Yamagata University Hospital


Installation of the State-of the Art Endoscopic Operation Center

"The State-of-the-Art Endoscopic Operation Cente" is a unique facility in Japan that was installed in the hospital attached to the faculty of medicine in April 2015 for the purpose of developing methods for using endoscopic operation that are more useful for patients than conventional open operation as well as new applications of it by integrated efforts of the faculty of medicine and further transferring the concept and skills of endoscopic operation to students and young doctors thorough education.

So far, endoscopic operation has been introduced independently and various operation technique s have been developed in many clinical departments including otolaryngology, chest internal medicine, surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics departments as well as digestive-organ internal medicine and surgery. This center controls all clinical departments that perform endoscopic operations and will be in charge of governance of endoscopic operations in the hospital. Furthermore, in order to implement safer and more certain endoscopic operations, we are aiming at mastering skills of endoscopic operations, which require various levels of techniques ranging from those for standard operations to those for operations that require high-grade specialty, by receiving trainings corresponding to the required level of skills and further understanding the concept of the patient operation.