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Respiratory Medicine

What we do

Our Department plays an important role in the respiratory care of Minamiboso, but many patients come from not only Chiba Prefecture but also Kanagawa Prefecture and central Tokyo.

Outpatient treatment at Kameda Clinic is conducted from Monday to Saturday, and on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. One of the features of outpatient clinics is that all doctors in our department are treating all respiratory diseases. From a preventive standpoint, we have an outpatient smoking cessation and actively recommend vaccination against influenza and pneumococcal vaccine. For bronchial asthma and COPD, we cooperate with pharmacists to guide and manage medications, and perform cancer chemotherapy at outpatient chemotherapy centers. We also cooperate closely with medical facilities in the surrounding area and actively accept second opinion.

The majority of patients admitted to Kameda Medical Centerl are primary lung cancer, bacterial pneumonia, interstitial pneumonia, sleep apnea syndrome, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and bronchial asthma. For the treatment of malignant tumors inthe chest, which is primary lung cancer, we conduct a meeting(tumor board) once a week jointly with respiratory surgery, internal medicine, radiation therapy department, and cancer certified nurse, and other.  Interstitial pneumonia has multiple diseases, including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, which is a intractable disease, but not only our department, but also respiratory surgery, radiology, pathological diagnosis, rehabilitation department, rheumatism allergy department have worked together for our patients. Furthermore, we make full use of the consultation with the specialists of chest image diagnosis at other facilities, and we have been treating you with the diagnostic accuracy. COPD started comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation in 2012. By improving the physical ability and quality of life for patients through rehabilitation, nutritional improvement, medication instruction, and life support, etc. Our team iuclude doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, nutritionists, pharmacists, and other occupations work together for you.  Since 2010, we have also been continuously focusing on respiratory endoscopy (bronchoscopy), which is a diagnosit screening. We have introduced the latest diagnostic techniques such as Virtual bronchoscopic navigation, guide sheath combined bronchial cavity ,internal ultrasound tomography (EBUS-GS), ultrasonWic bronchoscope-guided needle biopsy (EBUS-TBNA), thoracoscope under local anesthesia, and fluorescent bronchoscope. Since 2014, we have introduced photodynamic therapy (PDT) using a bronchoscope to perform curative or palliative treatment for lung cancer. The total number of respiratory endoscopy examinations (over one year) has exceeded 700 (730 in FY2016), and we are proud of the number as a Japan's top class.

Our team have many physician who are specilized ad certified by the major domestic academic societies such as the Japanese Society of Respiratory Diseases, the Japanese Society of Infectious Diseases, the Japanese Society of Clinical Oncology, the Japanese Society of Lung Cancer, the Japanese Society of Respiratory Endoscopy, and the Japanese Society of Allergology. Has been enrolled in, and is a certified facility. The international society is actively clinically centered on ATS (American Thoracic Society) ERS (European Respiratory Society), ACCP (American Thoracic Association), APSR (Asia Pacific Respiratory Society), IASLC (International Lung Cancer Society), etc.We have been actively publishing clinical research results.
  1. What we do