Beppu Bay Urology Hospital

*Abnormal PSA level, prostate cancer, renal, or bladder
malignant tumor, etc.,
If you have any concern with urologic diseases,
please feel free to contact us.

Beppu Bay Urology Hospital

*Abnormal PSA level, prostate cancer, renal, or bladder
malignant tumor, etc.,
If you have any concern with urologic diseases,
please feel free to contact us.

Beppu Bay Urology Hospital

*Abnormal PSA level, prostate cancer, renal, or bladder
malignant tumor, etc.,
If you have any concern with urologic diseases,
please feel free to contact us.

We provide world-class less invasive
medical care in urology field

Greeting from Director

Beppu Bay Urology Hospital

Director Dr. Fuminori Sato

Thank you very much for visiting our website. Our hospital opened on February 1, 2018, with a team of skilled doctors and the purpose of providing world class less invasive medical care in urology field. We provide the latest prostate cancer diagnosis methods using advanced technology such as merging MRI images and the da Vinci robotic-assisted surgical system. Additionally, we utilize 3D endoscope surgery, laser surgery, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, etc., which are the most advantageous and less invasive diagnosis methodologies and treatment for our patients. Within a year and a half after opening, we have helped over 100 patients using the robotic-assisted radical laparoscopic prostatectomy procedure. Currently, we maintain one of the highest track records supporting prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment in Japan. If you suspect that you have cancer, or you have already been diagnosed with cancer, or if you are suffering from a urological disease, please feel free to contact our hospital. Our experts will provide you with the most optimal exam methods and treatment.

High precision prostate target
biopsy device TRINITY

Why do we need target biopsy ?

The only way to confirm a prostate cancer diagnosis is to collect prostate tissue. This is called “prostate biopsy”.
The collected tissue is examined with a microscope to diagnose cancer cells.
However, an accurate diagnosis cannot be made unless the tissue can be sampled at the suspicious location of the tumor during the prostate biopsy.
The cancer diagnosis depends greatly on the biopsy method.

What is the difference between
conventional and recent biopsy methods ?

> Conventional biopsy method
( Systematic biopsy ≒ Random biopsy method )

> Recent biopsy method ( Target biopsy + Systematic biopsy )

Case 1 | Single Target

Case 2 | Multiple Targets

Prostate target biopsy results
【Feb. 2018~Jun. 2019】

Since our opening in February 2018, our hospital has performed prostate biopsies for over 100 patients. Based on the past results (111 cases, 157 lesions), we compared the cancer detection rates between target biopsy method and random biopsy method.

1. Comparison of target biopsy
and random biopsy
2. PI-RADS category in target biopsy *2
other cancer detection rate

*2: PI-RADS Category: MRI evaluates the possibility of prostate cancer on a 5-level scale (the higher the number is, the higher the possibility is), and if it is above 3, it is a target biopsy site indication.

As shown in the graph, target biopsy has a higher cancer detection rate than common random biopsy, and reduces risk of “missing significant cancer that needs treatment”.

Facilities with target biopsy devices
in Japan (As of July 2019)

Biopsy method Installed facility
Transrectal Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine (Kyoto)
*Updated the 2nd device
Transrectal Chuno Kosei Hospital (Gifu)
*Update scheduled
Transrectal Tokyo Dental College Ichikawa General Hospital
(Chiba)
Transrectal Hiroshima University (Hiroshima)
Transrectal Saiseikai Shiga Hospital (Shiga)
Transrectal Tottori University (Tottori)
Transperineal Beppu Bay Urology Hospital (Oita)
Transperineal Toyota Memorial Hospital (Aichi)
Biopsy method Installed facility
Transperineal Oita University (Oita)
Transperineal
(Transrectal)
Edogawa Hospital (Tokyo)
Transrectal Kawasaki Medical School Hospital (Okayama)
Transperineal
(Transrectal)
Saitama Medical University International
Medical Center (Saitama)
Transrectal Iwate Prefectural Chubu Hospital (Iwate)
Transrectal Kochi Takasu Hospital (Kochi)
Transperineal Kyushu University (Fukuoka)
Target biopsy is recommended
by the European Association of Urology(EAU)

Laparoscopic surgery support robot
da Vinci

Da Vinci is a robot that supports conventional laparoscopic surgeries which require making several small incisions. The surgeons operate the robot scalpel and forceps according to the endoscope. Da Vinci is a great revolution in the world of surgery.

