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 of our department are the following.
– 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.