Department Overview

Treatment and Services

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tokushima University Hospital provides treatment and serviced in the following four areas:
 1) Reproductive Medicine
 2) Perinatal Medicine
 3) Gynecologic Oncology
 4) Women’s Health

As the center of the obstetric and gynecological care and medical education in the eastern Shikoku, we have experts in each of these areas, and the quality of care in each area exceeds the national norm.

Statistics:
 • Number of deliveries: approximately 650 cases per year
 • Number of surgeries (reported by the Department of Anesthesiology):
  approximately 500cases per year
 • Number of cases of assisted reproductive treatment: approximately 200 cases
 • Number of outpatients: approximately 150 patients per day
 • Average bed occupancy rate: approximately 90 %
 • Average length of hospitalization: approximately 8 days

Reproductive Medicine

Being the third hospital in Japan to have successfully performed in vitro fertilization, our infertility treatment is among the most highly reputed programs in the country. We practice advanced patient care and conduct progressive research. In particular, health care we provide in areas such as ovulation induction, assisted reproductive treatment, and laparoscopic operation is at the highest level in this country.

Perinatal Medicine

Being the first hospital affiliated to a national university to be designated as a center for comprehensive perinatal care, we provide advanced perinatal care with a practical approach. We are currently an interim training facility of the Japan Society of Perinatal and Neonatal Medicine in the areas of pregnancy complication, fetal medicine, and multiple gestations.

Gynecologic Oncology

We perform top-level surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy for the treatment of gynecological cancer. The quality of the treatment outcome exceeds the national norm. With respect to chemotherapy, we provide treatment in conjunction with other core hospitals in Tokushima. Because of a recent increase in younger patients, we have been actively adopting function-preservation therapy for early stages of cervical cancer using the loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) and laser vaporization, as well as photodynamic therapy (PDT) in some cases. For uterine body cancer, which has been showing a significant increase in recent years, we use laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgeries for selected cases.

Women’s Health

With the rising longevity of women, our goal is to provide total health care to women, including general obstetric and gynecological diseases, menopausal medicine, lifestyle-related disorders, and breast cancer screening, taking the perspective of gender-specific medicine. In particular, our approach to lifestyle-related disorders and breast cancer screening has been drawing attention as a model case of new obstetric and gynecological medicine. Furthermore, in coordination with the Medical Consultation Room for Women in this hospital, we are implementing numerous efforts to improve female medicine.

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