We treat all of neurological and motor system diseases.

OKAYAMA KYOKUTO HOSPITAL

consultation

Please read the following information if you do not have valid Japanese public health insurance.
To provide safe and proper services to every patient, smooth communication is required between patients and medical staff. Therefore, please contact us through the following coordinator company prior to your visit to our hospital.
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<Coordinator Company>
Asia Communications Co ., Ltd. (Registered guarantor of visa for medical stay)
TEL 086-231-0334 (Mon. to Fri. 10:00 to 17:00)


*Note*

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□Medical Checkup (Dock) at the Health Care Center
For application or inquiry, please contact us through the above coordinator company.
□Treatment at Clinical Departments (Neurosurgery and Orthopedics only)*

□Visa for Medical Stay
Depending on the treatment needed, you may be required to obtain a multiple visa to visit our hospital. (For details on the “visa for medical stay”, please refer to the following link: https://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/medical_stay1.html)
In that case, please consult the above coordinator company about whether they can prepare documents for your visa application. (Any costs related to the preparation of those documents including a patient’s personal reference will be billed to you separately from the coordinator company.)

Consultation Hours

Billing and Payment Flow (Check-out Process)

In most hospitals in Japan, patients pay their medical bills when they check out, thus payment shall be made at the end of your each visit. Since the total medical cost varies depending on the number and type of tests you take, we cannot determine how much your medical cost will be until the consultations and tests are done.If you have any questions regarding your medical cost, please feel free to ask the receptionist.

Out-of-pocket Expenses
Your out-of-pocket expense varies depending whether you have Japanese National Health Insurance or not.

Your out-of-pocket expense

With Japanese National Health Insurance 10%-30% of your total medical cost

Please read the here information if you do not have valid Japanese public health insurance.

If you do not have a referral letter from another hospital or medical institution when visiting us for the first time, we will have to charge you additional 5,500JPY for "First Visit Service Fee" at the first visit.

This system was established by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare to promote the allocation of functions and activities among medical facilities/institutions. Under this system, patients are encouraged to visit their family doctor/ a local clinic for basic health problem and management. Hospitals with 200 or more beds are encouraged to see patients with more complex problem or patients who require specialized medical services or hospitalization. Okayama Kyokuto Hospital is an acute care hospital mainly accepts inpatients that need specialized medical services or care. We would appreciate your understanding.

Apply for Medical Documents

The physician’s approval is required for issuing some documents.
Please apply for the document at the Documents Window on the 1st floor of the hospital.
A hospital staff will call you as soon as your document is ready. Please come to the hospital to receive it whenever you have time.
If you would like the document sent to you by postal mail, please write the request on the application form.
In general, documents are issued in Japanese.
If the applicant is not the patient him/herself, the following documents are required.
An ID of the person applying (driver’s license, insurance card, residence card, passport, etc.)

Treatment / examination

Cyberknife center

Okayama Kyokuto Hospital installed the pioneering device "The Cyberknife". - the third one in Japan

The cyberknife is Stereotactic Radiosurgery robot that allows for precise application of highly focused beams of radiation for destroying solid cancers. Conventional stereotactic radiosurgery is done with a variety of high energy radiation; linear accelerators, cobalt isotopes, and heavy particle accelerators. Each of these approaches has one or more disadvantages. In 1992, a unique device, the Cyberknife is invented by Dr. John. Adlar at Stanford University.

From2000, the Cyberknife has been installed and being used to treat patients. Unlike other stereotactic radiosurgery devices, the Cyberknife (frameless stereotactic radiosurgery) confirms precisely the location of the lesion from the radiation beam throughout the procedure. There is another radiosurgery system, called Gamma Knife, for treating brain tumors. With Gamma Knife, metal helmet should be positioned to secure patient's head so it can't avoid hurting his/her skull. The Cyberknife does not need flame placement though. It is a safe, non-invasive, technologically advanced device and many conditions can be treated with little or no pain.

PET・RI center

It's possible to discover a cancer which is difficult to find, and has wider field to diagnosis.

PET・RI center started in April 2004.
Our hospital has PET-CTs (it's a combined device of PET and CT), and SPECT-CT.
PET-CT is mainly used to find cancer, SPECT-CT is to examine cerebral blood flow, cardiac disease, autonomic disturbance, and bone disease, etc.
FDG-PET examination uses FDG that is glucose combined with a slight amount of radioactive substance. Cancer massively uses glucose as energy and FDG-PET examination uses this nature, and it enable to know where the cancer is.
FDG-PET examination is not effective when a cancer is very small, or when the density of cancer cell is low. Considering some tissues or organs are vulnerable (ex, brain, urinary tract、stomach, etc.). FDG-PET examination has the advantage of small damage to the body. It can examine wide range of the body and it is possible to examine a cancer that is difficult to find by CT.
PET-CT makes it possible to diagnose more accurately by using both CT image and FDG-PET image, which proved in many clinical cases.

MEDICAL INTERVIEW

Before PET-CT examination, you have to answer some questions about your medical history, medical examinations you have taken before, and your present condition. We explain about the examination and clear up your question.

PET-CT EXAMINATION

Before the examination, patient undergoes a four-hour fasting and one-hour rest. It takes about 30 minutes for the examination. Doctor diagnoses by combining CT image with FDG-PET image.

RI EXAMINATION

It’s an imaging examination using an isotope. Patient examined by SPECT-CT after a few hours or a few days of injecting RI. Advantages of RI examination is; few damage to the body, it can examine a wide range of the body. We use the latest RI to examine metabolic information and anatomic information.

What is FUS(MRI-guided Focused Ultrasound Therapy)

MRI-guided focused ultrasound (FUS) therapy is a treatment method that improves symptoms(essential tremor) by focused ultrasound-produced heating on the damaged tissues, which is guided by MRI.
Since the treatment can be performed without incising the head, the inpatient period is shorter and the pain burden on patients is less than that of conventional intervention.
Essential tremor of unknown cause(usually of hands and head)
that develops in older people, often mistaken for Parkinsonism.
In April 2021, Okayama Kyokuto Hospital introduced FUS for the first time in the Chugoku region, and We provide treatment in collaboration with Okayama University Hospital (Department of Neurosurgery and Neurology) and Kurashiki Heisei Hospital.

086-276-3231
診療時間
受付
午前
8:30〜12:00
午後
14:30〜16:00
休診日
木・土午後 / 日・祝
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