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Department Information

Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Medical Services

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Chairman:
Prof. Yoshitaka Okamoto

Head and neck oncology is one of the main clinical and research fields in our department. The management of head and neck cancer (HNC) involves the combined-modalities of chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery. At the same time, we are designing new treatments aimed at improving treatment outcomes and patients' quality of life and arepromoting clinical research into immunotherapy using NKT cells.
We are also devoting our efforts to develop new treatments in allergic diseases including immunotherapy, and our department is central to the research and treatment of allergic rhinitis (AR) in Japan.

Target Diseases

  • Head and neck tumors arise from the head and neck region and include nasal cavity/paranasal sinuse tumors, laryngeal tumors, pharyngeal tumors, oral cavity tumors (tongue), thyroid tumors, and salivary gland tumors
  • Allergic rhinitis including cedar pollinosis.
  • Other nasal diseases, such as a sinusitis, and smell disorders.
  • Ear disease, including infectious diseases, vertigo, hearing loss, facial paralysis.
  • Laryngeal diseases, such as polyps and voice diseases.
  • Salivary gland diseases.
  • Difficulties swallowing food.
  • Facial fractures.

Staff

Associate Professors Toyoyuki Hanazawa Daijyu Sakurai
Staff Hideaki Chazono Syuji Yonekura
Kazuki Yamasaki Naoki Kunii
Takeshi Suzuki Koji Katada

Contact

TEL: +81-43-226-2137

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