Providing medical care one step ahead
"Medical care one step ahead" of the Tobu Hospital, which puts the patient first
At our hospital, we place great importance on the QOL of patients and pursue medical care that will satisfy patients and their families.
We support early recovery and rehabilitation with a treatment method that does not burden the body, and we will be close to each person with "custom-made treatment" based on standard treatment.
In addition, we have introduced new technologies with the aim of "one step ahead of medical care" and propose the optimal treatment method for patients from a large number of options.
Robot-assisted surgery Da Vinci
Precise and delicate work is accurate
Less bleeding and faster recovery
Delicate work is required in prostate surgery, where blood vessels and urethra run like a mesh. Since Da Vinci's robot arm can move more delicately than human hands, it is possible to perform precise work such as suturing thin urethra and detaching nerves and blood vessels. It has smaller wounds, less bleeding and less pain than open surgery, so it is characterized by quick recovery after surgery.
Target diseases of Da Vinci surgery
- Prostate cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Gastric cancer
- Benign uterine disease
- Pyeloureteral junction stenosis
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Endometrial cancer
- Mediastinal tumor
- lung cancer
Free medical care
- Rectal cancer
Reached 1000 cases of Da Vinci surgery
In January 2021, the number of cases operated by the surgery support robot "Da Vinci" reached 1000 (the photo is a souvenir of reaching 1000 cases).
Our hospital will continue to actively incorporate the latest technology and contribute to improving the quality of surgery.
Learn Surgical support robot Da Vinci with Robo-te kun
There are effective treatments that are less burdensome to the body.
One of them continues to evolve with the skills of Da Vinci and doctors.
Robotic Surgery Center / Masaru Ishida
Each patient has different medical conditions and needs, such as "I was told that surgery is difficult because I have a chronic disease," "I don't want to be hospitalized," "I'm worried about side effects," and "It's difficult to go to the hospital." By introducing advanced medical treatment such as surgery support robot "Da Vinci", robot-type radiotherapy device "Cyberknife", and "sealed brachytherapy", Tobu Hospital selects a custom-made treatment method for each individual. It is possible to. Since its introduction in 2012, "Da Vinci" has been operated on about 1,000 patients, and "Brchytherapy" has been operated on more than 300 patients since its introduction in 2007, and good treatment results have been obtained. All the staff are confident and proud to provide the best medical care to patients, so please feel free to contact us.
Radiation therapy cyberknife
Accurately determine the position by CT examination and make an irradiation plan
At our hospital, we have introduced a CT device for pre-examination of radiation therapy, which is rare in Japan. Examinations using the latest CT device can make an irradiation plan that accurately grasps the location of the cancer and minimizes damage to the surrounding normal tissues.
Shoot only cancer cells with Cyberknife
In April 2011, we introduced the high-precision robot-type radiotherapy device "Cyberknife". Sufficient radiation can be pinpointed only to cancer cells, and it has been used for cancers in a wide range of areas such as lungs, liver, pancreas, prostate and kidneys as well as the brain and head and neck.
Features of Cyberknife
The automatic tracking system checks the position of the patient being treated by taking images and breathing. Even if the patient moves, it will automatically follow the target cancer and correct its position. There is no pain due to the treatment, and the treatment can be done in 1 to 5 outpatient visits, so it can be compatible with everyday life such as work and housework.
"Radiation therapy", which is a diagnostic technique before irradiation
Our hospital has one of the best technologies in Japan and rare in the world.
Radiation Oncology / Nobuhiro Tsukamoto
At our hospital, the position of the nidus is accurately grasped by the latest CT devise, so it is possible to perform radiation therapy with the minimum effect on the normal part. In addition, Cyberknife, introduced in 2011, can pick off cancer cells from various directions. Taking advantage of its features, our hospital is also focusing on the treatment of metastatic cancer. Cancer that has spread to the whole body is generally considered difficult to treat, but since it is possible to irradiate the nidus with pinpoint radiation in our radiation therapy, even if there are multiple metastases to the whole body, it will be able to treat less burden on the body.
24/7 support unique to tertiary emergency medical institutions
Stroke is a illness that 1 minute and 1 second affects life. Our hospital, which is a tertiary emergency medical institution, has set up a hotline that can respond immediately to contact from the ambulance team in cooperation with the emergency medical system of Yokohama City. We have a system to deal with the time-consuming hyperacute medical care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Providing the latest stroke treatment
When a stroke occurs, treatment to dissolve the blood clots in the blood vessels should be started within four and a half hours of the onset. At our hospital, we offer the latest technologies such as "t-PA therapy" to dissolve blood clots and "coil embolization" to prevent rupture of cerebral aneurysms to treat stroke.
