Providing tailored options
for your neurosurgical needs.

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We provide excellent options for your neurosurgical needs.

I, Takuro Inoue MD, PhD, have performed neurosurgery for almost 30 years. My career began in 1991 with general neurosurgery, including emergency cases and cerebrovascular disease. Inspired by my mentor, Dr. Takanori Fukushima MD, DMSc, I focused on brain tumors and microvascular decompression for the latter half of my career. I have performed more than 6000 neurosurgical cases to date. The treatments differ depending on individual patients. The type of surgery done takes into consideration the patient’s age, medical condition, and associated disease if any.

For benign brain tumors located at the skull base, such as vestibular schwannoma and meningioma, total excision is ideal. However, total removal attempt may entail significant health risk to the patient. The combination of operative partial tumor removal along with Gamma Knife treatment minimizes the risk of complications. At Koto Memorial Hospital, we perform non-invasive Gamma Knife radiosurgery, which involves no knife or incision, but rather uses focused beams of radiation to control tumors without damaging healthy tissue.

Microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm is another field I have been focusing on for many years. Pre-operative precise imaging with 3D picture reconstruction allows me to perform safer surgeries. I am able to see the nerves and blood vessels before operating, which reduces surgical time, and allows effective decompression with the minimum of procedures needed.

Koto Memorial Hospital is located in Shiga Prefecture of Japan, between Nagoya and the historical city Kyoto. We are proud that we can provide superior medical services and welcome patients from all over the world. For international travelers, arriving at Nagoya airport and taking a train to Maibara station provides the most convenient access.

Takuro Inoue

Chief Director, Neurosurgery, Koto Memorial Hospital
Takuro Inoue MD,PhD.

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CERTIFICATES

  • Medical Diploma
    Shiga University of Medical Science, No.963, 25 Mar. 1991
  • Medical Practitioner License
    Minister of Health and Welfare, Japan, No.336790, 20 May. 1991
  • Specialist Neurosurgeon
    The Japan Neurological Society No.4472, 25 Aug. 1997
  • Doctor of Philosophy
    Graduate School of Medicine at Shiga University of Medical Science, No. 308, 26 Mar 1999

EDUCATION

1998 Ph.D. Post Graduate School of University of Shiga Medical Science, Japan
1997 Postdoctoral fellow University of British Columbia, Canada
1991 M.D. Shiga University of Medical Science, Japan

CLINICAL POSITONS

2010-Present
Head director, Koto Memorial Hospital, Shiga, Japan
Executive Officer of Koto Memorial Hospital, Shiga, Japan
Clinical Instructor, Shiga University of Medical Sciences, Shiga, Japan
Consultant Neurosurgeon, Andalusia Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt

2004-2009 Chief Director, Hino Memorial Hospital, Shiga, Japan
1998-2003 Neurosurgery, Hino Memorial Hospital, Shiga, Japan
1997-1998 Post-doctoral fellow, University of British Columbia, Canada
1994-1997 Neurosurgery, Okamoto General Hospital, Kyoto, Japan
1992-1993 Neurosurgery, Saiseikai Noe Hospital, Osaka, Japan
1991-1992 Neurosurgery, University of Shiga Medical Science Hospital

CLINICAL COURSES

2018 1st Jakarta Cadaver Dissection Workshop
2017 Skull Base Workshop & Hands-on course Bangkok Thailand
2016 Skull Base Workshop & Hands-on course Bangkok Thailand
2015 Skull Base Workshop & Hands-on course Bangkok Thailand
2015 1st Alex Skull Base Workshop Alexandria Egypt
2014 Skull Base Workshop & Hands-on course Bangkok Thailand
2013 Asean Cerebrovascular Skull Base Hands-On Course & Symposium, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
2011 Advanced Skull Base Microanatomy Workshop and Hands-On Dissection Course, Florida, USA
2010 Advanced Skull Base Microanatomy Workshop and Hands-On Dissection Course, Florida, USA
2008 Cadaver Workshop on Skull Base, Aichi, Japan
2008 Cadaver Dissection Course, Kyoto, Japan
2007 Temporal Bone Dissection Course, Duke University, North Carolina, USA
2004 Gamma Knife clinical training at Karolinska University, Sweden

AFFILIATED ACADEMIC SOCIETIES

  • The Japan Neurosurgical Society (International education committee)
  • Japanese society for skull base surgery (Committee member)
  • Japan Society for Microvascular Decompression Surgery
  • The Japanese Congress for Brain Tumor Surgery
  • The Japanese Society of Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • The Japanese Society for Neuro-endovascular Therapy
  • Japanese Society on Surgery for Cerebral Stroke
  • Japan Society of Pain Clinicians
  • The Japan society for minimally invasive neurosurgical treatment and skull base surgery (SBS-MINT, executive committee)

Outpatient Clinics

※Reservation is not required.

Koto Memorial HospitalWebSite Friday a.m.
Higashiomi General Medical Care CenterWebSite Tuesday a.m.
Gakkentoshi HospitalWebSite Third Saturday a.m.

Surgical Services

Koto Memorial HospitalWebSite Shiga, Japan
Kyoto Okamoto Memorial HospitalWebSite Kyoto, Japan
Soseikai General HospitalWebSite Kyoto, Japan
Andalusia HospitalWebSite Alexandria, Egypt
National Brain Center HospitalWebSite Jakarta, Indonesia
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