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The Hospital of National Center for Child Health and Development

The National Center for Child Health and Development Research Hospital is a National Advanced Medical Center specializing in childhood, perinatal period, and maternal care. Our mission is to collaborate with the institute to practice healthcare to foster a healthy next generation. Therefore, not only doctor's departments covering all fields of pediatric internal and pediatric surgery, but also fetal department, department of obstetrics including infertility department, and maternity internal medicine are equipped.
Departments and Centers
  • Children's Cancer Center
  • Neurology
  • Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Organ Transplantation
  • Gastroenterology
  • Cardiology
  • Pulmonology
  • Nephrology and Rheumatology
  • Immunology
  • Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medical Genetics
  • Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Urology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Dermatology
  • General Pediatrics & Interdisciplinary Medicine
  • Fetal Medicine
  • Neonatology
  • Pedodontics/Orthodontics (Dentistry)
  • Neurosurgery
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Pediatric Emergency and Transport Services
  • Palliative care
  • Psychosocial Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Anesthesia, Pain Control, Adult Anesthesia
  • Obstetrics
  • Obstetric Anesthesia
  • Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Reproductive Medicine and Maternal Care / Immunology
  • Maternal Medicine
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Women’s Health
  • Radiology
  • Clinical Laboratory Medicine
  • Pathology

Children's Cancer Center

We provide the highest quality of care to all children with cancer by promoting clinical trials and developing innovative treatments.

Diseases

  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Langerhans cell histiocytosis
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Wilms tumor
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Bone and soft tissue sarcoma
  • Brain tumor
  • Spinal cord tumor

Treatments

  • Chemotherapy
  • Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
  • Tumor biopsy
  • Tumor exision

Neurology

We will diagnose, treat, care and follow all peripheral and central nervous system disorders in children.

Diseases

  • Epilepsy
  • Headache
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Dystonia
  • Guillan- Barre syndrome
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Congenital myopathy
  • Tic disorders

Treatments

  • Antiepilptic drugs for epilepsy
  • Intrathecal Baclofen infusion for hypertonia in cerebral palsy and dystonia
  • Medication for headache
  • Immunosuppressive therapy for mutiple screlosis
  • Immunosuppressive therapy for Guillan-Barre syndrome and myasthenia gravis
  • Medication for tic disorders

Endocrinology and Metabolism

We cover almost entire field of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes and make precise diagnosis and treatment based on clinical and molecular basis in multidisciplinary team-base approach.

Diseases

  • Growth disorders
  • Disorders of sex develoment
  • Sex maturation
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Skeletal disorders
  • Inherited metabolic disorders

Treatments

  • Hormone replacement
  • Hormone suppression
  • Growth hormone therapy

Organ Transplantation

Our center mainly performed pediatric living liver transplant centers, 58 cases in 2016. Kidney, intestine, and hepatocyte transplants are also performed.

Diseases

  • Cholestatic liver disease
  • Metabolic liver disease
  • Acute liver failure
  • Neoplastic liver diseases
  • Autoimmune liver disease
  • Cirrhosis

Treatments

  • Living donor liver transplantation
  • Living donor kidney transplantation
  • Living donor intestine transplantation
  • Hepatocyte transplantation

Gastroenterology

Division of Gastroenterology takes care of gastrointestinal condition of chidren. We have particular strength in diagnosis and management of inflammatory bowel disease.

Diseases

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Helicobacter Pylori Infection
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Juvenile Polyp
  • Polyposis Syndrome

Treatments

  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Endoscopic Treamtment of Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Polypectomy

Cardiology

We provide multimodal diagnostics and medical care for various heart diseases that occur in fetuses, neonates, children and adolescents, focusing on minimally invasive management.

Diseases

  • Congenital heart diseases
  • Neonatal heart diseases
  • Fetal heart diseases
  • Myocardititis
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Pulmonary hypertension

Treatments

  • Catheter intervention
  • Fetal cardiac intervention
  • Ventricular assist device
  • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging
  • Fetal echocardiography

Pulmonology

We specialize in children's respiratory problems. Our specialties are protracted cough, stridor or wheezing in infants, recurrent pneumonias, congenital airway anomaly and endoscopy.

Diseases

  • Recurrent pneumonias
  • Obstructive bronchiolitis
  • Sinobronchial syndrome
  • Laryngomalacia
  • Cystic lung disease
  • Pulmonary hemosiderosis
  • Subglottic hemangioma
  • Interstitial pneumonia

Treatments

  • Laryngoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchography
  • Bronchoalveolar lavage
  • Prophylactic long-term antimicrobial therapy

Nephrology and Rheumatology

We provide evidence-based care to all children who suffer from kidney and rheumatology diseases with expertise of clinical practice and research.

