International medical cooperation at University of Fukui Hospital

Medical cooperation is one of the aims of agreement on academic exchange between Scientific Center of Reconstructive and Restorative Surgery, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences and Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Fukui, concluded in August, 2013. Upon the agreement, many Russian patients have visited to take medical treatments at our hospital. There were patients underwent surgical treatment in Departments of Otorhinolaryngology-Head/Neck Surgery and Neurosurgery in the past. A robotic surgery so-called “da Vinci surgery” was first applied to an overseas patient in Department of Urology in this February. The patient recovered quickly and was good in health after one week admission. He visited the President Mayumi at University of Fukui and discussed to develop the relationship among universities in the both countries, Japan and Russia. Moreover, he admired the excellence of hospitality, advanced medical techniques and cooperation of all the staffs working at the hospital. Our hospital is contributing for international medical cooperation including acceptance of overseas patients.