Centers & Departments

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042-984-4177

Phone number

0429844111

Department of Respiratory Surgery

Medical services and specialties

In the Department of Respiratory Surgery, diagnosis and surgical treatment of lung cancer, pneumothorax, mediastinal tumor, pleural mesothelioma, metastatic lung tumor, chronic pyothorax etc. are provided.

Surgery for such as spontaneous pneumothorax, pulmonary benign tumor, mediastinal tumor and metastatic lung tumor is almost operated with thoracoscopic surgery, and for primary lung cancer, this technique is also introduced and the number of procedure is on an increasing trend year by year.

On the other hand, we perform various expansion operations: excision en bloc using prosthetic grafts for advanced primary lung cancer and mediastinal tumor, reconstruction of the chest wall by prosthesis after bronchogenesis / angioplasty and resection of chest wall meridian, and furthermore total pneumonectomy for pleural mesothelioma. Extended dissection is also performed for lymph node metastasis of primary lung cancer.


Target diseases

Lung cancer, metastatic lung tumor, lung benign tumor (hamartoma, sclerosing hemangioma, etc.), sequestration of lung, pulmonary arteriovenous fistula, mega-emphysematous pulmonary cyst, nontuberculous mycobacteriosis, pulmonary mycosis, pneumothorax, hemothorax, empyema, pleural mesothelioma, mediastinitis, mediastinal tumor, myasthenia gravis, trachea / bronchial trauma/ tumor/ stenosis, chest wall trauma / tumor, and diaphragmatic hernia, etc.


Physicians in charge

Associate Professor

Hironori Ishida

Specialty area
Surgery for lung cancer / mediastinal tumor, thoracoscopic surgery, surgical treatment of pneumothorax / inflammatory lung disease
Credentials
Board Certified Surgeon of the Japanese Association for Chest Surgery, Board Certified Surgeon, Board Certified Member of the Japanese Respiratory Society

Associate Professor

Hirozo Sakaguchi

Specialty area
Enlarged lymph node dissection / multidisciplinary treatment of advanced lung cancer, surgery for mesothelioma of pleura, intrathoracic thermochemistry perfusion therapy, airway stenting
Credentials
Board Certified Surgeon of the Japanese Association for Chest Surgery, Board Certified Surgeon, Board Certified Member of the Japan Society for Respiratory Endoscopy, Board Certified Member of the Japanese Respiratory Society, General Clinical Oncologist (by JBCT)

Assistant Professor

Hiroyuki Nitanda

Specialty area
Surgery for lung cancer, thoracoscopic surgery, PDT (photodynamic therapy) for hilar-type lung carcinoma of early stage
Credentials
Board Certified Member of the Japanese Association for Chest Surgery, Board Certified Surgeon, Board Certified Member of the Japan Society for Respiratory Endoscopy

Instructor

Akito Yanagihara

Specialty area
General / gastrointestinal / respiratory surgery
Credentials
Board Certified Surgeon

Assistant Professor

Ryo Taguchi

Specialty area
General / gastrointestinal / respiratory surgery
Credentials
Board Certified Surgeon

 

Tetsuya Umesaki