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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
  • Surgery II
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Internal Medicine I
  • Internal Medicine II
  • Internal Medicine III
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Dermatology
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Therapeutic Radiology
  • 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


We specialize in surgical treatment mainly for pancreatic tumor and treat operation, radiation and chemotherapy with multidisciplinary treatment. we, especially, perform the spleen preserving distal pancreatectomy, "Kimura method".


  • Pancreatic tumor
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Intraductal papillary mucinous tumor
  • Mucinous cystic neoplasm
  • Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor


  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy
  • Distal pancreatectomy (Laparoscopic or open)
  • Spleen preserving distal pancreatectomy (Laparoscopic or open)

Surgery II

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 provide appropriate treatment for cataract, vitreoretinal diseases, glaucoma, corneal diseases, ocular tumors, strabismus.    


  • Cataract
  • Vitreoretinal diseases
  • Glaucoma
  • Corneal diseases
  • Ocular tumors
  • Strabismus


  • Cataract Surgery
  • Vitreous Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Corneal Transplantation
  • Ocular Tumor Surgery
  • Strabismus Surgery
  • Retinal Photocoagulation
  • Intravitreal Injection


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
Hospital Tour
  • Medical Concierge Station

  • Hospital Room

  • Hybrid Operating Room

  • Hybrid Operating Room(Awake Surgery)

  • Magnetoencephalography

  • Endoscopic Surgery Center

  • Radiotherapy Room (Linear Accelerator)

  • Cyclotron Room

  • Outpatient Cancer Chemotherapy Room

  • Remote Conference 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