Centers & Departments
- Pulmonary Medicine
- Gastroenterology and Hepatology
- Nephrology, Endocrinology and Metabolism
- General and Gastroenterological Surgery
- General Thoracic Surgery
- Cardiovascular Surgery
- Pediatric Surgery
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Rehabilitation Medicine
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
- Radiation Oncology
- Diagnostic Radiology
- Emergency and Critical Care Medicine
- Dentistry and Oral Surgery
- General Medicine
- Clinical Laboratory
- Diagnostic Pathology
- Memory Clinic
- Second Opinion Service Bureau
- Infectious Diseases
Clinical Facility Departments
- Center for Preventive Medicine
- Apheresis and Dialysis Center
- Center for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
- Cancer Center
- Center for Transfusion Medicine and Cell Therapy
- Institute for Integrated Sports Medicine
- Center for Kampo Medicine
- Center for Medical Genetics
- Immunotherapy Center
- Palliative Care Center
- Surgery Center
- General Intensive Care Center
- Emergency and Trauma Center
Centers for Interdisciplinary Care
- Memory Center
- Center for Perinatal and Pediatric Care
- Neurocutaneous Center
- Breast Center
- Center for Advanced Reproductive Medicine
- Interdisciplinary Pain Center
- Sarcoma and Melanoma Center
- Allergy Center
- Organ Transplantation Center
- Craniofacial center
- Center for Differences of Sex Development
- Diabetes Preemptive Medicine Center
- Center for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome
Treatment Support Departments
Centers for Clinical Research & Education
- Hospital Information System Division
- Division of Clinical Safety
- Division of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control
- Division of Patient Support
- Division of Clinical Liaison
- Office of Radiation Safety
- Center for Supercentenarian Medical Research
- Kenko-Joho-Hiroba: Health Information Plaza
- Hospital Administrative Office
The Department of Pulmonary Medicine provides high-quality medical care for patients with lung diseases or respiratory symptoms, such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), bronchial asthma, respiratory infection, interstitial pneumonia, lung cancer, and sleep apnea syndrome.
Our department provides individually tailored medical care that not only diagnoses and treats respiratory disease, but also supports patients’ rehabilitation to diagnose and treat lung cancer, we hold joint conferences with the Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Department of Radiology, and Department of Diagnostic Pathology. Based on our medical experts’ knowledge and experience, our department provides accurate diagnoses, and proposes the optimal treatment according to the patient’s symptoms. We perform our duties in close cooperation with not only other departments, but also other medical centers.
Using high-level techniques, the Department of Cardiology provides medical services for patients with various cardiovascular diseases, such as angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, arrhythmia, valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathy, heart failure, and congenital heart disease.
“The Department of Cardiology can treat patients in need of emergency care in coordination with other departments (intensive medical care system) 24 hours a day throughout the year.”
In addition to typical cardiovascular treatment for patients with angina pectoris or myocardial infarction, we perform specialized surgeries and other forms of medical services, such as ablation therapy, using advanced devices (e.g., catheters, pacemakers, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators) for patients with various types of arrhythmia, as well as proper postoperative management. Keio University Hospital is a country-leading medical center when it comes to catheterization for cardiovascular diseases, which have previously required surgery.
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
The Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology treats diseases occurring in gastrointestinal tracts, such as the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, small intestine, and large intestine, and deals with disorders involving the liver, biliary tract, or pancreas.
“We provide patient-oriented medical services in cross-sectional cooperation.”
We provide medical care in cross-sectional cooperation with other facilities, such as the Department of General and Gastroenterological Surgery, Department of Radiology, Cancer Center, Center for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy, and Immunotherapy Center. Our clinical personnel are divided into 6 clinical teams, each of which is in charge of the special fields of the upper gastrointestinal tract, lower gastrointestinal tract, oncology, liver, bile duct and pancreas, as well as endoscopy, respectively. Staff members on these teams, who have expertise in Gastroenterology and Hepatology provide healthcare services for both in- and out-patients.
Nephrology, Endocrinology and Metabolism
The Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nephrology provides the following medical services: In the field of kidney disease, we diagnose, treat and prevent the progression of various (chronic) kidney disorders, such as diabetic nephropathy, nephrosclerosis, and renal dysfunction associated with autoimmune disease. Concerning endocrine disorders, we treat diseases in various endocrine organs, such as thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, adrenal gland, hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and gonads. We also provide medical care for patients with obesity, hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, hyperuricemia, arteriosclerosis, renal impairment, or relevant types of cancers.
“Our motto is to provide comprehensive care not only to treat diseases of patients, but also to support their lives.”
We comprehensively treat patients with obesity, hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, hyperuricemia, arteriosclerosis, renal impairment, or relevant types of cancers. We also diagnose and treat adrenal hypertension and adrenal incidentaloma, perform insulin therapy for diabetic patients, and provide general care for patients with metabolic disorders.
The Department of Neurology deals with various diseases that affect the central nervous system (e.g., the cerebrum, cerebellum, brainstem, and spinal cord), peripheral nerves, and muscles.
We treat patients with neurologic diseases through contemporary and leading-edge approaches.
The scope of our medical activities is quite broad; we provide comprehensive medical care for a variety of neurological disorders affecting the central nervous system, peripheral nerves, and muscles. We also have specialty outpatient clinics for patients with stroke, Parkinson disease, dementia, headache, neuroimmunological diseases, multiple sclerosis, or spasmodic disorders requiring Botox injection treatment, all of which are directed by staff members with expertise in each of these fields.
The Department of Hematology provides medical services for those in whom some hematological disorders are suspected, and also for those with a diagnosis of hematological disorders: such as iron-deficiency anemia, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, and hematological malignancies (leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, malignant lymphoma, and multiple myeloma).
The mottos of the Department of Hematology are the following 4 Fs: For the patient, For the team (high-quality team medical care), Fair play (patient-oriented medical care), and Fighting spirit (efforts to achieve the cure of hematological disorders).
The Department of Hematology is a training institute certified by Japanese Society of Hematology, and is also a department for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and collection certified by Japan Marrow Donor Program.
We provide high-quality medical care for patients with various hematological disorders in collaboration with other departments in our hospital.
The Department of Rheumatology mainly targets general rheumatic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, polymyositis, dermatomyositis, scleroderma, angitis, and Sjogren's syndrome.
“The world-leading rheumatology department with mutual interaction between bedside and clinical/basic research for the best use of latest diagnosis and treatment tools.”
Our department, which commonly deals with intractable diseases with an unknown cause, develops evidence-based treatment strategies according to each individual’s symptoms, complications, and social background. Although there have been marked advancements of medicine owing to recent biological drugs, many diseases are still intractable without effective treatment strategies. With this background, we are engaged in basic and clinical researches to provide the optimal medical care based on the latest evidence.
General and Gastroenterological Surgery
The Division of General and Gastroenterological Surgery performs surgery for patients with diseases in digestive organs (e.g., the esophagus, stomach, intestine, liver, bile duct, and pancreas), mammary gland disease, or peripheral vascular disease.
“Our division deals with various both benign and malignant diseases in the field of general gastrointestinal surgery.”
