Centers & Departments

off hours/Emergency

042-984-4177

Phone number

0429844111

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery

Medical services and specialties

Our department mainly responds to adult cardiovascular disease in general (including peripheral vascular). Aiming at minimally invasive treatment of patients, we perform at least 98% of single coronary artery bypass surgery for ischemic heart disease with off pump bypass, without using cardiopulmonary bypass. In addition, our department is equipped with the latest hybrid operating room which can provide simultaneous combination treatment of catheter treatment and surgical operation. Being first across the country, we perform TAVI (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation) aggressively. Furthermore, in medical procedure, we actively provide the treatment with ventricular assist device for severe heart failure that cannot keep hemodynamics, and in July 2010 we received certification as a heart transplant facility, and in September of the same year we performed the first case of the transplantation. In March 2011, our hospital became an implementation facility for an implantable ventricular assist device and we are positively implanting artificial heart for patients waiting for heart transplants. In our department, unless there are complications to be excluded from the surgical procedure, low left heart function and chronic maintenance dialysis patients are also considered to be operative indication, especially open surgery for dialysis patients’ accounts for 10% out of total cases.


Target diseases

Ischemic heart disease (angina, myocardial infarction complications), acquired valvular disease, aortic disease (true aortic aneurysm, dissecting aortic aneurysm), severe heart failure (heart transplant, ventricular assist device implantation), other heart diseases (adult congenital heart disease, cardiac tumor, etc.) and peripheral vascular disease (arterial occlusive disease, deep vein thrombosis, varicose vein, etc.)


Physicians in charge

Professor

Akihiro Yoshitake

Professor

Hiroyuki Nakajima

Specialty area
Ischemic heart disease, valvular disease
Credentials
Board Certified Cardiovascular Surgeon, Board Certified Surgeon

Professor

Atsushi Iguchi

Specialty area
Heart transplant, ventricular assist device
Credentials
Board Certified Instructor of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery, Board Certified Transplant Surgeon, Board Certified Surgeon, Practitioner of Implantable Ventricular Assist Device

Professor

Toshihisa Asakura

Specialty area
Aorta including catheter treatment, peripheral vascular
Credentials
Board Certified Instructor of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery, Board Certified Instructor of Japan Surgical Society, Board Certified Surgeon, Board Certified Cardiovascular Surgeon, Board Certified Cardiologist, Board Certified Angiologist, Board Certified Instructor of Thoracic Stent Graft, Board Certified Instructor of Abdominal Stent Graft

 

Chiho Tokunaga

Instructor

Jun Hayashi

Instructor

Akitoshi Takazawa

Specialty area
Adult cardiovascular surgery in general
Credentials
Board Certified Surgen

 

Takashi Hashimoto

 

Yuto Hori

 

Fumiya Chubachi

Professor

Takaaki Suzuki

Specialty area
Surgical treatment of congenital heart disease, organ transplant, hybrid treatment
Credentials
Board Certified Cardiovascular Surgeon, Board Certified Cardiovascular Surgical Training Instructor, Board Certified Instructor / Surgeon of Japan Surgical Society, Board Certified Transplant Surgeon

Associate Professor

Ayumu Masuoka

Specialty area
Surgical treatment of congenital heart disease, adult congenital heart disease, ventricular assist device
Credentials
Board Certified Cardiovascular Surgeon, Board Certified Cardiovascular Surgical Training Instructor, Board Certified Surgeon