|The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Juntendo University was inaugurated in 1968, and general thoracic disease was mainly dealt with at that time. Since Professor Hosoda took office in 1984, cardiovascular surgery has started in its full scale. Especially, our unit has been a pioneer of coronary artery surgery.|
In July of 2002, our department was divided into two sections, the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and the Department of General Thoracic Surgery, when Dr. Amano came into office as the first professor of the former. Since then, the case volume kept increasing year by year, and it almost reached 600 cases in 2007. Now our department is one of the largest units of cardiocvascular surgery in Japan.
We address off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) and mitral valve plasty with excellent results. In recent years, aortic surgery has also become our forte. In congenital cardiac surgery, we approach correction of complex cardiac anomaly.