Centers & Services

Plastic Surgery Department

What is Plastic surgery?

For restoration of the functions and for improvement of the quality of life (QOL), we reconstruct the functions and shapes of tissues almost back to a normal state, despite physical disorders existing at birth or deformity or loss caused by injury or cancer.

Our Surgeons

Director, Plastic Surgery Department

Yoshihiro Kimata, Professor
[Head and Neck reconstruction, Lymphedema, Blepharoplasty]


Yuzaburo Namba Professor [Gender identity disorder, external genital-related diseases]
Kiyoshi Yamada Assistant professor [General plastic, lymphedema, craniofacial surgery, microtia]
Eijiro Tokuyama Assistant professor [Cleft lip, Congenital anomaly, craniofacial surgery, microtia]
Narushi Sugiyama Assistant professor, graduate [General plastic, head and neck reconstruction]
Satoshi Onoda Assistant professor [General plastic, head and neck reconstruction, lymphedema]
Hiroshi Matsumoto Assistant professor [General plastic, head and neck reconstruction, lymphedema]
Satoko Watanabe Resident physician, graduate [General plastic, breast reconstruction]
Toshiyuki Watanabe Resident physician, graduate [Limb regeneration, limb congenital anomaly, facial palsy]
Kumiko Matsumoto Resident physician, graduate [General plastic, lymphedema]
Miho Saiga Resident physician, graduate [General plastic]
Yuko Katayama Resident physician [General plastic, breast reconstruction]
Chihiro Kamei Resident physician [General plastic]
Sho Komagoe Resident physician [General plastic]
Masato Kinoshita Resident physician [General plastic]
Hiroko Uehara Resident physician  
Ryusho Hamada Senior fellow, Resident physician  

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Weekly schedule of outpatient surgeons

  Monday Tuseday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Weekly schedule of outpatient surgeons AM   Yamada A.P.
(Lymphedema, Craniofacial Surgery, Microtia)
K. Matsumoto
Kimata Prof.
(Head and Neck reconstruction, Lymphedema, Blepharoplasty)
Sugiyama A.P.
(Head and Neck reconstruction, Lymphedema)
H. Matsumoto
(Head and Neck reconstruction)
(Breast reconstruction)
Namba Prof.
(Gender identify disorder, External genitalia related diseases)
Satoko Watanabe
(Breast reconstruction)
Toshiyuki Watanabe
(Hand, Foot, Extremity reconstruction, Facial palsy)
Tokuyama A.P.
(Cleft lip, Congenital anomaly, Craniofacial Surgery, Microtia)
Ohoda A.P.
(Head and Neck reconstruction, Lymphedema)
PM Lymphedema clinic
(Nursing care by subscription)
      Lymphedema clinic
(Nursing care by subscription)

Treatment system

The department targets no certain organ but treats morphological and functional abnormalities throughout the body. Consequently, it might raise performance in cooperation with other departments.
Professor Kimata, specializing in head and neck reconstructive surgery, leads the treatment team consisting of Professor Namba, specializing in congenital anomaly and gender identity disorders, and about 15 staff members. They try to provide comprehensive treatments constantly, assigning great emphasis to joint conferences with other departments aside from those within the department.

Treatment policy

We assign high priority to providing medical care based on a relationship of mutual trust with each patient. Keeping each patient’s requests, psychological profile and social background in mind, we strive to provide the most appropriate medical care on their behalf.


  • Reconstructive techniques after cancer resection: different parts of the body, such as head and neck, limbs, and breasts, are restored by microsurgical techniques. The materials necessary for reconstruction are taken from patients themselves. Therefore, we perform the surgery with the utmost care to minimize the damage.
  • Restoration of limbs: Surgery to replant the amputated limbs is performed.
  • Lymphedema treatment: multidisciplinary treatment based on compression therapy and manual lymph drainages. Combination with surgical procedure (i.e. Lymphaticovenous anastomosis, Vascularized lymph node transplant, liposuction) is also available.
  • Gender reassignment surgery for gender identity disorder: we perform gender reassignment surgeries in cooperation with the departments of psychiatry, gynecology, and urology as the only university hospital doing so in Japan.

Scope of target diseases

Deformity or functional disorder after cancer resection, congenital anomaly and trauma of face or limbs, facial fractures, mole or birth mark, skin tumor, cicatrix or keloid scar, and eyelid surgery

Treatment service

The Department of Plastic Surgery diagnoses and treats the following symptoms:

  • Head, Face and Neck reconstruction for congenital / traumatic / postsurgical injury or defect
  • Sex Reassignment Surgery for Gender identify disorder, External genital surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Intensive treatment for Lymphedema
  • Hand, Foot, Extremity reconstruction for congenital / traumatic / postsurgical injury or defect
  • Repair of the Facial deformity, scarring
  • Surgery for Hemangioma, Arterio-Venous Malformation, Lymphangioma
  • Skin tumor resection and reconstruction
  • Cleft lip, palate, alveolus repair
  • Microtia repair
  • Pediatric Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery cooperate with Neurosurgeon, ENT surgeon, Ophthalmologist, Maxillofacial surgeon and Orthodontist
  • Blepharoplasty

For outpatients

Outpatient clinic service hours: 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

About outpatient clinic service by appointment

You must make an appointment for next time after your examination is over. If you are a first-visiting patient, you cannot make an appointment. Additionally, when you want to change your appointment, please call the desk of the Plastic Surgery Department.

For emergency patients

Emergency patients are accepted through the Emergency Department on a steady basis.

Highly advanced, special medical treatment

Techniques covered by health insurance programs

  • Lymphatico-venous anastomosis, vascularized lymph node transfer for lymphedema
  • Dynamic reanimation for facial palsy using vascularized nerve / muscle transfer

Techniques performed as medical treatments at a patient’s own expense

  • Gender reassignment surgery for gender identity disorders

Main examination of our department

  • Evaluation of swallowing and articulation function using motion camera
  • Less invasive vascular imaging using Multidetector row CT scan
  • Evaluation of lymphatic function using dynamic ICG fluorescence lymphography