Our medical staff with expertise in the field of general gastrointestinal surgery provide high-quality medical care in teamwork. Examples of these medical services are minimally-invasive laparoscopic or thoracoscopic therapy using advanced techniques, which has been performed since the 1990s, and treatment for markedly advanced, challenging malignant tumors involving multiple organs and vessels, which cannot be treated in other medical centers. In addition, multiorgan illness can be treated by disease-specific teams.
General Thoracic Surgery
“Our division provides surgical treatment for a radical cure with skilled technique and experience.”
The Division of Thoracic Surgery provides a comprehensive outpatient and inpatient service for patients with variety of thoracic diseases including lung cancer, metastatic lung tumors, mediastinal tumors, pneumothorax, nontuberculous mycobacteriosis, empyema, chest injuries, pectus excavatum and chest wall tumors.
Our service ranks among the top academic medical centers in Japan, performing more than 300 major general thoracic procedures annually.
The Division of Cardiovascular Surgery performs operations for valvular disease, coronary disease, congenital heart disease, and aortic disease.
“Our department provides patient-oriented medical care as a leading minimally-invasive cardiovascular treatment center in Japan.”
Using endoscopically assisted small incision, we have actively performed heart surgery without involving sternotomy, which is an advanced version of minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS). As of the end of 2014, we have performed 700 cases of small incision heart surgery, the highest number of cases in Japan. In addition, aortic stent grafting, which was introduced in 2009, is implemented in about 90 cases annually. We have a complete system with which minimally invasive surgery can be performed to treat various types of cardiovascular diseases.
The Division of Neurosurgery mainly provides surgical treatment for brain and spinal diseases, such as brain tumors, cerebrovascular disorder, head trauma, functional disease, and congenital brain disease.
“The Division of Neurosurgery provides top-level neurosurgical treatment.”
Our department, which is experienced in brain tumor surgery, has achieved favorable surgical results. In particular, our skull base surgery is internationally renowned for a high success rate in removing deep skull base lesions, while minimally damaging the brain or nerves. We have also actively performed endoscopic skull base surgery using a neuroendoscope, and functional operations, such as deep brain stimulation. Since 2013, we have employed hybrid operation rooms, which benefit both direct surgery and intravascular treatment.
Pediatric Surgeons treat children of various common diseases or rare intractable diseases by surgical or other technically advanced procedures.
“Our division has highly experienced and skillful medical staff in the field of pediatric surgery. We can diagnose and treat various challenging conditions with congenital and acquired diseases using the latest advances in surgical therapies.”
Our team cooperates with other divisions, such as pediatric, obstetric and general surgical teams, which lead the world in its respective medical field.
As a core department of Keio Children's Hospital and Perinatal Center, we perform several clinical studies, organ transplantation and fetal therapy as well, Our division interacts and share information with other children’s hospitals, such as the National Center for Child Health and Development, and Tokyo Metropolitan Children’s Medical Centers.
The Division of Orthopedic Surgery treats diseases in motor organs, such as bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, spine, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves.
“Our goal is to provide world-class orthopedic surgery based on our fundamental and clinical researches.”
Our division, which is divided into 4 clinical groups (spine and spinal cord, upper limbs, lower limbs, and tumors), performs surgery in coordination with other surgical departments. We actively deal with motor system diseases that are deemed too difficult to treat in other medical centers, and performed more than 1,900 specialized surgeries in 2013. In addition, we provide special outpatient services related to orthopedic surgery, such as osteoporosis outpatient services, athlete outpatient services, and bone metastasis outpatient services.
The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine provides medical treatment and therapeutic exercises for patients with motor impairments caused mainly by dysfunctions in neuro-muscular and/or musculo-skeletal systems.
“Our principle is to restore patients’ impaired functions as much as possible while making the best of their remaining abilities, to enable them to perform activities of daily living and to facilitate their social participation.”
The following medical services are available at our department: pharmacotherapy, neuromuscular or nerve blocks, physical therapy including therapeutic exercises and physical modalities such as heat and electrical stimulation, occupational therapy, speech-language-hearing therapy, orthotic and prosthetic therapy. Our department has a total of 17 physicians (including 13 board-certified specialists), which is the largest in Japan. These professionals diagnose disorders and disabilities using physical and medical diagnostic methods, evaluate patients’ remaining functions, and predict their functional recovery appropriately. Based on these clinical judgments, best therapeutic approach will be provided.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
The Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery mainly treats problems related to the form of the body surface. Examples of these problems are congenital abnormalities in the form of the body surface, deformity or deficits caused by injuries, and a lack of tissues due to the resection of malignant tumors.
“Our department aims to achieve perfect surgeries.”
Our main duty is to compensate for a lack of tissues due to congenital abnormalities, injuries, tumor removal performed through microsurgery, or operations on the skull, jaw, and face, using other tissues. We aim to perform minimally-invasive surgeries to achieve a successful form or functional reconstruction, while guaranteeing that the surgical scar will not be left at all.
The Department of Pediatrics provides advanced care in many specialized fields.
“We provide total medical care for children’s health and well-being.”
We offer our expertise as a part of Keio Children's Hospital and Perinatal Center, in order to provide multidisciplinary medical care for patients whose medical conditions are difficult to be handled by pediatrics alone.
Our department has 12 specialty teams (neurology, endocrinology and metabolism, medical genetics, child psychiatry and mental health, nephrology, neonatology, cardiology, respiratory medicine, hematology and oncology, infectious disease, ambulatory and general pediatrics, and clinical immunology), and they work together to diagnose and treat diseases. We are making efforts to provide total medical care as a team and are dedicated to care of children of all ages.
The department of Obstetrics treats infertility, and other diseases related to pregnancy or childbirth.
Our goal is “supporting the patients and their families going back to their home with smiles.”
Our department treats not only pregnant women, but also for those who desire to become pregnant. We provide a wide range of high-level quality assured medical services, such as treatments for menstrual disorder, infertility, preimplantation diagnosis, prenatal diagnosis, fetal therapy, support for safety and comfortable delivery, and less invasive laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis or uterine myoma. If you have any trouble with those problems, please feel free to visit our department.
We will welcome you and your family.
The Department of Gynecology treats various diseases, such as gynecologic tumors and menopausal disorders.
“Our policy is to support women’s life events and their health.”
We accurately diagnose malignant gynecologic tumors, such as cervical, endometrial, and ovarian cancers based on the latest knowledge, and provide appropriate multidisciplinary treatment in cooperation with other departments. In addition to treatment for common gynecologic symptoms, we perform endoscopic surgery for benign diseases, such as uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and ovarian tumors. Laparoscopic surgery for uterine malignancy, which is approved as advance medical care, and fertility-sparing therapy for endometrial cancer and for early-stage cervical cancer are also available in our department.
The Department of Ophthalmology has experts covering various subspecialties of eye diseases, and provides comprehensive medical care in an established medical system.
“Our Motto is to Provide Patient-friendly Eye Care.”
