Cardiac Department

About Pump Oxygenator

心臓をとめて行う手術の際、全身に酸素を含んだ血液を送り出すために心臓と肺のかわりとなる補助手段が「人工心肺」です。

Thoracic Department

VAL-MAP for precise thoracoscopic sublobar lung resection

Virtual Assisted Lung Mapping(VAL-MAP) Although pre-operative CT-guided needle-mediated percutaneous marking techniques have been commonly used to identify and resect small lung nodules, major complications have been reported including bleeding, pneumothorax, and potentially fatal air embolism that may lead to myocardial infarction or cerebral infarction. CT-guided percutaneous marking techniques are also limited by the approachable locations (eg., lung apex, lung portions facing the mediastinum or the diaphragm, and interlobar fissure). As an alternative, the author (Sato M) developed Virtual Assisted Lung Mapping (VAL-MAP) in 2012 in Kyoto University. In this technique, we use virtual bronchoscopy that is developed from high-resolution CT as a guide of actual bronchoscopy and spray small amount of blue dye (indigo […]

Lung Transplantation

Our program offer both Cadaveric and Living-donor lung transplants. We performed two cases of lung transplantations and both recipients are in good condition and enjoy their lives at home.