St. Luke’s International Hospital

St. Luke’s International Hospital

General Surgery Department

Overview

Many of our departments’ staff has been educated and trained in the United States and Great Britain. We take advantage of the blend between the rationality of the western culture and the finely detailed Japanese culture to ensure a high QOL post-operation.

We always balance the benefits and invasions of operations, and strive to minimize the operational aftereffects as much as possible. All rooms in our hospitals are private, and pay adequate attention to privacy as well.

However, it is difficult to offer private rooms without extra charges from the beginning of hospitalization. Your name will be placed on a waiting list after being admitted. We aim to transfer you as quickly as we possibly can, so please feel free to contact us.

Shortening Length of Hospitalization

Hospitalization for surgery is very stressful not only physically, but mentally and economically as well. For that reason, we strive to make efforts in keeping the hospitalization period as short as we possibly can.

  1. We keep examinations minimum, conducting the most necessary examinations available through outpatient services.
  2. We will decide on an operation date ahead of time through outpatient services and will have you admitted for hospitalization one day prior to the operation.
  3. We strive for early rising and rehabilitation post-operation with the cooperation of the nursing staff.
  4. We actively incorporate day surgeries.

Results

Outpatients (FY2012)

First Visit 1,020 people
Revisit 13,266 persons
Total 14,286 persons

Hospital Admission (FY 2012)

Real Number 903 people
Total 10,387 persons
Average Length of Stay 10.5 days

Number of Operations (FY 2012)

Upper gastrointestinal tract 62
Lower gastrointestinal tract 180
Liver, Bile or Pancreatic disease 33
Hernia 193
Appendicitis 131
Cholecystectomy 108
Others 137