From state-of-the art corneal transplant using regenerative medicine, to preventive medical care that is based on the idea of anti-aging medicine, our department offers world-class eye care. To provide patient-oriented health care, such as preventing vision loss and utilizing other types of therapies to improve patients’ quality of life (e.g., treatment for dry eye and refractive surgery), we are making efforts in both clinical and laboratory settings.
The Department of Dermatology has a complete system to deal with various diseases related to the skin, nails, and hair. We also consult physicians in other departments when necessary.
“We provide accurate diagnoses and foremost medical care in teamwork.”
In addition to general outpatient services for various diseases, patients can access special outpatient services according to their diseases. We provide comprehensive medicine in coordination with professionals from other fields, if necessary. In addition, patients with severe symptoms, those requiring a thorough examination or specialized treatment, or those who need to rest after surgery can receive inpatient care.
The Department of Urology treats both malignant and benign diseases. Main examples of the former are kidney, urothelial, prostatic, and testicular cancers, and those of the latter are renal failure (dialysis), illnesses requiring renal taransplantation, adrenal tumors, dysuria, urinary incontinence, prostatic hypertrophy, ED, infertility, and pediatric urologic diseases.
“Our department commonly performs minimally-invasive surgery, and provides various special outpatient services.”
In addition to laparoscopic surgery for kidney cancer, prostatic cancer, and adrenal tumors, we actively provide minimally-invasive treatments, such as transurethral enucleation with bipolar (TUEB), which is our new surgical technique to treat prostatic hypertrophy. Our hospital is a country-leading medical center when it comes to this surgery. In addition, patients in need of special outpatient services can consult our medical experts.
Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Our department covers not only the ear, nose, and throat areas, but also the head and neck areas widely, only excluding the brain, spine, and eyes. In particular, the Ear Operation Center, Head and Neck Operation Center, and Laryngeal Operation Center in our department play an important role in treating patients requiring high-level surgery, and more than 1,000 operations are performed annually.
We commonly perform minimally-invasive form- and function-sparing surgery that only requires short-term hospitalization. Operations available in our department are: hearing improvement surgery (e.g., tympanoplasty and stapes surgery) for chronic otitis media, chronic otitis media with cholesteatoma, or otosclerosis, skull base surgery for cranial base diseases (e.g., acoustic tumors and nasal/paranasal sinus tumors), facial nerve decompression for severe idiopathic facial palsy, endoscopic surgery for nasal or paranasal diseases, minimally-invasive surgery for salivary gland tumors, reconstruction for malignant head/neck tumors, and voice improvement surgery for laryngeal diseases. We also treat patients suffering from hearing loss, tinnitus, or hoarseness in cooperation with speech-language-hearing therapists and clinical psychologists.
The Department of Neuropsychiatry diagnoses and treats neuropsychological diseases, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, dementia and related disorders.
“We comprehensively try to understand factors that have led to patients’ psychiatric problems from the aspects of their brain body, mind, and external factors.”
If a patient requires specialized care from other departments or hospitals (, we actively promote interprofessional coordination accordingly. Our department has the long history in the field of neuropsychiatry in Japan, and places importance on the traditional psychiatric symptomatology. Also, we introduce multiple neuroimaging technologies including MRI, SPECT, PET and NIRS. We not only provide appropriate pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy, but also adjust patients’ environmental and social factors.
The Department of Radiation Oncology mainly performs cancer radiotherapy.
In collaboration with various other departments, the best treatment strategy is selected for each individual patient from a wide range of both definitive and palliative options. We are equipped with two linear accelerators used to deliver external beam radiotherapy. 3D-CT planning is utilized to create treatment plans, and for selected cases, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) are also frequently offered. We have a brachytherapy suite furnished to provide both low-dose-rate interstitial radiation therapy for prostate cancer, as well as high-dose-rate intracavitary radiation therapy for cervical cancer. For patients with painful bone metastases, intravenous injection of the radioisotope Strontium is available.
The department of diagnostic radiology provides high quality imaging diagnosis and image-guided interventional service. We contribute to the patients' care by supporting clinicians’ treatment strategy decisions through various imaging modalities such as conventional radiography, angiography, computer-assisted tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasonography, and nuclear medicine (SPECT & PET). Our board-certified radiologists have a wide range of experience, allowing us to cover the comprehensive field of imaging diagnosis. We also contribute to the patient’s care by accurate image-guided biopsy or minimally invasive image-guided treatment such as endovascular therapy and ablation. Our interventional radiology team, consisting of highly experienced radiologists, is boasting a top class number of clinical cases in Japan. Furthermore, we support imaging diagnosis of our Center for Preventive Medicine.
Our goal is to establish ourselves as a department that provides a sense of security for and encourages strong relationship with every department in our hospital.
The Department of Anesthesiology gives anesthesia and general care to patients undergoing surgery, treats severely-ill patients in the General ICU, and provides specialized diagnosis and treatment for those with chronic or postoperative pain at the Outpatient Pain Clinic.
“Our duty is to protect patients from pain caused by surgery, injuries, or infection.”
We perform about 8,000 cases of anesthesia annually for various operations. Skilled anesthesiologists with abundant experience in various medical fields conduct anesthetic management in coordination with many education base hospitals. In addition, the Respiratory Management Outpatient Services diagnoses and treats sleep apnea syndrome, and other diseases that require home-based respiratory management.
Emergency and Critical Care Medicine
The Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine is our hospital’s emergency medical service unit, and treats all patients transferred by ambulances.
“Our department is available 24 hours a day throughout the year.”
An annual number of approximately 10,000 patients are transferred to our hospital by ambulances, which is a predominant number of patients among hospitals in Japan. We have a complete system, with which attendings with emergency medical specialty are on site 24 hours a day, in order to provide emergency care regardless of the patient’s disease/injury, the severity of their disease/injury, and age. After treating a patient in our department, we provide them with specialized treatment early in coordination with specialists from other departments, if necessary. We are also capable of treating severely-ill patients, including inpatients and those with multiple injuries.
Dentistry and Oral Surgery
The Department of Dentistry and Oral Surgery performs oral and maxillofacial surgeries of diseases in oral and jaw region, and provides dental care for patients having systemic problems like diabetes and heart trouble.
The department separates into parts of oral and maxillofacial surgery unit and dentistry unit. Both units operate in close cooperation with another medical departments.
The oral and maxillofacial surgery unit performs difficult tooth extraction, dental implantation, and treats mucositis, swelling of the mouth and jaws induced by infection and various benign and malignant tumors, as well as protruding, intruding and missing jaws.
The dentistry unit mainly provides dental care for patients having systemic diseases, and treats jaw pain and inability to open the mouth, and performs teeth-straightening.
We also provide special outpatient services for patients with periodontal disease, temporomandibular disorder and facial pain, oral mucosal diseases, or dental prosthesis of artificial dentures.
The Department of General Medicine, which was established in June 2014, uses cross-sectional knowledge to provide various medical services for patients who have not been given a diagnosis.
“Patients who are not sure which department to consult can visit our Department.”
We provide outpatient medical care for patients without a referral letter, and those who are not sure which department to visit. Our department, which deals with not only common diseases, but also relatively rare illnesses, treats patients based on the comprehensive medical knowledge and appropriate examinations so that they will be able to achieve a better QOL.