Diseases

  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Chronic nephritis
  • Congenital anomaliesof the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT)
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • Dermatomyositis (DM)

Treatments

  • Steroid and immunosuppressive therapy
  • Dialysis
  • Living donor Kidney transplantation

Immunology

Our division specializes in primary immunodeficiency diseases and autoimmune diseases. We manage susceptible patients and develop innovative treatments.

Diseases

  • Primary immunodeficiency disease
  • Autoinflammatory disease
  • Autoimmune disease

Treatments

  • Prophylactic treatment for infection
  • Cytokine therapy
  • PEG-ADA enzyme replacement therapy
  • Biological agents
  • Immunomodulator therapy

Allergy

Intractable severe allergic diseases including atopic dermatitis, asthma and food allergy have been comprehensively treated based on accurate differential diagnosis and innovative therapy.

Diseases

  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Food allergy
  • Eosinophilic gastroentelitis
  • Psychogenic coush/wheezing
  • Urticaria
  • Drug allergy
  • Pollen allergy
  • Latex allergy

Treatments

  • Oral food challenge test
  • Airway hyperresponsive inspection
  • Expiratory nitric oxide test
  • Proactive therapy for severe atopic dermatitis
  • Behavioral therapy for atopic dermatitis and bronchial asthma
  • Behavioral therapy for psychogenic cough and vocal cord dysfunction
  • Oral immunotherapy for food allergy
  • Six food elimination therapy for eosinophilic gastroentelitis
  • Behavioral therapy for functional gastroentelitis

Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases specialist board certified in both Japan and the U.S. accepts patients with complex infection related problems.

Diseases

  • Congenital infections
  • Recurrent fevers

Treatments

  • Molecular diagnositics of infectious diseases
  • Treatment of congenital infections with antimicrobials

Medical Genetics

We provide comprehensive medical genetic consultation and services to patients with chromosomal abnormalities, multiple congenital anomaly syndromes, metabolic disorders and skeltal dysplasias.

Diseases

  • Chromosomal abnormality
  • Lysosomal disease
  • Genetic diseases

Treatments

  • Chromosomal test
  • Genetic testing
  • Enzyme replacement therapy

Surgery

Our center is a national hospital for children and more than 600 cases per year have been treated. We have many stuffs who have the experience to work abroad.

Diseases

  • Respiratory diseases
  • Digesitive diseases
  • Urological diseases
  • Diseases of reproductive organs
  • Neonatal diseases
  • Solid tumors
  • Congenital anomalies.

Treatments

  • Surgical treatment

Cardiovascular Surgery

In collaboration with an interdisciplinary team, we provide surgical treatment for premies, neonates, children and adolescents with heart diseases and for adults with congenital heart diseases.

Diseases

  • Heart diseases in premies
  • Neonatal heart diseases
  • Child heart diseases
  • Adult congenital heart diseases
  • Severe heart failure

Treatments

  • Heart surgery in premies
  • Neonatal heart surgery
  • Child heart surgery
  • Surgery for adult congenital heart diseases
  • Ventricular assist device

Orthopaedic Surgery

Reconstruction for congenital anomalies of the hand, treatment for hip diseases and limb lengthening are often performed.

Diseases

  • Congenital anomalies of the hand and foot
  • Deformities of the limbs
  • Congenital or developmental disease of the hip
  • Injuries of the limbs

Treatments

  • Reconstruction of the hand
  • Correction of the foot and limbs
  • Lengthening of the limbs

Pediatric Urology

Our division corresponds to all congenital diseases of kidney, urinary tract and genitalia. We also respond to diseases such as girls' ovaries, uterus, vagina and clitoris.

Diseases

  • Undescended testis
  • Vesicoureteral reflux
  • Hydoronephrosis
  • Hypospadias
  • Disorders of Sex Development
  • Double renal-pelvis and ureter
  • Cloacal exstrophy
  • Cloacal anomalies
  • Pediatric Urogenital Malignancy
  • Pediatric Renal Failure

Treatments

  • Orchiopexy
  • Ureteroneocystostomy
  • Pyeloureteroplasty
  • Hypospadias Repair
  • Genital Surgery
  • Operations for Ureteral Duplication
  • Reconstruction for Exstrophy Bladder Epispadias Complex
  • Urogenital Sinus Mobilization
  • Radical Operation for Pediatric Urogenital Malignancy
  • Living donor Kidney Transplantation

Plastic Surgery

We provide comprehensive care for the patients with congenital and acquired deformities.

