Division of Specialized Surgeries have been launched in April 2015, which consists of 2 clinical departments in the Medical Hospital:
- Division of Breast Surgery
- Division of Pediatric surgery
Research topics in the area of breast surgery include: 1) search for driver genes and new biomarkers using cancer gene panels, 2) AI-based diagnostic imaging (in collaboration with the Department of Radiology), 3) evaluation of skin blood flow after breast surgery, and 4) research on the localization of breast cancer TILs using immunomultiplex staining methods.
Research projects in the field of pediatric surgery include (1) anatomical analysis of blood vessels in the upper extremities and (2) telemedicine using smartphones. (1) is performed non-invasively using a newly developed vascular transmission device. This will be clinically applied to the safe insertion of peripherally inserted central venous catheters. (2) will be incorporated into day surgery and is being performed in cooperation with other departments and the nursing department.
Main objective in the graduate course is to bring up the well-rounded surgeons who has international and scientific feelings.
Clinical Services & Other Works
The Breast Surgery Department performs 120-150 surgeries per year. All breast cancer cases are treated in a joint conference (every Wednesday) by the four departments of surgery, radiology, plastic surgery, and pathology to determine the treatment plan.
Pediatric Surgery treats a wide range of pediatric surgical conditions other than heart and head, from neonates to carry-over adults. We are committed to minimally invasive treatment, including the safe insertion of central venous catheters in affected children using a novel device, the vascular permeation device.