There is a state-of-the-art Endoscopy Department at Kanazawa Medical University Hospital. It is headed by Professor Tohru Itoh, MD, PhD.
There are 6 endoscopy (examination) rooms, an X-Ray operation room, a bronchoscopy room, a therapeutic endoscopy room. The endoscopy rooms are equipped with Olympus® EVIS LUCERA video systems, and 3 rooms (including therapeutic endoscopy room) are also equipped with electrosurgical Erbe® appliances.
A reception area, a comfortable waiting area with a TV set, a cosy recovery area, a treatment (preparation) room with a TV set for patients, a separate wardrobe both for men and women, a treatment room (containing all drugs and medicines), a record room for doctors with PCs, a decontaminating area are available on the premises of the Department. All rooms and areas are equipped with a central air-conditioning system.
The main directions of scientific work are diagnostics and treatment of early GI cancer as well as GI cancer screening. The department serves as a base for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students of the Kanazawa Medical University and not only.
The staff of the Endoscopy Department consists of 5 dedicated endoscopists, 8 nurses, 2 receptionists and a Secretary. It is the responsibilities of gastroenterologists and surgeonst to examine patients as well. About 30-40 gastroscopies and sigmoidoscopies and 4-5 colonoscopies are performed per day on average. All endoscopic investigations are conducted with intravenous sedation.
|The plan of the Endoscopy department with some admissions|