Diseases

  • Craniosynostosis
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Microtia
  • Macroglossia

Treatments

  • Cranial reshaping for craniosynostosis
  • Molding helmet therapy
  • Comprehensive care for cleft lip and palate

Otolaryngology

Tracheostomy and laryngeal plasty for upper airway stenosis and ,laryngeal malformation, and hearing aid and cochlear implant are also available for congenital hearing loss.

Diseases

  • Vocal cord paresis
  • Laryngeal stenosis
  • Laryngeal malformation
  • Sleep apnea syndrome
  • Congenital sensorineural hearing loss
  • Congenital cholesteatoma in the middle ear

Treatments

  • Laryngotracheal reconstruction Endoscopic laryngotracheal reconstruction Cochlear implant Adenoidotomy,tonsillectomy Tympanoplasty

Ophthalmology

We treat severe and intractable pediatric eye diseases, including vitreoretinal diseases, corneal diseases, cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, referred from all over the country.

Diseases

  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Congenital cataracts
  • Congenital glaucoma
  • Retinal detachment
  • Strabismus
  • Amblyopia
  • Ptosis
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Congenital eye diseases

Treatments

  • Early vitreous surgery,
  • IOL implantation
  • Trabeculotomy, Trabeculectomy
  • Vitreoretinal surgery
  • Strabismus surgery
  • Orthoptics
  • Ocula plastic surgery
  • Examination using Optical oherence tomography and Retinal electrogram

Dermatology

We deliver diagnostic and treatment services to patients ranging from babies to adolescents with various skin disorders, especially for birthmark and phacomatosis.

Diseases

  • Neurocutaneous syndrome
  • Skin color changes
  • Hair abnormalities
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Ichthyosis

Treatments

  • Skin biopsy
  • Laser treatment

General Pediatrics & Interdisciplinary Medicine

We provide comprehensive management for Kawasaki disease, including refractory case.

Diseases

  • Kawasaki disease

Treatments

  • Immunoglobulin
  • Infliximab
  • Immunosuppressive therapy
  • Plasmapheresis

Fetal Medicine

The mission of our division is to offer the best medical care for intrauterine fetuses through prenatal diagnosis and fetal therapy.

Diseases

  • Fetal congenital anomaly
  • Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome
  • Twin reversed arterial perfusion sequence
  • Fetal pleural effusion
  • Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM)
  • Fetal anemia
  • Fetal urinary tract obstruction

Treatments

  • Fetal ultrasound
  • Fetoscopic surgery
  • Fetal shunt
  • Radiofrequency ablation

Neonatology

The mission of our division is to offer the best medical care for preterm babies, sick term babies, and babies with various congenital diseases who need surgery.

Diseases

  • Preterm babies
  • Low birth weight infants
  • Neonatal cardiac diseases
  • Neonatal pulmonary diseases
  • Neonatal gastro-intestinal diseases
  • Neonatal ophthalmic diseases

Treatments

  • Mechanical ventilation therapy
  • Exogenous surfactant therapy
  • Nutrition management for low birth weight infants
  • Sonographic diagnosis

Pedodontics/Orthodontics (Dentistry)

Our activities include pedodontic/orthodontic treatment, treatment of oral trauma, and dental treatment under general anesthesia as necessary.

Diseases

  • Dental caries
  • Pulpitis
  • Periodontosis
  • Ginigivitis
  • Oral trauma
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Malocclusion

Treatments

  • Dental X-ray diagnosis
  • Panoramic X-ray diagnosis
  • Computed tomography diagnosis
  • Orthodontic treatment of cleft lip and palate
  • Occlusion management for patients with systemic diseases
Hospital Tour
  • Operating room

  • Waiting room

  • Operating room entrance

  • Neonatal unit

  • Karakuri equipment for children”Genkisaurus”

  • Playroom

  • Interior view

  • Corridor

  • Restaurant

  • Private room

General Information

General Information

Hospital Name
The Hospital of National Center for Child Health and Development
Address
2-10-1 Okura, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, 157-8535
URL
https://www.ncchd.go.jp/en/ English
https://www.ncchd.go.jp/ Japanese
Contact
http://www.ncchd.go.jp/en/contact/ English
http://www.ncchd.go.jp/contact/ Japanese

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Directions

Train
5 minutes by car from Seijogakuen-mae Station, Odakyu Line
Airplane
36 minutes by car from Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport)
90 minutes by car from Narita International Airport