: We have a lot of experiences in multidisciplinary treatment adding radiotherapy and chemotherapy for surgery making full use of various state-of-the-art technologies such as navigation, monitoring, sensory diagnosis, sometimes awake surgery. Especially regarding clinical researches and clinical trials that are performed on malignant gliomas using the latest drugs, we cover almost everything done in our country.

2)Benign tumor: We respond to any tumors from meningioma, neurinoma, craniopharyngioma, pituitary tumor to skull base tumor, spinal cord tumor. Skull base tumor needs a special operation, but our hospital has the Department of Head and Neck Tumor so we perform surgery in cooperation with this department or with expert assistance and guidance from the outside. For pituitary tumor, we have introduced endoscopic surgery, and perform endocrinology management before and after operation in cooperation with the Department of Endocrinology / Diabetes Medicine of Saitama Medical University Hospital.

3)Pediatric malignant brain tumor:It is one of our specialties. Dr.Yanagisawa is a pediatrician specializing in brain tumors, which is one of the few in our country.


Target diseases

Target diseases of our department are the following.

– glioma
– pediatric brain tumor(medulloblastoma, germ cell tumor, ependymoma, etc. )
– pituitary gland tumor, craniopharingioma
– meningioma, acoustic tumor
– malignant lymphoma
– spinal cord tumor

We respond to all brain and spinal cord tumors including brain metastasis of cancer and others.


Physicians in charge

Professor

Ryo Nishikawa

Specialty area
Multidisciplinary treatment of brain tumor, especially malignant brain tumor, pituitary gland tumor
Credentials
Board Certified Member of Japan Neurosurgical Society, Tentative Instructor of Clinical Oncology

Professor

Kazuhiko Mishima

Specialty area
Multidisciplinary treatment of malignant brain tumor, benign tumor, skull base tumor
Credentials
Board Certified Member of Japan Neurosurgical Society, General Clinical Oncologist & Tentative Instructor of Clinical Oncology, Faculty (tentative), Subspecialty Board of Medical Oncology, JSMO, Board Certified Member of the Japan Stroke Society

Associate Professor

Jyunichi Adachi

Specialty area
Multidisciplinary treatment for malignant brain tumor, awake surgery for brain tumor
Credentials
Board Certified Member of Japan Neurosurgical Society, General Clinical Oncologist / Tentative Instructor of Clinical Oncology, Faculty (tentative), Subspecialty Board of Medical Oncology, JSMO, Certified Physician of Neuroendoscopic Surgery Skill

Associate Professor

Tomonari Suzuki

Specialty area
Multidisciplinary treatment of pediatric brain tumor, neuroendoscopic surgery
Credentials
Board Certified Member of Japan Neurosurgical Society, Certified Physician of Neuroendoscopic Surgery Skill

Senior Lecturer

Mitsuaki Shirahata

Specialty area
Multidisciplinary treatment for malignant brain tumor
Credentials
Board Certified Member of Japan Neurosurgical Society

Professor

Takaaki Yanagisawa

Specialty area
Pediatric brain tumor, retinoblastoma
Credentials
Board Certified Member of Japan Pediatric Society, General Clinical Oncologist

Professor

Takamitsu Fujimaki

Specialty area
Brain tumor in general
Credentials
Board Certified Member of Japan Neurosurgical Society, General Clinical Oncologist / Tentative Instructor of Clinical Oncology