Intensive treatment by "Cranial Nerve Center" and "Stroke Care Unit (SCU)"
脳血管神経内科／脳血管外科／脳血管内治療科からなる脳神経センターの各分野において高い技術を持った専門医が24時間体制で治療にあたり、Stroke Care Unit という脳卒中専用の集中治療室でケアしています。
Stroke treatment competing for 1 minute 1 second
Specialists are on standby 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, aiming for the best prognosis without paralysis
Senior Executive Assistant to the President / Michiyuki Maruyama
By starting treatment for stroke as soon as 1 minute and 1 second, we are now in an era where patients' symptoms can be further improved. In our hospital, Neurology and Neurosurgery work together, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, we have established full preparation for system so that specialists perform the advanced treatment at any time. In Yokohama City, emergency patients are transported to hospitals that provide hyperacute care, such as our hospital. After the treatment is completed, we have a local medical cooperation that allows you to continue treatment and rehabilitation under the guidance of a local teacher and contact us if something goes wrong. When you receive stroke treatment at our hospital, please feel free to leave it to us.
Minimally invasive catheter treatment
Less burdensome to the body and can be treated by elderly people.
"Transcatheter aortic valve treatment TAVI" and "percutaneous mitral valve insufficiency repair system MitraClip" in the field of valvular heart disease treatment. Actively adopting epoch-making devices such as "percutaneous left atrial appendage closure system WATCHMAN" that can prevent stroke. These can only be used in facilities where certain skills are recognized. We are proud of one of the best achievements as a top runner in catheter treatment.
Wider range of treatment options
Valvular heart disease is a condition in which the "valve" in the heart does not function properly, and has been increasing in recent years due to aging and other factors. It is suitable for patients who have given up treatment because it is difficult to replace the valve by conventional surgery due to physical weakness or chronic illness.
Supported by a "heart team" that transcends the boundaries of clinical department
In 2012, we formed a "heart team" consisting of doctors, Registered Nurse, Pharmacist, radiologists, etc. in Cardiovascular Surgery and Cardiology. In order to make the treatment safe and successful, we propose the most suitable treatment method for each patient by team medical care that transcends the boundaries of clinical department and occupations, and support until after the treatment.
Palpitations, shortness of breath, easy to get tired etc...
Consult the Valvular Heart Disease Treatment Center before the subjective symptoms of valvular heart disease become stronger.
Valvular Heart Disease Treatment Center Cardiology / Yoshihiro Yamawaki
Valvular heart disease is a condition in which some of the four valves in the heart are damaged and cannot function as they should. When the valve is damaged, the heart cannot send enough blood to the whole body, resulting in heart failure. The main symptoms are "shortness of breath," "palpitations," "chest pain," "dullness," and "swelling." Some people have few subjective symptoms and are diagnosed with heart murmurs or abnormal electrocardiograms caused by auscultation at the time of examination.
The Valvular Heart Disease Treatment Center first conducts outpatient examinations on such patients to diagnose the degree of heart failure and the presence or absence of valvular disease. If you know valvular disease, we will select and explain the treatment method that suits the patient from (1) drug adjustment, (2) catheter treatment, and (3) heart surgery. Our hospital not only has a wide range of treatment menus for valvular heart disease, but also supports a wide range of people with diabetes, cancer, and other illnesses by taking advantage of the general hospital.
A wider range of medical practices than conventional Registered Nurse is possible
Since April 2015, "Nurse Practitioner" have been active in our hospital. A Nurse Practitioner is a Registered Nurse can perform 38 medical treatments stipulated by law under the instructions (runbook) of a doctor after receiving two years of advanced practical nursing education at a graduate school according to the national regulations. increase.
To reduce the pain of the patient as soon as possible
At our hospital, we aim to provide more timely medical care according to the patient's condition by setting up a Nurse Practitioner. In addition, Nurse Practitioner have become key persons in team medical care, and we are working to improve nursing skills throughout the hospital.
I want to provide the necessary medical care to patients as a "Nurse Practitioner"
Nurse Practitioner / Hiroshi Kondo
To maintain the current quality of medical care even after 2025, when the baby boomer generation enters the elderly, it is required that Registered Nurse will be trained to practice a wide range of advanced medical knowledge and some medical practices on a timely manner, and "Registered Nurse Specific Action Training System" started in 2015. In the United States, there is a "Nurse Practitioner (NP) system" that can autonomously provide medical treatment as advanced Registered Nurse, and the Nurse Practitioner system is introduced with reference to this. We are confident that our presence in the medical field will help us to "provide the medical care that patients need when they need it." In the future, we will work to raise awareness of this work and train juniors.