The Department of Clinical Laboratory performs all laboratory tests requested by other departments.
“Our principle is to promptly perform reliable, high-quality, and patient-oriented laboratory tests, provide accurate information, as well as support our hospital’s medical care, research, and education using our hospital’s specialty.”
Sample testing to analyze blood, urine, feces, or body fluids, and tests to examine biological functions (physiological examination), such as those of the heart, lungs, and nerves, are available 24 hours a day throughout the year. To provide patients and other departments with high-quality services, we have employed a quality management system that was developed based on the requirements of ISO15189, which is an international standard for clinical laboratories.
The Diagnostic Pathology produces samples using specimens submitted from other departments, and observes them macroscopically or microscopically to give a definitive diagnosis.
“We perform an annual number of about 20,000 cases of sample collection (e.g., biopsy), which is a predominant number among university hospitals in Japan.”
Of these cases, approximately 1,200 are accounted for by intraoperative rapid histological diagnosis, which is performed to identify carcinoma in resection margins, or lymph node metastasis. When dealing with challenging cases, pathologists and clinicians in our hospital hold thorough discussions, and, if necessary, they consult professionals from other medical centers. Full-time pathologists and professors of the Laboratory for Pathology make both general pathological and organ-specific diagnoses in rotation. Patients’ treatment strategies will be determined based on the diagnoses made by our department.
The Memory Clinic specializes in treating patients with dementia, such as forgetfulness and poor judgment.
“The Memory Clinic is a specialized outpatient facility operated by the Departments of Neuropsychiatry and Neurology, and specifically treats dementia.”
Our main duty is to diagnose and treat early dementia. Patients with Alzheimer's disease or Dementia with Lewy Bodies most commonly visit our clinic, but those with mild cognitive impairment (stage prior to dementia) are also seen frequently. We also accept patients with moderate-to-severe dementia, evaluate their disease conditions, and provide instructions for care and Long-term treatment. An appointment is necessary for the first medical examination.
Second Opinion Service Bureau
The Second Opinion Service Bureau gives patients, who have received a full explanation of their diseases in another medical center, advice on their diagnoses and treatment strategies, based on the information provided by their attending physicians.
We provide second opinions that patients can refer to when determining their treatment strategies with their attending physicians. A second opinion is a process in which patients seek an opinion from doctors other than their attending physicians, in order to choose the best treatment with confidence, and deepen their understanding of their diseases and treatment methods. A patient referral document (referral letter) from your attending physician is necessary, as we do not perform examination or therapy.
The main duty of the Clinic for Infectious Diseases is to give medical care and consultation to HIV-infected patients, and to treat patients with adult respiratory infections, such as tuberculosis and atypical mycobacterial infection. The Vaccination Outpatient Services is also available (every Monday) to patients in need of specialized care.
“In Keio University Hospital, which is designated as a Tokyo AIDS care core base hospital, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, professors of the Laboratory for Microbiology and Immunology, social workers, and counselors provide medical care in teamwork. We also help patients to obtain an identification booklet for the physically disabled, and to apply for public funds for medical fees.”
The Division of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control is in charge of the treatment of infected inpatients, and nosocomial infection control. In the Clinic for Infectious Diseases, which is an outpatient section of the center, we appropriately diagnose and treat various infectious diseases, and administer necessary vaccinations in order to control infections. Patients can also access the Vaccination Outpatient Services (by appointment only), which is a specialized facility at the center.
Center for Preventive Medicine
“The Center for Preventive Medicine performs health check-up (not covered by health insurance), with the aim of prolonging patients’ Hhealthy Lifespan.”
Our center is characterized by accurate examinations performed by staff members with abundant experience in medical practice, and a complete system with which patients are followed up in cooperation with other facilities in our hospital.
We usually accept only those who understand Japanese. If you do not understand Japanese but desire to consult our center, please ask your intermediary who speak Japanese to call us. We will then arrange a meeting to inform you of some important matters. For example, the consultation fee for such individuals costs approximately double the standard fee, it is necessary to bring an interpreter, and our rules about consultation should be followed.
Apheresis and Dialysis Center
The Apheresis and Dialysis Center provides hemodialysis for patients with acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease, and also performs apheresis therapy to treat multiple diseases including myasthenia gravis, pemphigus, and inflammatory bowel disease.
“Our center performs various types of dialysis and apheresis therapies, mainly hemodialysis for renal failure.”
We provide hemodialysis for inpatients, as well as outpatients. In addition, various types of apheresis therapies are available in our center, such as immunoadsorption therapy for autoimmune disease, and plasma exchange. We are in close coordination with other departments to provide optimal services.
Center for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
The Center for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy performs both upper and lower endoscopic screening tests, diagnoses inflammatory bowel disease using an endoscope, and provides endoscopic treatment for patients with malignant tumors.
“Our motto is to perform foremost endoscopic examination, diagnosis, and therapy, with minimum invasion, in coordination with other departments.”
The Center for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy comprises 4 sections covering the following domains: upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, lower gastrointestinal endoscopy, pancreatic and biliary tract endoscopy, and bronchoscopy. Patients can receive advanced endoscopic diagnosis and treatment from not only staff of the center, but also physicians from other in-hospital facilities, such as the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of General and Gastroenterological Surgery, Cancer Center, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, and Department of General Thoracic Surgery.
The Cancer Center provides comprehensive medical care under cross-sectional cooperation with all the departments specialized in diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
“This Cancer Center is a headquarter of comprehensive cancer care in our hospital equipped with specialized Outpatient Services for diagnosis and treatment of various types of tumors, the Palliative Care Outpatient Services, and Cancer Rehabilitation Outpatient Services, and owns one of the biggest outpatient chemotherapy offices in Japan.”
The Cancer Center comprises the sections of: 1) outpatient chemotherapy, 2) radiotherapy, 3) research and development of minimally-invasive therapies, and 4) rehabilitation. Our center has the Ambulatory Services for First-Visit Cancer Patients to give prompt and accurate diagnoses. Cancer treatment is provided along with resolution of associated problems in interprofessional cooperation among healthcare providers (physicians, nurses, and pharmacists) with expertise in various types of cancers, physical therapists, dentists, dental hygienists, and social workers.
Center for Transfusion Medicine and Cell Therapy
The Center for Transfusion Medicine and Cell Therapy performs blood transfusion therapy to support surgery and the treatment of hematologic disease, and provides cell therapy, which is one of the leading-edge medicines to regenerate organs and tissues, using mainly blood cells.
The center is equipped with aseptic cell manipulation laboratories, in which our researchers are engaged in the development of novel cell therapies in coordination with other departments, in order to practically use these therapies as regenerative medicine or immunotherapy.
Blood transfusion therapy is a process in which healthcare providers preserve patients’ own blood for surgery, conduct blood typing and cross matching test, and manage their blood products. In cell therapy, collected cells are used to support various medical services, such as peripheral stem cell transplantation. Our center is also certified as a facility in which peripheral stem cells are collected from living unrelated donors enrolled in the Japan Marrow Donor Program.
