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Professor and Chairman : Atsushi Takenaka
Associate Professor: Masashi Honda
Junior Associate Professor: Katsuya Hikita
Junior Associate Professor: Shuichi Morizane
Assistant Professor : Hideto Iwamoto
Assistant Professor : Bunya Kawamoto
Assistant Professor : Noriya Yamaguchi
Assistant Professor : Tetsuya Yumioka

Features of the Division

The Division of Urology at the Tottori University Faculty of Medicine is committed to offering the best urological care, the most productive and innovative research programs, and an outstanding educational program that trains future leaders in the field. The Division of Urology offers a four-year residency program. A new curriculum has broadened education to all areas of urology. Persons with an interest and capacity to contribute to urological surgery in an academic environment are sought and will be encouraged and supported. We strive to provide state-of-the art treatments and therapies for those with urological diseases. We are nationally renowned for our expertise in highly specialized technologies and minimally invasive surgical techniques, many of which have been developed or refined by Tottori University surgeons.

Research areas

1. Robotic surgery
•Robot-assisted nerve sparing prostatectomy
2. Laparoscopic surgery
•Radical prostatectomy
3. Clinical anatomy in pelvic urological surgery
4. Prevention and treatment for erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy
5. Chemotherapy in patients with advanced urothelial cancer
6. Docetaxel chemotherapy for hormone refractory prostate cancer
7. Target-based therapy for metastatic renal cell carcinoma
8. Chemotherapy for patients with poor prognosis germ cell tumors
9. Botulinum toxin therapy for idiopathic or neurogenic detrusor overactivity
10. Role of sexual hormones and aging on lower urinary tract function
11. Role of neurotransmitters on lower urinary tract function