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In April 2019, I opened the Saitama Hand & Microsurgery Institute and started offering special hand surgery. Hands are sophisticated extremities of the body that include different bodily parts such as skin, the nervous system, blood vessels, tendons, bones, and joints. In addition to anatomical knowledge, special expertise and skills in the areas of orthopedics, plastic surgery, and peripheral nerve surgery are required in order to provide appropriate treatment.

I graduated from the Jikei University School of Medicine in 1986, and studied plastic surgery in general, microsurgery, and hand surgery by attending plastic surgery courses. In 2000, I started working for the Saitama Hand Surgery Institute of Saitama Seikeikai Hospital, and in 2012, I became the director of an organization engaged in various medical activities including the clinical practice of hand surgery, research into new treatment methods, and the training of doctors aspiring to become hand surgeon specialists. During this period, I was involved in around 30,000 hand surgery procedures. In 2019, I was given the opportunity to work for Saitama Jikei Hospital, and I am excited about the opportunity to face new challenges. In 2021, a new hand surgery ward will be completed, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including an operating room, outpatient section, hand therapy room, examination room, and microsurgery training room.

Based on our motto of “Our hands for your hands,” we strive to contribute to the happiness of patients and the progress of society by providing hand treatment.

Keizo Fukumoto, M.D., Ph.D., Director

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1986: Graduates from the Jikei University School of Medicine. Receives plastic surgery training under the tutorship of Professor Eiji Marumo at Jikei University Hospital. Later becomes an assistant at the Plastic Surgery Department at the Jikei University School of Medicine, and further studies plastic surgery and hand surgery under Professor Tadao Kojima.
1990: Studies at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
1994: Acquires a Doctor of Medicine degree for the anatomical study of hand joints
1996: Lecturer at the Plastic Surgery Department of the Jikei University School of Medicine
2000: Becomes deputy director of the Saitama Hand Surgery Institute of Saitama Seikeikai Hospital, and starts to specialize in hand surgery
2012: Becomes director of the Saitama Hand Surgery Institute of Saitama Seikeikai Hospital
From 2019: Present

Qualifications, titles, and affiliated societies

Board certified by the Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand (JSSH)
Board certified by the Japan Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (JSPRS)
Supervisory doctor for pediatric plastic surgery certified by the Japan
Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Councilor of the Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand
Former president of the Eastern Japanese Society for the Hand
President of the Saitama Society for Surgery of the Hand
Honorary Member of the Hong Kong Society for Surgery of the Hand
International Member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Member of the Japanese Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
Member of the Japan Elbow Society
etc.

Main areas of interest

Congenital malformations of upper limbs, reconstruction of skin and soft tissues of hands and fingers, carpal tunnel syndrome, Heberden’s node, etc.

Main publications

1) Complications Caused by Traditional Carpal Tunnel Release and their Prevention
  J MIOS 1996; 1:13-8
2) Tendon Sheath Release for the Trigger Finger
  Orthopedic Surgical Technique 2013; 3:86-90
3) Heberden’s Node (Osteoarthritis of Proximal Interphalangeal Joint of the Hand)
  Today’s Therapy 2013 (Vol. 55). Tokyo: Igaku-Shoin, 2013; 938
4) Reconstruction of Thumb with Flap
  MB Orthop 2013; 26:69-73
5) Reliable Orthopedics, Case 2: Shoulders, Arms, and Hands – Tenosynovitis Frequently Seen around Hand Joints
  Diamond Weekly extra issue of November 10, 2013. 2013; 44-6
6) Congenital Anomalies of the Hand: Cleft Hand
  Orthoplastic Surgery (practice of limb reconstruction). Tokyo: Kokuseido, 2013; 106-109
7) How to Treat Congenital Anomalies of Hands and Feet, edited by Keizo Fukumoto
  PEPARS Issue 103. Tokyo: Zen Nihon Byoin Shuppankai, 2015
8) Dupuytren’s Contracture
  MB Orthop 2016; 29:59-64
9) Trauma of the Limb and Hand
  TEXT Plastic Surgery, revised third edition, editorial supervisor: Kiyonori Harii. Nanzando. 2017; 275-281
10) Tips on Hand Surgery Diagnosis and Treatment (Diagnosis and Treatment of Thumb Polydactyly and Syndactyly
  http://handsurg.org/2015

