About Us

Providing Quality Care for an Aging Society

Kitasato University East HospitalThe East Hospital was inaugurated in 1986 to complement the role of Kitasato University Hospital and meet the needs of an aging society. While contributing to regional healthcare through high-quality, safe and advanced treatment, the Hospital also provides practical education by making its facilities available for student training. It seeks to educate the next generation of healthcare providers and contribute to society by developing medical technology through research carried out by co-medical staff and clinical researchers.

Director/Deputy Director/Assistant Director

Director (Manager) Shiro Kikuchi
Deputy Director (Responsible for diagnosis and treatment) Satoshi Tanabe
Deputy Director (Responsible for human resources and education) Hitoshi Miyaoka
Deputy Director (Responsible for future concepts) Michinari Fukuda
Deputy Director (Responsible for 5S methodology/team medicine) / Director of Nursing Service Department Keiko Hanai
Assistant Director (Responsible for public relations and liaison) Kiyonori Kobayashi

Hospital philosophy/basic policy

Patient centered care

We respect patients' human rights and aim for "creating medical care in collaboration with patients" and providing "patient centered care" that is directly connected to the healthful and happy life of patients.

Advanced care

We develop a model of team medicine led by medical professionals to provide high quality, advanced, and reliable medical care.

Contribution to community medicine

We play a central role as the key community hospital in promoting medical cooperation with related institutions in the community and developing educational/training activities.


We engage in clinical education and research activities in the field of bioscience to develop human resources and improve the welfare of humans.

International academic exchange

We actively promote international academic exchange among medical professionals to contribute to the improvement of medical technology from an international perspective.

Inpatient capacity

General ward:
317 beds, including 6 beds for the intensive care unit (ICU)
Disabled patient ward:
59 beds
Psychiatric ward:
110 beds
Clinical trial ward:
52 beds
Total: 538 beds


Department Information

Departments and their features

Digestive Organ of Medical Service

Manager Wasaburou Koizumi

The department particularly focuses on the following treatments

  • Endoscopic treatment of esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, gastric polyps, colorectal cancer, and colorectal polyps
  • Endoscopic hemostatic treatment of gastrointestinal hemorrhage (gastric/duodenal ulcer, esophageal/gastric varices)
  • Endoscopic injection sclerotherapy and ligation for esophageal/gastric varices
  • Outpatient treatment that specializes in inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Chemotherapy for advanced gastric, esophageal, and colorectal cancers
  • Endoscopic lithotripsy for gallstones, biliary stones, pancreatic stones, intrahepatic stones, etc.
  • Endoscopic retrograde biliary drainage for biliary cancer, bile duct cancer, and pancreatic cancer
  • Outpatient chemotherapy for gastrointestinal cancer
  • Radiofrequency ablation/artery embolization for hepatic cancer
  • Interferon therapy for chronic hepatitis
  • Outpatient treatment for asymptomatic hepatitis B/C virus carriers
  • Interventional radiology or IVR (catheterization) in collaboration with the radiology division - transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE), balloon occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO), and partial splenic embolization (PSE)

Digestive Organ of Surgical Service

Manager Masahiko Watanabe Deputy manager Natsuya Katada

In collaboration with the gastroenterology department, we have established a leading gastroenterology center in Japan that provides advanced medicine for gastroenterological diseases. The upper gastrointestinal tract group provides surgical treatment for esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, and virulent diseases (achalasia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, etc.), preferably using laparoscopic and thoracoscopic intervention. The lower gastrointestinal tract group provides surgical treatment for colon cancer, rectal cancer, and inflammatory bowel diseases (ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease); treatments include many laparoscopic surgeries for these diseases. The liver, gallbladder, and pancreas group mainly performs surgery for cancers in the liver, pancreas, bladder/bile duct, primarily employing laparoscopic cholecystectomy for gallstones. We diagnose and treat, providing sufficient information to obtain informed consent from the patient and family.

Neurological Med.

Manager Kazutoshi Nishiyama

Since the hospital was founded, the department of neurology has both treated diseases as well as comprehensively supported the recovery of patients, the majority of whom have intractable neurological disorders. In particular, our effort to support home mechanical ventilation is one of the earliest organizational attempts of its kind in Japan. We have one of the largest number of patients with Parkinson's disease and spinocerebellar degeneration in Kanagawa Prefecture, and we provide care for one of the largest patient populations with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in Japan. Many patients suffering from neuroimmunological diseases such as multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, and Guillain-Barre syndrome are treated at our institution. We perform laboratory tests on autoantibodies, especially for Guillain-Barre syndrome and other immune-mediated neuropathies, and receive samples from hospitals around Japan.

Orthopedics Surgery

Manager Naonobu Takahira

The departments of orthopedics and neurology comprise the Neuromotor Disease Treatment Center of the hospital. The department of orthopedics is in charge of orthopedic motor disorders. We treat mostly subacute or chronic diseases such as degenerative hip disease, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, lower back pain, and sciatica, as well as acute injuries of the hip joint, hand, and elbow. We also provide optimal care for motor disorders in these patients in collaboration with the rehabilitation department and psychoneurotic treatment center.


Manager Hitoshi Miyaoka

Our fundamental policy is to provide psychiatric care to any psychiatric disorder in any stage. We provide integrated care that spans from drug therapy in the acute phase of a psychiatric disorder to proactive rehabilitation in the chronic phase. Outpatient treatment is also available and specialized by disease, including alcoholism, epilepsy, anorexia nervosa, sleep disorders, oral psychosomatic disease, disease treated with music therapy, and psychosomatic stress. Comprehensive outpatient treatment for various psychological and physical symptoms due to psychosomatic stresses, tests to differentiate dementia in patients with the main complaint of mild memory loss, and nocturnal polygraph screening of sleep apnea syndrome are also available. Outpatients may be enrolled in some clinical trials.


Outpatient reception

Note: Closed on Sundays, National Holidays, 2nd and 4th Saturdays, Year End and New Year

First visit Monday to Saturday 8:30 - 11:00
Repeat visit Monday to Friday 8:30 - 17:00
Saturday 8:30 - 15:00



  • Bus routes are indicated in red.
  • Free shuttle bus service is available between the two hospitals at 20-min intervals

Access Map

Paid parking

For general patients:
249 spaces
For handicapped:
10 spaces


2-1-1, Asamizodai, Minami-ku, Sagamihara-city, Kanagawa 252-0380
+81-42-748-9111 (Representative)

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