Features of da Vinci surgery
1. Incisions are small and hardly leave scars
2. Less bleeding
3. Less need for narcotic
analgesics
4. Shorter hospital stay
5. Less complications
6. Faster recovery compared to open surgery

Da Vinci consists of three main components: a Surgeon console, a Patient cart, and a Vision cart.
The movements of the controller convert the movements of doctor’s hand into finer and more precise movements, making it easier to operate on deeper parts of the body. Because it operates through 4-5 1cm small open holes, it features smaller wounds and faster recovery than conventional laparotomy.

Other latest medical equipments

> Extracorporeal shock
wave
lithotripsy (ESWL)

To treat kidney and ureteral stones, ESWL provides the treatment that the patient can stay at an easy position, and can be done in a short time without surgery requirement. It concentrates shock wave energy on the stone and crushes it. The crushed stone is sand like and will be discharged naturally along with urine.

> Surgical 3D
endoscope system

Surgery is performed with a surgical endoscope inserted through several holes in the abdomen for the purpose of removing lesion area such as cancer. It is performed with the less invasive method that doesn’t require laparotomy.

>Transurethral
lithotripsy (TUL)

Transurethral lithotripsy can be performed with our less invasive procedure by an endoscope using a holmium YAG laser even in cases where kidney and ureteral stones are difficult to treat with ESWL alone.

>Green laser

The Green Laser is one of the less invasive treatment devices that is used for benign prostatic hyperplasia. As it can evaporate and coagulate at the same time, it causes less bleeding and less pain, and aids our patients to quickly recover after surgery.

Features・Specialists

Our hospital was opened in February 2018 to conduct world-class medical care in the renal urology field. In particular, we provide “less invasive medical care” with less burden on the patient’s body through the expertise of our urology specialists.

We utilize the “KOELIS high precision prostate target biopsy device TRINITY” equipped with the first transperineal biopsy in Japan, and the laparoscopic surgery support robot “Da Vinci” that can treat prostate cancer by world standard, we provide various latest medical devices that enable less invasive.

Dr. Fuminori Sato

Beppu Bay Urology Hospital Director
Tenured Professor, Oita University Faculty of Medicine Department of Renal Urology Surgery

[ Education ] Oita University Faculty of Medicine

[ Specialized・Board Certification ] Medical Doctor, The Japanese Urological Association Specialist・Supervisor, Japanese Society of Endourology Endoscopic Surgical Certified Doctor, Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery Urology Field Certified Doctor, Japanese Board of Cancer Therapy Cancer Therapy Certified Doctor, The Japan Society for Transplantation Transplantation Certified Doctor, Japanese Society for Clinical Renal Transplantation Renal Transplantation Certified Doctor, The Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy Certified Doctor・Supervisor

[ Academic Conference ] The Japanese Urological Association, Japanese Society of Endourology, Japan Society of Urologic Oncology, Japanese Society of Geriatric Urology, The Japanese Continence Society, Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery, Japan Robotic Surgery Society, The Japan Society for Transplantation, Japanese Society for Clinical Renal transplantation, Japanese Cancer Association, Japan Society of Clinical Oncology, The Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy, Japanese Society for Clinical Pathway, AUA (American Urological Association), EAU (European Urological Association), SIU (Société Internationale d’Urologie), Endourological Society [ USA ], Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons [ USA ]

Dr. Mutsushi Yamasaki

Beppu Bay Urology Hospital Department of Urology Chief

[ Education ] Oita University Faculty of Medicine

[ Specialized・Board Certification ] Medical Doctor, The Japanese Urological Association Specialist・Supervisor, The Japanese Urological Association・Japanese Society of Endourology Urological Endoscopic Surgical Skill Certified Doctor, Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery Certified Doctor ( Urological Endoscopic ), Japanese Board of Cancer Therapy Cancer Therapy Certified Doctor

[ Academic Conference ] The Japanese Urological Association, Japanese Society of Endourology, Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery, Japan Robotic Surgery Society, Japan Association of Endocrine Surgery, Japan Society of Clinical Oncology, Japan Society of Urologic Oncology, Japanese Cancer Association, Japanese Society on Urolithiasis Research, The Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy

