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.
|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|
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|
|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|
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