Institute for Integrated Sports Medicine
The Institute for Integrated Sports Medicine provides two unique outpatient services, “Athlete Service”, and ”Exercise Therapy Service”.
The ”Athlete Service” targets both professional and recreational athletes who are keen to return to sports activities. This service consists of not only treatment for the injury or disease itself, but also instructions for early return to sports activities, such as physical and mental training of one's whole body and sports nutrition…
The ”Exercise Therapy Service” prescribes personalized exercise program for various diseases or for pre-disease conditions. We firstly evaluate the physical strength of the patient, such as aerobic fitness, muscle strength, and flexibility, and provide the most suitable, personalized exercise prescription from view-points of both internal medicine and orthopedic surgery.
Center for Kampo Medicine
On the basis of the principles of Kampo medicine (traditional Japanese herbal medicine), we treat patients with symptoms and diseases that are difficult to treat with Western medicine (e.g., allergy and atopic dermatitis).
“We make the best use of Kampo in modern medical care.”
Our physicians who have completed training in both Western and Kampo medicines provide medical care based on the traditional diagnostic methods of Kampo, such as pulse, tongue, and abdominal diagnoses. We give diagnoses and prescribe Kampo medicines to patients while paying careful attention not to single symptom or disease, but to their whole body and systemic constitutions.
Center for Medical Genetics
The Outpatient Clinical Genetics Center provides genetic counseling on congenital disease, prenatal diagnosis, and hereditary tumors. We, perform relevant genetic testing, and give consultation to those who are concerned that they or their children might develop the same genetic disease as their family members.
“To meet the various needs of patients with genetic diseases and their families, our center has board-certified physicians in medical genetics.”
Togerther with the MD-geneticists, genetic counselors, work closely with the patients and their families. Genetic testing is offered if deemed necessary. If genetic disease is suspected in those without any diagnosis, whole genome testing may be offered on research basis.
The Immunotherapy Center specializes in the treatment of immunologic disease using biological drugs in cross-sectional cooperation with other departments.
“Our center is the country’s first ever facility to use biological drugs for therapeutic and research purposes.”
Infusions or subcutaneous injections of biological drugs are performed to treat immunologic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and psoriasis. We work in teamwork with physicians with expertise in immunologic disease, nurses, and pharmacists from various departments, such as the Department of Rheumatology, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Dermatology, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Department of Hematology, Department of Ophthalmology, and Department of Pulmonary Medicine.
Palliative Care Center
Palliative care is a multidisciplinary approach for people with serious illnesses. Our mission is to help alleviate patients’ suffering and to promote patients’ and their families’ quality of life. Interprofessional teams of nurses, pharmacists, doctors and other health professionals work together to meet complex medical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families.
- Our trained staffs will
- Treat your physical and emotional symptoms such as pain, nausea, dyspnea, fatigue, depression and anxiety.
- Help you maintain comfortable, independent and active life as much as possible.
- Connect you to support services that may be helpful to your daily living.
- Coordinate care and treatment with your primary doctors.
The Surgery Center performs regular and emergency operations for both in- and out-patients.
“We have performed more than 14,000 cases of in- and out-patient operations combined, which is a predominant number in Japan.”
We provide safe and high-quality treatment and nursing care in coordination with surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, pharmacists, clinical technologists, radiologists, sterilization experts, janitorial workers, and relevant distributors. To perform various types of surgeries, we own a total of 23 operation rooms, each of which has different functions. In October 2014, we began to employ hybrid operation rooms equipped with a multi-axis angiography device, which are noted by many professionals.
General Intensive Care Center
The General Intensive Care center provides various types of intensive medical care for acute-phase severely-ill patients, including patients who have undergone surgery and those with internal diseases.
“The General ICUs, which has professionals qualified by the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine, is available 24 hours a day.”
In February 2011, the General ICUs was renewed along with the establishment of 10 special ICUs and 10 high care units (HCUs), and we have worked in interprofessional cooperation with nurses, clinical technologists, and physical therapists. To manage severely-ill patients, we are employing advanced life-support machines, such as extracorporeal circulation devices and circulatory support equipment.
Emergency and Trauma Center
The Emergency and Trauma Center at Keio University Hospital is committed to treating all emergency patients regardless of severity, adopting a North American approach to emergency care.
Emergency physicians, resident doctors, and dedicated ER nurses are on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and always provide safe, high-quality emergency medical care through Keio’s unified team approach to medicine.
Additionally, center has assembled an internal support system that aids in seamless collaboration between all of the medical departments at the hospital. The Emergency and Trauma Center, as a Disaster Base Hospital in Tokyo, also serves as a center for medical rescue activities in the event of disaster.
The Memory Center is an outpatient clinic specializing in treatment for patients with symptoms of dementia, such as memory loss and poor comprehension.
The main goal of the center is the early diagnosis and treatment of dementia, but it also treats patients with moderate to severe dementia, assessing their condition and providing guidance on treatment and long-term care.
A main feature of the center is its interdisciplinary structure, which currently comprises seven attending physicians from the Department of Neuropsychiatry and three from the Department of Neurology. Treatment by a neuropsychiatrist or neurologist depends on each patient's condition. The center has established methods of medical care that emphasize objective evaluation of cognitive functions using various tests of higher brain functions. In addition, the two departments regularly hold joint conferences to thoroughly examine cases and improve the level of care provided at the Memory Center.
Center for Perinatal and Pediatric Care
At our center, all clinical departments taking care of women and children work together to provide advanced and safe medical care for a wide range of diversifying conditions in womanhood, perinatal period, and childhood. Clinical experts thoroughly manage medical conditions in patients who hope to become pregnant and who are already pregnant, so that every patient can go home with a smile. For maternal complications and fetal abnormalities, every clinical department cooperates to choose the best treatment for the mother and the fetus (neonate), and we commit to do our best to meet our patients’ needs. For sick babies, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) staffs will provide necessary care and treatment. For various problems occurring as the child grows, professional staffs from specialties engaged in pediatric healthcare (Pediatrics, Pediatric Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery, Neurosurgery, Urology, Orthopedics, Plastic Surgery, Clinical Genetics, Anesthesiology, Radiology, Dentistry and Oral Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology, Dermatology, and Ophthalmology, etc.) work together and collaborate to deliver the most advanced team care, and support the child’s health and bright future alongside each family.
Neurocutaneous Center at Keio University Hospital is an intrahospital organization that provides advanced and high-quality medical care as a single functional unit to individuals and their families with neurocutaneous syndromes including tuberous sclerosis and neurofibromatosis type 1. The center is comprised of pediatrics, urology, pediatric surgery, obstetrics, dermatology, the institute for advanced medical research, plastic and reconstructive surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonary medicine, psychiatry, neurology, ophthalmology, the center for medical genetics, and breast surgery.
Besides providing the best medical care, the Neurocutaneous Center at Keio University Hospital aims to develop new treatments for neurocutaneous syndromes, and to contribute to the training of the next generation medical professionals who are well versed in the diagnosis, treatment and research of neurocutaneous syndromes.
