2. Department
  3. Respiratory Medicine

Respiratory Medicine

(1) Overview

Respiratory Medicine has medical care system which is able to respond to various respiratory diseases. (We, however, do not have any beds for infectious tuberculosis patients.) We treat many patients who have lung cancer, interstitial pneumonia, bronchial asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD), nontuberculous mycobacterial infection and pneumomycosis at the outpatient consultation. Also, we treat many patients who have lung cancer, pneumonia and interstitial pneumonia at the inpatient.

(2) Policy

Stay close to the patient’s wishes

Our policy is to provide medical care which is close to the patient’s wishes. We will carefully listen to the patient’s wishes and provide a medical care for each patient according to their wishes.

(3) Our Strengths

Close cooperating system in and out of the hospital

In our department, each staff member, while aiming for rational medical care and leveraging expertise, closely cooperates with others. We have conferences once a week for the outpatients and every day for the inpatients. We also have conferences with Respiratory Surgery and Histopathology once a week respectively, to provide suitable diagnosis and treatment. As for rare respiratory diseases, we provide treatment while closely coordinating with specialists of other medical institutions.

Treating a wide variety of respiratory diseases

There are various causes which can develop respiratory diseases such as lung cancer, infectious disease, and inflammatory disease and so on. Respiratory diseases have a tendency to be caused by combination of these diseases. Pulmonologists, therefore, need to treat various kinds of diseases developed in lungs. From this reason, we work on being able to provide a wide range of standard treatment of respiratory diseases without specializing certain area of expertise. Also, we are trying to next generation standard treatments for intractable respiratory diseases such as cancer and interstitial pneumonia through clinical research.

Message to our patients

Among respiratory diseases, there are many diseases which are difficult to treat, for which the patients need to undergo for a long period of treatment. While we are not able to meet every patient’s wishes, we will give highly accurate diagnosis and explain the medical condition to the patients, while sharing information with each other. Our aim is to provide medical care to the patients with intractable respiratory diseases while staying close to the patient’s wishes.