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Yamagata University Hospital

Our philosophy at Yamagata University Hospital is the practice of "deeply humane and reliable medical care." Specifically, this means (1) medical care based on informed consent, (2) medical care that is open to the regional and local community, (3) medical care on the highest level, and (4) training creative health care practitioners who possess a strict ethical sense. Defining these four provisions as our action goals, we have pursued the philosophy of "deeply humane and reliable medical care."

Our hospital will provide high quality medical care to foreign patients, Based on the above four philosophy.
Departments and Centers
  • SurgeryⅠ
  • General Thoracic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Internal Medicine I
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine III
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Dermatology
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Heavy Ion Center
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Urology
  • Anesthesia
  • Dentistry and Oral Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Diagnostic Pathology
  • Pain Clinic and Palliative Medicine
  • Rehabilitation Division

General Thoracic Surgery

We provid precise thoracoscopic anatomical resection of lung cancer and others using 3D reconstruction of computed tomography, which is getting worldwide reputaitons.


  • Lung cancer
  • Mediastinal tumor
  • Metastatic lung tumor


  • Minimally invasive thoracoscopic surgery
  • Thoracoscopic lung lobectomy, segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic partial resection using Hybrid OR

Orthopaedic Surgery

Diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and trauma.


  • Osteochondritis dissecans of the knee
  • Traumatic cartilage defects of the knee


  • Autologous chondrocyte implantation


We have treated over 700 cases with ear diseases via transcanal endoscopic ear surgery (TEES) which is a functional and less invasive procedure.


  • Chronic otitis media
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Middle ear anomaly
  • Otosclerosis


  • Audiometry
  • Tympanometry
  • Imaging tests (CT, MRI)
  • Transcanal endoscopic ear surgery
  • Microscopic ear surgery using retroauricular incision


We provide high quality, individualized care for patients with the digestive tract, bile ducts, pancreas and liver diseases.


  • Early esophageal and gastrointestinal cancer
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Pancreatobiliary benign/malignant tumor
  • Choledocholithiasis
  • Acute/chronic pancreatitis
  • Autoimmune pancreatitis
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Viral hepatitis
  • Esophagogastric varices


  • Gastrointestinal endoscopy including balloon-assisted enteroscopy
  • Endoscopic submucosal dissection
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Endoscopic ultrasonography(EUS)
  • EUS guided fine needle aspiration
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Endoscopic injection sclerotherapy
  • Endoscopic variceal ligation

Heavy Ion Center

Yamagata University Hospital has established a heavy ion radiotherapy center, with treatment starting in 2021.


  • Urologic tumors (prostate, kidney)
  • Head and neck tumors
  • Bone and soft tissue tumors
  • Pulmonary and mediastinal tumors
  • Gastrointestinal tumors
  • Liver, pancreatic tumors
  • Gynecologic tumors
  • Metastatic tumors (lung, liver, lymph nodes)


  • Carbon ion radiotherapy

Obstetrics and Gynecology

In the department of OBGY, specialists are enrolled in the four fields of Gynecological Oncology, Reproductive / Endocrinology, Obstetrics, and Women's Healthcare, and we provide the best treatment to patients who are examined at Yamagata university hospitals.


  • Gynecologic cancers (Cervical cancer, Endometrial cancer, Ovarian cancer, Rare tumor) Infertility
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine myoma
  • Normal pregnancy and Pregnancy with medical, surgical and obstetrical complications
  • Fetal disorders
  • Menopause
  • Pelvic organ prolapse


  • Pelvic examination
  • Ultrasonography
  • Colposcopy
  • Image inspection (CT, MRI, PET-CT), Gynecologic cancer surgery (open, laparoscopic, Robotic surgery)
  • ART: assisted reproductive technology
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • TCR: trans cervical resection
  • Prenatal and intrapartum care
  • Cesarean section, Pelvic organ prolapse surgery
Hospital Tour
  • East Japan Heavy Ion Center

  • Rotating Gantry Irradiation Room

  • Medical Concierge Station

  • Hospital Room

  • Hybrid Operating Room

  • Hybrid Operating Room(Awake Surgery)

  • Endoscopic Surgery Center

  • Radiotherapy Room (Linear Accelerator)

  • Cyclotron Room

  • Outpatient Cancer Chemotherapy Room

General Information

General Information

Hospital Name
Yamagata University Hospital
2-2-2 Iidanishi, Yamagata-shi, Yamagata 990-8560
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13 minutes by car from Yamagata Station, JR Ou Main Line
40 minutes by car from Yamagata Airport