At the Keio University Hospital Breast Center, we aim to provide first-rate personalized care to all breast cancer patients. We consider it our mission to fulfill an important social role in treating breast cancer with our hospitable medical team, comprised of breast care nurse specialists as well as other nursing and pharmaceutical experts in cancer care.
The remarkable pace of recent developments in breast cancer treatments has significantly transformed many aspects of cancer care. While it has been common practice for surgeons to treat breast cancer, it is now essential that experts cooperate across various medical departments to apply these new developments in patient care.
At the Keio University Hospital Breast Center, we not only treat breast cancer patients, but also leverage the expertise of each doctor in order to address any surrounding issues. This helps us to better understand the root of patient struggles and anxieties and then alleviate them. Furthermore, we have developed an infrastructure that greatly contributes to the continued improvement of medical safety, one that shares patient information with the entire center at regularly held conferences to quickly and efficiently identify any potential risks.
Breast cancer treatments and follow-ups can often take months, or even years, but during that time the Keio University Hospital Breast Center will always respond with the highest expertise and warmest hospitality. We promise to do our utmost to ensure the health and safety of all breast cancer patients.
Center for Advanced Reproductive Medicine
In Japan, the median age at first marriage has risen by more than three years in the last two decades amid the country’s declining birthrates and more individuals choosing to marry later in life. There has been a rapid increase in the number of women unable to conceive due to age-related factors even without infertility symptoms. The number of assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycles in Japan has quadrupled in the past 10 years, and more than 5% of all babies are born using ART. As more women join the workforce and marry later in life, the number of families with no children or one child is increasing. For women who may only be able to conceive and give birth once, there is more demand from both families and society for advanced reproductive and perinatal care, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), microsurgical testicular sperm extraction (microTESE), assisted hatching, oocyte activation, and preimplantation and prenatal genetic testing. On the other hand, marrying later in life is leading to an increase in the number of cancer patients who have not given birth, hence preserving fertility amid cancer treatment is also becoming more important for patients. Going forward, “the Center for Advanced Reproductive Medicine” hopes to fulfill the hospital’s social mission of responding to a broader range of needs in reproductive medicine; we can provide cancer treatment and fertility treatment at the same facility, as well as integrated support for fertility treatment and pregnancy treatment, including regional collaboration. Furthermore, as a medical institution with the function of conducting research, development, evaluation, and training on advanced medicine, we would like to engage in advanced medical care.
*Keio University Hospital is an ART facility registered with the Japanese Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (facility no. 13077). ART procedures such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) and embryo transfer will be registered with the society.
Interdisciplinary Pain Center
In 2018, the Interdisciplinary Pain Center was launched for management of refractory pain in Keio University Hospital. The Interdisciplinary Pain Center sees a variety of different diagnoses including acute pain after surgery or trauma, chronic low back pain, headache, neck pain, arthritis pain, neuralgia, fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and many more. Our interdisciplinary approach, housed in a single location, includes traditional therapies as well as interventions that will help to improve not only the patient’s physical but also emotional well-being. Professional staffs with specialties of pain treatment (Anesthesiology, Orthopedic surgery, Psychiatry, Neurology, and Rehabilitation medicine) provide these strategies including individual-based pharmacotherapy, nerve blocks, spinal cord stimulation, radiofrequency ablation, mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy, physical and exercise therapy, sleep modification, pacing strategies, and relaxation techniques.
In recent years, with the progress of cancer treatments, there has been an increase in the number of patients who can expect long-term survival even if the cancer has spread to distant organs. The same holds true for bone metastasis, so it is crucial to proceed with treatment without compromising the physical ability needed to perform daily tasks.
Bone metastases, depending on their location, nature, and size, can also cause fractures from weaker-than-normal external forces and can lead to neurological symptoms (paralysis, numbness, pain, etc.). The main purpose of the Center for Bone Metastasis Management(CBMM) is to manage bone metastases, prevent associated symptoms, and take appropriate actions to deal with existing symptoms to minimize the impact on the lives of our patients.
Consultation with the physician treating the patient’s primary tumor is required in order to be seen at the CBMM. The center will bring together the expert opinions of the primary physician with experts in the departments of Orthopedic Surgery, Radiology, Palliative Care, and Rehabilitation to propose a personalized treatment tailored to the patient.
Sarcoma and Melanoma Center
The center strives to provide sarcoma and melanoma patients with the best possible treatment through interdepartmental reviews of multidisciplinary treatments that include chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgical treatments. Treatments are centered on the departments of Orthopedic Surgery, Dermatology, Gastroenterology, General and Gastroenterological Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Gynecology, and Urology as well as related departments that include radiology (diagnosis and treatment) and pathology.
The Allergy Center provides multidisciplinary care for common allergic diseases, such as hay fever, food allergies, asthma, and atopic dermatitis, many of which can emerge in a single patient.
The center consists of allergists in the departments of dermatology, pediatrics, ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology, and internal medicine and provides comprehensive and highly specialized allergy treatments.
For example, the center provides medical care for patients with the following conditions:
(1) Complications of multiple allergic diseases
(2) Severe or refractory allergic disease(e.g., Refractory atopic dermatitis after adequate topical steroids. Severe asthma needs oral steroids despite high doses of inhaled medication)
(3) No definitive diagnosis but is suspected of having an allergic disease(e.g., the patient experiences discomfort in the tongue and throat when eating certain foods or has swallowing difficulties or chest pains, but the cause is unknown)
Organ Transplantation Center
At the Organ Transplantation Center, liver and small intestine transplantations are handled by the Department of Surgery (Division of General and Gastroenterological Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery), and kidney transplantations are handled by the Department of Urology. In addition, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is leading the way in preparations for uterus transplantation as a new medical treatment.
Seamless coordination between all departments and divisions is essential for executing these kinds of organ transplants. The multidisciplinary Organ Transplantation Center was established to further improve the quality and efficiency of transplantation care at Keio University Hospital and to provide patients with ever safer and more secure organ transplants.
Since 1981, the Craniofacial Center has been treating patients who were born with craniosynostosis and other craniofacial anomalies. Initially, patients were treated by each department independently, but because of the uncommon and highly specific nature of craniofacial disorders, their treatment requires a high degree of specialization and cooperation between various departments. For this reason, team medicine is often practiced in Western countries, but there are still very few facilities in Japan that are able to provide the same level of patient-centered care.
Here, patients born with craniofacial anomalies can receive advanced, high-quality medical care from a highly specialized team of pediatricians, neurosurgeons,and plastic surgeons.
Center for Differences of Sex Development
Differences of sex development (DSD) is defined by congenital conditions in which development of chromosomal, gonadal, or anatomical sex is atypical. DSD can manifest in a variety of ways, from undescended testes or hypospadias to extremely atypical external genitalia that present major challenge regarding sex assignment. DSD is classified into three categories, 46,XY DSD, 46,XX DSD, and sex chromosomal DSD. Most cases require hormone replacement therapy or genital surgery, and importance is placed in long-term medical or surgical follow-ups.
