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Division of Neonatology
Our department provides comprehensive and intensive care for ill inborn and outborn neonates in our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and growing care unit (GCU). In complex cases, we administer prenatal and postnatal care for mothers and babies in cooperation with other departments.
At our NICU and GCU, we provide intensive care immediately after birth for seriously ill neonates, such as premature babies. All inborn neonates at the maternity ward are medically examined and receive treatment for any minor illnesses. Our neonatologists, obstetricians, pediatricians, midwives, and nurses involved in deliveries have all completed the official neonatal resuscitation course approved by the Japan Society of Perinatal and Neonatal Medicine.
Optimal treatment for newborn infants is achieved by continuously treating the mother and fetus throughout pregnancy in cooperation with other medical specialists in the perinatal care unit and maternal medicine department. Highly advanced continuous medical care is maintained by a team of physicians who are assigned to patients both day and night. Neonatologists also provide referrals to other pediatric specialists for patients who require ongoing care after the newborn period.
Based on the latest treatments and evidence-based practices, we diagnose and optimally manage neonates with various complications, such as preterm, low birth weight, asphyxia, infection, respiratory distress, and congenital abnormalities.
Pre- and post-operative care
Our department undertakes the diagnosis and pre- and post-operative management of neonates with various congenital abnormalities who require gastrointestinal, cardiac, neurological, and ophthalmological surgeries.