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General Description

The Department of Surgery II has been offering clinical services in the specialties of cardiovascular surgery (surgical treatment of ischemic heart diseases, valvular heart diseases, great and peripheral vessels, congenital heart diseases, etc.), general thoracic surgery (surgery of the lungs, chest wall & mediastinum) and pediatric surgery. Advanced medical treatment such as Endovascular aneurismal repair using a stent graft(EVAR and/or TEVAR), Transcathetar aortic valve implantation (TAVI), and Robot assisted thoracic surgery (RATS) have been carrying out in collaboration with the department of radiology, of cardiology, and the other divisions. We also conduct research in the above specialties as well as educate and train medical students, residents, and nusing staff.

In addition, we have accepted foreign students from India and China so far and have also been working on international exchange, including short-term training for instructors of medical institutions in China.


MD, PhD, Professor. and Head. Cardiovascular surgery (Adult cardiac surgery, Aortic surgery)
MD, PhD, Associate Professor. General thoracic surgery
Shigeaki KAGA
MD, PhD, Senior Assistant Professor. Cardiovascular surgery
MD, PhD, Senior Assistant Professor. Cardiovascular surgery
MD, Pediatric surgery
Yoshihiro HONDA
MD, Cardiovascular surgery
MD, General thoracic surgery
MD, Cardiovascular surgery
MD, PhD, General thoracic surgery
MD, PhD, Cardiovascular surgery
Tsuyoshi UCHIDA
MD, General thoracic surgery
MD, Cardiovascular surgery
Yuichiro ONUKI
MD, General thoracic surgery

Members of department, 2016 Feb.

Salient features and activities

In clinical services, we cover from neonates to the elderly patients and provide them the most appropriate treatment as per the latest trend in the medical field. Our past records make us enjoy a good reputation among the public and medical faculty. Apart from the regular outpatient clinic, our department also serves as a tertiary referral center and provides emergency medical services, thereby contributing to the health care of the local population.

Numbers of research projects are under way. Long-term results of molecularly-targeted therapy for lung cancer, valvular cardiac surgery in octogenarians are a few to mention among them.

Students of undergraduate and post-graduate medical and nursing schools are given a standard education. Apart from the training in the basic curriculum, they are also given an optimal exposure to the latest developments in the above specialties. We had received some trainees from Asian countries in the past as a part of our contribution to the international exchange.