The Center for Differences of Sex Development (CDSD) is the first center for multidisciplinary care in Japan established to treat all kinds of DSD, regardless of urgency, for patients of any ages. CDSD provides multidisciplinary care for DSD, expanding and improving on treatments that have been available since the 1990s.
CDSD has established specialized outpatient clinics centered around the Departments of 1) Pediatrics, 2) Urology, 3) Nephrology, Endocrinology and Metabolism, 4) Pediatric Surgery, 5) Obstetrics and Gynecology, 6) Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and 7) Neuropsychiatry, as well as the 8) Center for Medical Genetics. CDSD also works with nurses and clinical psychologists to provide multidisciplinary and cross-sectional medical care. The center not only offers medical and surgical treatment options for sexual dimorphism but can also assist in choosing the legal sex for newborn babies with atypical external genitalia and provide support for those dealing with gender dysphoria (or gender incongruence).
Overview of Medical Services Provided by CDSD
1) Sex-assignment Surgery of Internal and External Genitalia
CDSD coordinates with the surgical departments in performing sex-assignment surgery, such as urethroplasty, orchiopexy, clitoroplasty, labiaplasty, and partial urogenital mobilization (PUM).
2) Hormone Replacement Therapy
CDSD coordinates with the internal medicine departments in providing treatments consistent with the assigned sex and in accordance with the condition and severity of the disorder, including androgen, gonadotropin, estrogen, or progestin replacement therapy and Kaufmann therapy.
3) Genetic Counseling
Clinical geneticists provide patients and parents with any genetic information they wish to receive, such as the recurrence rate for future siblings and subsequent generations.
4) Assistance in Assignment of Legal Sex
Some DSDs discovered in the neonatal period are considered emergent conditions that require rapid testing to determine legal sex. CDSD is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for newborns with DSD that require such urgent care. Each department in this multidisciplinary center works together to provide medical treatment and accurate medical information for patients and their families.
(Reference) Article 49 of the Family Register Act states that “a notification of birth shall be submitted within 14 days thereof.” However, it is not uncommon for newborns with DSD to exceed the 14-day deadline for determining legal sex. For these cases, notification of birth may be submitted on the 15th day or later with a doctor's certificate. CDSD has extensive experience handling such cases where notification of birth was submitted even after 15 days and has a system in place to provide support for new parents.
Diabetes Preemptive Medicine Center
“Preemptive medicine” is different from conventional medicine that is centered on disease and symptomatic treatment. It refers to personalized preventive medicine that minimizes the impact of disease by preventing the onset of disease itself through interventions that are tailored to the needs of each patient at an early stage before onset. We aim to control the progression of diabetic complications through preemptive medicine in the field of diabetes. Patients with diabetes each have their own unique backgrounds and circumstances. With type 2 diabetes, we aim to prevent the onset and progression of diabetes by improving lifestyle habits that can cause the onset of the disease, treating obesity, and protecting the function of beta cells in the pancreas, which are responsible for producing insulin. For patients with type 1 diabetes or unstable blood glucose control, we use state-of-the-art insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring devices to provide detailed blood glucose management tailored to each patient. Our center is staffed by doctors of nephrology, endocrinology and metabolism, ophthalmology, obstetrics, pediatrics, sports medicine, orthopedics, neuropsychiatry, dermatology, and vascular surgery, as well as nurses, pharmacists, laboratory technicians, and dietitians. And we have specialized outpatient clinics for type 1 diabetes, obesity, genetics, and foot care. We aim to provide preemptive medical care that is individually tailored to each patient and fulfill our social mission as a leader in diabetes care.
Center for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome
HBOC (Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome) is a genetic disease in which a patient is born with inherited alterations (pathogenic variants) in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, which predisposes the patients to breast, ovarian, prostate, and pancreatic cancers. In addition, since these genetic variants are inherited not only by the patients themselves but also by their families, follow-up with the families is also required. Therefore, it is necessary for multiple departments to collaborate and provide cross-disciplinary treatment for HBOC. Furthermore, the number of patients diagnosed with HBOC is expected to increase in the future due to the expansion of indications for new drugs targeting the BRCA gene in ovarian, breast, prostate and pancreatic cancers and the increase in diagnostic opportunities. The HBOC Center will strengthen the collaboration among the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Department of General and Gastroenterological Surgery, the Department of Urology, the Center for Medical Genetics, and the Cancer Center, and will strive to provide the most appropriate medical care for patients and their families by sharing patient care details, conducting comprehensive surveillance, supporting patients including their families, and providing professional genetic counseling.
Department of Nursing
The Department of Nursing provides patients advanced treatment with nursing care based on our experience and knowledge.
We respect the patients as who they are not only there medical back grounds but also pay attention to what they care the most in their lives.
We work as a team with other professionals so that each patient can achieve their goal to improve ones QOL.
Department of Pharmacy
The Department of Pharmacy dispenses and manages drugs; explains them to patients; collects, evaluates, and provides medical information; and prepares in-hospital formulations and combined injections.
“Our department plays an essential role in guaranteeing the quality and safety of our team medical care.”
Each department has fixed pharmacists, who provide pharmaceutical education and design prescriptions in active and appropriate manners. As staff members of team medical care, our pharmacists fully demonstrate their specialty in cancer treatment, nutrition support, infection control, treatment for HIV-infected patients, palliative care, and operations at the Tumor Center. We also play an important role in routine in- and out-patient medical services, and operations at the Inpatient Center.
Catering and Nutrition Office
The Office for Food and Nutrition provides meals according to the patient’s disease condition from medical, nutritional, and hygienic aspects.
“On the basis of advanced nutrition knowledge and using safe ingredients, we provide meals and nutrition management according to each patient’s disease condition and nutritional status.”
As members of team medical care, we treat in- and out-patients’ diseases and symptoms, as well as provide them with dietary therapy and nutrition education. At the request of physicians, our registered dietitians provide patients with dietary instructions according to their disease conditions and lifestyles.
Office of Biomedical Engineering
The Center for Medical Engineering manipulates and checks life-support machines under the instruction of physicians.
“To provide foremost medical care, we work in cooperation with physicians and nurses from various fields, while trying to obtain new relevant information to improve our performance.”
A clinical engineer is a specialist who has knowledge and techniques about medical equipment engineering, as well as medical knowledge. These professionals support patients’ circulatory, respiratory, and metabolic systems. Specifically, we work in operation rooms and ICUs, and handle affairs that involve pump-oxygenator, artificial ventilator, intracardiac catheter, arrhythmia, blood purification, and medical equipment management. In addition, physicians are on night duty every day to deal with emergency cases.
Office of Radiation Technology
Department of Radition Technology performs imaging-based diagnostic testing, radiotherapy, and complete medical examination under the instruction of radiodiagnosis experts and radiotherapists.
“We provide safe medical care based on accurate imaging data.”
Our office is divided into 3 sections covering the following domains: 1) radiography, ultrasonography, Gastroenterography, Angiography, 2) CT and MRI, as well as 3) Radiation oncology, nuclear medicine, and the Preventive Medicine. We generate accurate imaging-based diagnostic data using advanced medical devices (e.g., MDCT, 3T-MRI and PET-CT), perform accurate therapies with Linac, and provide accurate imaging study data with a special focus on preventive medicine. Technicians with professional qualification are also appointed to our office.
