Centers & Departments

off hours/Emergency

042-984-4177

Phone number

0429844111

Department of Head and Neck Oncology / Ear, Nose and Throat

Medical services and specialties

Our department is the second established specializing in head and neck surgery in Japan in July 2005. We respond to all tumorous diseases excluding brain tumor and spinal cord tumor, etc. on clavicle from upper mediastinum. Since head and neck cancer develops from the region closely related to everyday communication functions, it is important to preserve functions such as voice and swallowing as well as maintenance of life in the treatment. We actively provide treatment in collaboration with the Departments of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Radiation Oncology, and Medical Oncology. Based on surgical treatment, we select radiotherapy (which may be combined with chemotherapy) depending on the type, nature and degree of progression of the tumor. In surgical treatment, we take a policy to try to preserve function and morphology as much as possible when reconstructing the tumor excised site under joint medical examination system with the departments of Ear, Nose and Throat, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

In addition, for advanced and recurrent cancer, jointly with the Department of Brain Surgery, we combine treatments such as skull base surgery, reconstructive surgery, super selective infusion therapy, CyberKnife radiosurgery and the like, seeking the best treatment according to the condition.

Since April 2015, we have established the specialized outpatient clinic of thyroid cancer.


Target diseases

Oral tumor mainly centering on laryngeal tumor, upper / middle / lower pharyngeal tumor, tongue tumor, nose / paranasal sinus tumor such as maxillary tumor, salivary gland tumor such as ear / temporal bone tumor, thyroid tumor, parotid and submandibular gland, etc.

The number of new patients exceeds 600 cases per year. Early detection of head and neck cancers could achieve not only good treatment results but also functional preservation.


Physicians in charge

Professor

Masashi Sugasawa

Specialty area
Head and neck surgery, broncoesophageal, function preservation treatment
Credentials
Board Certified Otorhinolaryngologist, Board Certified Bronchoesophagologist, General Clinical Oncologist (by JBCT) / Tentative Instructor of Clinical Oncology, Board Certified Member / Tentative Instructor of Head and Neck Cancer

Professor

Mitsuhiko Nakahira

Specialty area
Head and neck surgery, voice surgery
Credentials
Board Certified Otorhinolaryngologist, Board Certified Bronchoesophagologist, General Clinical Oncologist (by JBCT), and Board Certified Physician of Head and Neck Cancer

Assistant Professor

Yasuhiro Ebihara

Specialty area
Head and neck surgery
Credentials
Board Certified Otorhinolaryngologist, Board Certified Member / Tentative Instructor of Head and Neck Cancer

Assistant Professor

Yasunao Kogashiwa

Specialty area
Head and neck surgery, organ preservation treatment of head and neck cancer
Credentials
Board Certified Otorhinolaryngologist, Board Certified Bronchoesophagologist, General Clinical Oncologist (by JBCT), and Board Certified Member of Head and Neck Cancer

Instructor

Takahiro Hayashi

Specialty area
Head and neck surgery

Instructor

Hitoshi Inoue

Specialty area
Head and neck surgery
Credentials
Board Certified Otorhinolaryngologist

Instructor

Jyunichi Ishikawa

Specialty area
Head and neck surgery
Credentials
Board Certified Otorhinolaryngologist

Instructor

Yuichiro Enoki

Specialty area
Oral and maxillofacial surgery

 

Naoki Hayashi

 

Kiyomi Kuba

Specialty area
Head and neck surgery
Credentials
Board Certified Otorhinolaryngologist

Assistant Professor

Kazuhiko Minami

Specialty area
Head and neck surgery
Credentials
Board Certified Otorhinolaryngologist, General Clinical Oncologist (by JBCT), Board Certified Member of Head and Neck Cancer

 

Yumiko Shimamura

Specialty area
Oral and maxillofacial surgery
Credentials
Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon