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Surgical Center

Surgical Center is a department where healthcare professionals provide a clean and safe environment for surgical treatment. In response to the growing interest in medical safety in recent years, our Center has kept focusing on “Safe Surgery” in the field of advanced surgical treatment.

Management of the Surgical Center

Due to the rapid advancement of surgical techniques, operations have become increasingly demanding and complex. They also require long time and advanced sophisticated surgical equipment. At the end of 2011, the hospital began perform robot-assisted surgery. More recently, in 2016, one general operating room was rebuilt into a hybrid one. In these rapidly changing circumstances, it is our duty to ensure patient safety in the surgical treatment while improving the quality of surgical service for the patients and the efficiency of operating rooms.

Activities of Surgical Center

The total numbers of operations performed in the surgical center are 11,166, 11,210, 11,038, and 11,247 in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 respectively. The volume of operation is one of the largest among national university hospitals in Japan. In addition to those results, various types of surgical procedure including organ transplantations, endovascular stent graf ting, robot-assisting surgery and transcatheter aortic valve implantation have been performed.

Surgical Research

The University of Tokyo Hospital carries out sophisticated, specialized operations based on the following clinical and research activities.

  • Safe surgery
  • Operating room scheduling
  • Infection-control and prevention of surgical site infection (SSI)
  • Development of patient monitoring systems during surgery
  • Maintenance of surgical equipment
  • Management of medical device using UDI (Unique Device Identifier)
  • Basic and clinical research relating to the endoscopic operation
  • Basic and clinical research on a hygienic environment in operating room
  • Basic and clinical research on cleaning and sterilizing of surgical equipment
  • Maintenance and management of medical gas
Kazuhiko Fukatsu

Kazuhiko Fukatsu


Surgical Center, Central Supply Service, Nutrition Support Team


M.D. , Ph.D.


General Surgery, Operative Medicine, Nutrition Support

Research Interests

Surgical Nutrition and Metabolism, Gut Immunity


Japanese, English

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