Office of Clinical Laboratory Technology
Clinical and Translational Research Center
It is well known that world-class research in life science and basic medicine is conducted in Japan, but such excellence doesn’t guarantee the development of innovative new drugs or medical devices. To facilitate the clinical development of intra- and extramural candidates derived from basic research in laboratories, and to deliver them to bedside without delay, Keio University Hospital established the Clinical and Translational Research Center in August 2014.
The center advances early-stage research by allowing for closecoordination between the divisions of Translational Research and Clinical Research, as well as by providing support for collaboration with external researchers through the Division of Network Support. In October 2015 we added the divisions of Public Relations and Clinical Education and Training, and established a comprehensive research and development support system to ensure that the results of basic research are able to be delivered to bedside safely and effectively.
Clinical Research Administration Center
The Clinical Research Administration Center (CReA) was established as an aide to the hospital’s Director on the duties stipulated by laws and in ethical guidelines for clinical research. CReA ensures the proper conduct of human medical research, such as clinical trials, that conform to the Mission and the Code of Conduct for Clinical Research of the hospital.
To achieve these objectives, the CReA pledges to:
1) develop and implement education/training programs on ethics and essential issues for clinical research
2) conduct audits and other activities for quality assurance of clinical research
3) provide reviews on safety information, including adverse event and disease reports, related to clinical research
4) perform tasks necessary to comply with the laws, regulations, and ethical guidelines applicable to clinical research
5) fulfill other tasks as directed by the Director General
(Excerpt from the regulations of the Clinical Research Administration Center, Keio University Hospital)
The CReA has also established the following divisions to carry out the tasks as listed above:
1. Division of Research Integrity and Administration
2. Division of Licensure Education
Postgraduate Medical Education Center
The Postgraduate Medical Education Center is responsible for all forms of early clinical training.
“Our center has enthusiastic staff members, who provide programs with which participating young doctors can develop basic clinical skills.”
The Postgraduate Medical Education Center is characterized by: 1) personnel’s abundant experience in clinical practice; 2) a training system with which participants can obtain the latest knowledge and develop necessary clinical skills through instructions from enthusiastic and excellent instructors; and 3) flexible training programs in which young doctors can select their training departments according to their future career plans (career path). The aim of clinical training program is not only to obtain basic knowledge and develop medical skills, but also to learn ideas and principles about medical care.
Hospital Information System Division
Division of Clinical Safety
In the Medical Safety Measures Office, all staff members have safety awareness, and perform comprehensive and cross-sectional activities, in order to ensure that safe medical care is provided in cooperation between patients and healthcare providers.
“Our motto is to provide advanced and safe medical care.”
Medical accidents are reported to the relevant parties using the Incident Report Form. In the case of a medical accident, we promptly deal with it, clarify the cause, consider countermeasures against similar accidents, and familiarize hospital staff with these measures to prevent accident recurrence. To ensure safe medical care for patients, we work in cooperation with the Division of Patient Support.
Division of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control
The Division of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control, which is an interprofessional unit comprising various types of professionals (e.g., physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and clinical microbiological technologists), is in charge of the treatment of nosocomial infection, and the adoption of appropriate infection control measures in our hospital.
“We perform our duties, such as holding seminars, in coordination with not only in-hospital facilities, but also other medical centers. Our center also shares important information with these hospitals.”
We closely monitor nosocomial cases of severe infectious diseases, and keep track of microorganisms that are important in terms of in-hospital infection control, in order to adopt appropriate approaches at the time of any infection-related incidence. The Ambulatory Services for Infected Patients, which is an outpatient unit of our center, diagnoses and treats various infectious diseases (e.g., respiratory and HIV infections), and administers vaccinations to patients, in order to reduce infection cases as much as possible.
Division of Patient Support
Division of Clinical Liaison
The Inpatient Center helps hospitalized patients to stay in our hospital with safe and ease.
“We provide safe, integrated, and consistent services to help patients admitted from community medical facilities (including outpatients) to be discharged, and resume their lives as outpatients or healthy community residents.”
We guarantee the quality and safety of our medical services from patients’ admission to discharge, in interprofessional teamwork with various healthcare providers, such as physicians, certified nurses, nurses who manage patients’ discharge, nurses in charge of patients’ anamneses, social workers, pharmacists, and clerical workers responsible for patients’ admission and transfers to another bed. In addition, we have original systems to manage hospital beds, patients’ discharge, and their transfers to another medical center, as well as to differentiate drugs.
Office of Radiation Safety
The Office of Radiation Safety Management is in charge of the management of individuals and radioisotope (RI) facilities, in order to prevent RI- or radiation-related accidents.
“Our office independently ensures radiological safety within and outside our hospital.” The Office of Radiation Safety Management is one of the first radiation management facilities in Japan. We provide radiation workers with safety education, investigate their adherence to the radiation-related regulations, control radiation exposure, inspect hospital staff’s working environments, and perform checkups for relevant parties, in order to ensure the safety of the public and our facilities.
Center for Supercentenarian Medical Research
The motto of the Center for Supercentenarian Research is to support a healthy and long life in cooperation with basic research units and other in-hospital facilities, in order to develop novel preventive medical care and health promotion approaches to better meet the super-aging society.
We have knowledge base and research bioresources from people aged ≥100 years, in order to support the super-aging society.
We promote healthy-longevity research on people aged ≥110 years using abundant samples obtained through nation-wide surveys, and comprehensive epidemiologic studies of people aged ≥85 years, conduct preventive medical research through comprehensive activities (studies, education, and medical care) regarding those aged ≥100 years, and educate human resources to become multidisciplinary healthcare providers, who can contribute to the development of medical care that better meets the super-aging society. We are recruiting people aged ≥108 years who can cooperate in our research.
Kenko-Joho-Hiroba: Health Information Plaza
In the Kenko-Joho-Hiroba (Health Information Plaza), patients and their families can access information on diseases, examinations, diet, nutrition, and drugs through various sources, such as books, magazines, brochures, and the KOMPAS (Keio Hospital Information & Patient Assistance Service). The KOMPAS is our original source of medical and health information, which is accessible on the hospital’s website or available through PCs in the plaza. We also provide moving images featuring the university’s valuable rare book collections and historic photos.
Hospital Administrative Office
The Hospital Administration Office schedules appointments, accepts receptions, receives payment, and claims medical fees.
“Our motto is to provide high-quality services, and guarantee that patients are satisfied with our performance.”
Operations related to medical affairs are taken care of by contracted business partners, and administrative work is mainly performed by our full-time personnel. Our duty is to facilitate hospital’s operation. For instance, we smoothly guide patients to offices that they need to visit, appropriately deal with medical bills and payment, support the optimization of patients’ medical records, ensure that our physicians are not heavily burdened, carefully manage and analyze digital medical data to properly use them for the hospital’s operation, support hospital staff’s cooperative work, and optimize relevant matters (e.g., discloser of medical records).