Dr. Hironori kai

Beppu Bay Urology Hospital Department of Urology ・ Internal medicine

[ Education ] Jichi Medical University

[ Specialized・Board Certification ] The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine Certified Doctor, Japan Primary Care Association Certified Doctor・Supervisor, Medical Residency Supervisor

[ Academic Conference ] The Japanese Urological Association, The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine, Japan Primary Care Association, The Japan Diabetes Society

Dr. Syuntaro Suzuki

Beppu Bay Urology Hospital Department of Urology

[ Education ] Fukuoka University Faculty of Medicine

[ Academic Conference ] The Japanese Urological Association, Japanese Society of Endourology, The Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy

Information

Reception・Clinic hours

【Clinic hours】
9:00am~12:30am
1:30pm~5:30pm
(Excludes Saturday)

【Closed days】
Sunday, Holidays,
New Year Holidays

【Reception hours】
8:30am~12:00am
1:00pm~5:00pm
(Excludes Saturday)

Interpretation

Please understand we ask foreign patients who wish to have a medical examination to be accompanied by an interpreter or an intermediary in order to receive safe medical care smoothly.
We do not provide interpretation service, but our doctors are available to communicate in English. (Our office staffs’ English is at casual conversation level)

Items to bring

The following documents will be checked in order to avoid mistakes during the examination or treatment, and to ensure that there won’t be any problem when paying for the expenses.

●Photo ID (Residence card or passport)
●Health insurance card (Enrolled with Japanese health insurance)
●Documents that show the policy number of travel insurance or medical insurance

Payment Method

Please select from the following methods.
1. Full cash payment (Japanese yen)
2. Credit card (VISA・MasterCard・JCB・AmericanExpress・Diners Club・Discover Card)
3. Payment by overseas medical insurance company (When a medical insurance company has confirmed the expenses )

Access

Address : 851 Kitaishigaki-fukamachi Beppu City, Oita 874-0023, JAPAN 

Public transport, automobile

Fukuoka Airport-Arriving

Public Transportation

1.JR trains :
Please board Airport Line from Fukuoka Airport to Hakata, and then transfer at Hakata to JR Limited Express train (Sonic/Nichirin Line) to Beppu Station. Please board JR Nippo Main Line at Beppu Station and get off at Beppu University Station which is the second stop. Beppu Bay Urology Hospital is a 5 minute walk from the station. Total travel time is about 2 hours and 30 minutes.
2.Express Bus :
From Fukuoka Airport (International terminal) to Beppu (Beppu Kitahama) by Express bus takes about 2 hours. From there it is a 10 minute drive to Beppu Bay Urology Hospital by taxi.
From Fukuoka Airport (Internaional terminal) to Beppu Odan Doro Kankoko Entrance bus stop by Express bus is about 2 hours and 5 minutes. From there it is a 10 minute walk to Beppu Bay Urology Hospital.
●Driving :
The entire trip is 143km. Travel time is about an hour and 50 minutes by expressway (Oita Expressway / Kyusyu Expressway East).

Depart from Tokyo/Osaka-Oita Airport

●There are 2 nonstop flights from Tokyo Narita Airport to Oita Airport everyday. Travel time is about 2 hours.

●There are several nonstop flights from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Oita Airport everyday. Travel time is about an hour and 45 minutes.

●There are several nonstop flights from Osaka International Airport to Oita Airport everyday. Travel time is about an hour.

Oita Airport-Arriving

Public Transportation

1.Express Bus :
From Oita Airport to Beppu Kankoko Station by Express bus is about 45 minutes. From there it is a 10 minute walk to Beppu Bay Urology Hospital.
2.Taxi :
It takes about 40 minutes from Oita Airport to Beppu Bay Urology Hospital by taxi.

Osaka Ferry Terminal-Beppu Ferry Terminal

Ferry :
There is one scheduled ferry from Osaka (Sunflower Terminal 1) to Beppu Harbor (Beppu Kankoko) every evening. Travel time is about 12 hours and it travels overnight. It is a 10 minute walk to Beppu Bay Urology Hospital from Beppu Harbor.

Ferry reservation :
https://www.ferry-sunflower.co.jp/en/route/osaka-beppu/time/

Appointment・Contact Us

Beppu Bay Urology Hospital
Medical Affairs Section・Reception
info@bbuh.jp