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Neurosurgery 1
Neurosurgery 2

  • Masaaki Uno MD Professor
  • Shigeki Ono, MD., Ph.D., Professor

Main Areas and Themes of Study

The themes are selected from a clinical point of view in order to facilitate the practical application of research to the clinical field and improve the treatment of neurosurgical disorders. They are as follows:

  1. Treatment of carotid artery stenosis; Surgical result of patients with severe carotid artery stenosis is studied. Methods of treatment include carotid endarterectomy and carotid stent. Oxidized LDL level in plasma and plaque of patients with carotid artery stenosis is also studied.
  2. Treatment of brain tumors; The effective various adjuvant chemo-radiotherapies for malignant brain tumor are studied.
  3. Clinical application of intravascular surgery: Indications and techniques are investigated mainly for cerebral aneurysm, carotid artery stenosis, and dural arteriovenus fistula.
  4. Hypertensive intracerebral hematoma; Technical development of endoscopic hematoma evacuation for cerebral hemorrhage is studied.
  5. Head injury; Diagnosis and prognosis of acute head injury by head MRI are studied.

Clinical Features

Our aim is to do our best for acute therapy of neurosurgical disorders. For this purpose, we cooperate with the department of stroke medicine, emergency and anesthesia for the treatment of patients with stroke or head injury.

Stroke conference of our University Hospital

Education for Medical Students and Residents

  1. For second to fourth year medical students, several education blocks are prepared and include surgical therapy, injury and infection, radiological diagnosis and nerves. In these blocks, five staff members of our department teach students about neurosurgical disorders. It is stressed that a fundamental knowledge of surgery, including knowledge of neurology, anatomy and philosophy, are indispensable to understand neurosurgical disorders. Fifth year medical students undergo a training program which is arranged for the practical understanding of neurosurgical disorders, mainly in the neurosurgical ward (as bedside teaching) and the operating room.
  2. For the residents, a program of graduate medical education has been prepared. After the first two-year rotation of the resident program, neurosurgical training starts for 4 years. Clinical and/or basic research is available with appropriate faculty supervision as mentioned above. After this program, all residents are eligible for the board examination for certified neurosurgeons and are expected to pass.