The Hand Surgery & Injury Center

The Hand Surgery & Injury Center


The Hand Surgery & Injury Center has opened at our hospital.

The roles of our hands are, among other things, to hold, grab and pinch things. Seemly simple at first glance, these motions actually require complex coordination of several dozen joints in the hand. In addition, the hand contains a large number of muscles, nerves and blood vessels; and some of these can develop bothersome symptoms. As a precise diagnosis is often difficult to make, treatment for hand disorders may not always be the most appropriate. In fact, more than a few patients have received inadequate treatment based on an incorrect diagnosis or have been told that their symptoms cannot be healed. Since hand surgery requires even higher specialized expertise and skills, a treatment system developed by hand specialists has been established. If you consult a hand specialist soon after the onset of a symptom, treatment may require only an injection or rehabilitation rather than a surgical procedure. We have a specialist certified by the Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand (as of November 2017) on our staff. If you suffer from symptoms of the upper extremities, such as the hand and elbow, please feel free to come to the Center.

Yohei Kawanishi
Director of the Hand Surgery & Injury Center

Main disorders treated at the Center

Introduction of our doctor

  • Yohei Kawanishi (Director of the Center)
    Department of Medicine, Osaka Medical College, School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan Apr 1999-Mar 2005
    [Fields of specialization]
    Surgery of the upper extremities (e.g. the elbow, hand), surgery of the foot
    [Japanese Qualifications]
    Medical License issued by Minister of Health and Social Affairs of Japan
    Board of Orthopedic Surgery issued by Japanese Orthopaedic Association
    Board of Hand Surgery issued by Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand
    [Residency and Previous Staff Position]
    Osaka Koseinenkin Hospital (present JCHO Osaka Hospital), Japan
    Department of Orthopedics, Toyonaka Municipal Hospital, Japan
    Department of Orthopedics, Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital, Japan
    Department of Orthopedics, Kansai Rosai Hospital, Japan
    Department of Orthopedics, Osaka University Hospital, Japan
    Division of Hand Surgery, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Itami City Hospital, Japan
    [Post-graduate Education]
    Clinical Observer, Department of Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery, National University Hospital, Singapore
    Clinical Fellow and Micro Surgery Trainee, Niigata Hand Surgery Foundation, Japan
    Visiting Scholar, Division of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Linkou Medical Center, Taiwan
    [Research performance & publications]
    [Messaged to patients]
    The upper extremities, from the shoulder to the fingertip, enable various motor functions that are indispensable. Since a large number of joints, muscles, nerves and blood vessels exist in the upper extremities and may cause a wide variety of symptoms, an appropriate diagnosis and adequate treatment have not been given in many cases. If you are bothered by symptom of the upper extremities, including the hand and elbow, please do not hesitate to visit the Center.

Consultation schedule

  Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Kawanishi Ohyama Memorial Hospital Kyowa Hospital Kawanishi -
- Ohyama Memorial Hospital - Kawanishi Kawanishi -

※Surgeries, etc.

★Dr. Kawanishi is unavailable in March as he leaves the office to attend training seminars. Dr. Takeuchi sees patients during this period.

Time March 2 (Fri)
9:00-12:00 -
13:30-16:30 Consultation
17:00-19:00 Consultation
Time March 9, 16, 30 (※Fridays only)
9:00-12:00 Consultation
13:30-16:30 -
17:00-19:00 Consultation

※Dr. Takeuchi is not available on March 23 (Friday).

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