The Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine comprises the divisions of peri-operative anesthetic management and treatments for various types of chronic pain.
The Peri-operative Anesthetic Management Division performs preoperative evaluations, anesthesia during surgery, and postoperative analgesia. Using various anesthetic methods (general anesthesia, spinal anesthesia, epidural anesthesia, various nerve blocks), we deal with all kind of surgeries.
The Division of Pain Medicine provides systemic treatments for various types of acute and chronic pain by mainly using different kinds of nerve blocks (epidural block, satellite ganglion block, and others) combining medication or rehabilitation.
Diagnosis and treatment policy
Our treatment motto is “Safety First”. We always pursue to provide the most appropriate treatment and high quality, compassionate care to every patient.
Regarding anesthetic management, we provide anesthesia during all kind of surgeries, except for cardiac surgery (we do not have a cardiac surgery service).
In the Division of Pain Medicine, we treat all kinds of acute and chronic pain; neuropathic pain (nerve injury pain), migraines, disc herniation, cervical spondylosis, musculoskeletal pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), pain-related illnesses (cancer pain, arteriosclerosis obliterans), and other. We also treat various neuropathies such as facial nerve palsy and sudden deafness.
Regarding anesthetic management, we had approximately 3100 cases (260 / month) in 2013.
In the Division of Pain Medicine, we had over 8000 cases (770 / month, 60-70 / day) in 2013.