Digestive Diseases Center, Showa University Koto Toyosu Hospital

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Greetings, Our credo

Welcome to the Digestive Diseases Center, Showa University Koto Toyosu Hospital Official Webpage.

This is a brand-new hospital of Showa University which opened in March 24, 2014. Showa University has more than 90-year history with 7 affiliated hospitals including us.

In our Digestive Diseases Center at Showa University Koto Toyosu Hospital, we aim to provide the state-of-the-art treatment for patients suffering from various digestive diseases. Our team expertise covers a wide variety of gastroenterological and GI-surgical diseases, including esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, colon cancer, hepatobiliary carcinoma and inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

Our Credo and position:

  • Dr. Shusuke Kamijyo, one of the founders of Showa University, said, “Complete honesty and sincerity for the patient (至誠一貫) is our priority.” Today, this is a slogan of Showa University. We care for patients with unlimited effort and a sincere mind. We always think foremost about the patient’s benefit.
  • As experts in Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, we deliver high quality care to our patients with the pride of one of the world’s leading groups in the field.
  • Our clinical team includes both gastroenterologists and surgeons together. This close relationship allows us to collaborate in the care of the patient and to provide the most effective treatment. Even when patients are referred for surgery, in some cases, we may direct further studies and recommend a minimally invasive or non-surgical approach.
  • We scientifically collaborate with medical industries to develop and utilize brand-new, highly sophisticated devices.
  • We take great care of our patient to minimize discomfort during diagnosis and treatment.
  • We provide high quality treatment not only to local patients, but also to patients from around the world. We have treated patients from USA, UK, Australia, Europe, and Asia with the same high quality we provide to Japanese patients.
  • Our Digestive Diseases Center collaborates very closely with other specialties, such as the cardiovascular disease center in our hospital, to offer comprehensive, high-quality medical care.

Cancer Board for Gastrointestinal Cancer

Our tumor board team consists of clinical oncologists, radiologists, gastroenterologists, hepatologists, endoscopists, and surgeons who discuss cases from a multidisciplinary point of view and recommend the best treatment options for advanced cancer patients.

World Top Class Endoscopy Suite

If gastrointestinal cancer is found in the early stage, it can be cured by endoscopic (non-surgical) resection. Our endoscopists are keen to establish minimally invasive treatment for various gastrointestinal diseases. In terms of EMR (Endoscopic Mucosal Resection), we are one of the pioneers in this field (Cap-EMR, 1993). This has advanced to ESD (Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection). Numerous EMR/ESD procedures are carried out as a daily part of our clinical practice. A world-famous endoscopic procedure, POEM (Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy), was developed by our team in 2008 and first reported in 2010.

High-level Endoscopic Surgery Operating Theater

Most digestive surgery in our center is performed by minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic surgery, thoracoscopic surgery, endoscopic surgery, or a combination of these procedures). We have a strong collaboration with industries to create an ideal endoscopic surgery system. In order to complete this mission many expert surgeons and gastroenterologists work together as part of a single medical unit.