Oral & Maxillofacial Oncology and Surgery (Restorative Unit)
Oral & Maxillofacial Oncology and Surgery (Restorative) deals with diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and its adjacent tissues. Common diseases include tumors, cleft lip and palate, trauma, salivary gland diseases, cysts, inflammation, implanted teeth, mucosal diseases and TMJ disease, et al. In particular, we have been focusing on oral oncology and are one of the leading multidisciplinary practices in Japan.
|Vice Head||Kazuhide MATSUNAGA|
|Chief of Outpatient Clinic||Masakazu HAMADA|
|Chief of Inpatient Ward||Akinori TAKESHITA|
■Contents of treatment
Oral and maxillofacial surgery covers various diseases and patients of all ages, from infants to the elderly. In a super-aged society, many patients with various complications come to the hospital. We need to have knowledge of these diseases and provide appropriate treatment with medical collaboration.
Oral cancer: Our department has treated more than 2,000 oral cancer patients. We have discussed each oral cancer patient’s condition and determined the best appropriate treatment at the Cancer Board, which is made up of members from many different professions. Our main treatment is surgery, we have performed immediate reconstructive surgery in cases of extensive resection. On the other hand, we may select the combination of chemotherapy and radiation therapy in some patients, according to a patient’s tumor condition.
Jaw deformities: With regard to skeletal jaw deformity patients we have performed orthopedic surgery in collaboration with orthodontist to improve the occlusion and facial appearance.
Cleft lip and palate: From birth to adulthood, we have offered integrated treatment at the Cleft Lip and Palate Center.
Mucous membrane diseases: We have treated leukoplakia, lichen planus, viral diseases, glossitis, glossophobia, etc.
■Photographs of our clinic
Outpatient doctors have performed diagnosis of new patients, specific treatment, minor oral surgery and physical therapy by two teams with a chief of outpatient clinic. The photo shows a minor oral surgery in our outpatient clinic. Outpatient doctors have performed the safest and best minor oral surgery treatment in each team.
Our ward consists of some doctors as one team with a chief of inpatient ward. Those ward doctors have treated many patients who require inpatient treatment such as such as tumors (malignant and benign tumors), maxillofacial fractures, congenital anomalies (Jaw deformities and Cleft lip and palate), cysts and severe dental infections, et al. Those ward doctors have provided optimal and safe treatment while assessing general and local conditions.
Our department specializes in reconstructive surgery with consideration of the function and morphology after resection of oral cancer. The photo shows reconstruction with a free flap (microsurgery).
Minor oral surgery in our outpatient clinic
Doctor’s work at Inpatient ward