What the pediatric surgery in Kochi Medical School is aiming for is to provide advanced medical care to improving children’s health in kochi prefecture. The Kochi Medical School is located in the center of Kochi prefecture, which is 170 kilometers east to west and has inadequate highways and public transportation. To improve the convenience of patients and families visiting from far away we have newly established two outpatient sections for pediatric surgery in the western area (Sukumo City) and the eastern area (Aki City). We deliver comprehensive services of pediatric surgery to all over the prefecture.
Pediatric surgery at the Kochi Medical School is performed in cooperation with various departments such as obstetrics, pediatrics and neonatology. More than half of the annual operations are performed by endoscopic surgery from the viewpoint of minimal invasiveness and esthetic. In the outpatient clinics, we are actively engaged in treatment and research of defecation disorders and chronic constipation in children, which have been increasing in recent years.