Satoshi Kodaira

I am committed to practicing “Healthcare with warmth,” which is the philosophy of Saitama Jikei Hospital. I can handle everything from injuries to numbness, pain and deformation of elbows, arms, wrists, hands, and fingers. We provide cutting-edge advanced treatment for severe damage including mutilation and multiple trauma of hands and fingers.
Feel free to consult us as we also accept first-time patients without referrals.

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2003: Graduates from the Tokyo Medical and Dental University, and joins the university’s Plastic Surgery Department
2004: Plastic Surgery Department of the Kameda Medical Center
2006: Saitama Hand Surgery Institute of Saitama Seikeikai Hospital
2008: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department of Tokyo Medical and Dental University
2012: Saitama Hand Surgery Institute of Saitama Seikeikai Hospital
From 2019: Present

Qualifications, titles, and affiliated societies

Specialist certified by the Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand
Specialist certified by the Japan Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Specialist certified by the Japan Society for Surgical Wound Care
Fellow of the Japanese Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
Manager of the Saitama Society for the Hand
Member of the Japanese Peripheral Nerve Society
Member of the Japan Society for Innovative Techniques in Plastic Surgery
Member of Eastern Japanese Society for the Hand

Main areas of interest

Severe damage to hands and feet, including lost tissues of skin, tendons, the nervous system, bones, joints, and fingers
Trauma, burns, natural skin contracture, and limited movement of joints (contracture)
Congenital anomalies of hands and feet

Main publications

1) Result of Reverse Digital Artery Flap
  Journal of Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2015; 31:879-881
2) Free Thoracoacromial Artery Perforator Flap for Skin Defects of the Dorsal Hand
  Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg 2018; 22:68-71
3) Anteromedial Thigh Flaps can be Safely Harvested using Color Doppler Ultrasonography
  Journal of Japanese Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, 2018; 31:114-119
4) Skin Graft or SCIP Flap for Donor Defect after Great Toe Transplantation
  Japanese Journal of Plastic Surgery, 2017; 60:558-564
5) Reconstruction of a Dorsal Hand Defect by Holding the Finger Extensor Tendons between a Temporoparietal Fascia Flap Folded in Two with a Split-Thickness Skin Graft from the Scalp
  Japanese Journal of Plastic Surgery, 2018; 61:216-220
6) Finger PIP Joint Arthroplasty with Coastal Bone and Cartilage Graft
  Japanese Journal of Plastic Surgery, 2017; 60:207-215
7) Midterm Result of Ligament Reconstruction with Transverse Carpal Ligament for Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint Arthritis with Instability
  Journal of Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2017; 34:43-46
8) The Use of a Bilobed Propeller Flap Containing the Dorsal Branch of the Digital Artery to Treat Digital Flexion Contracture
  Journal of Japanese Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, 2016; 29:230-235
9) Open Release versus Distraction Arthrolysis for PIP Joint Flexion Contracture
  Journal of Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2017; 33:514-517
10) Brachydactyly
  Orthoplastic Surgery (practice of limb reconstruction). Kokuseido, 2013; 162-165
11) Brachymetacarpia and Brachymetatarsia
  Japanese Journal of Plastic Surgery, 2018; 61:1247-1255  2018;61:1247-1255
12) Limb Trauma Care Manual (Treatment of Flexor Tendon Injuries of the Hand)
  PEPARS, 2018; 134:33-39
13) Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome
  Journal of Joint Surgery, 2016; 35:827-833
14) Treatment of Lichtman Stage IIIC Kienböck Disease
  Journal of Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2018; 35:1-4
15) Abductor Pollicis Longus Suspension Arthroplasty for Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint Arthritis
  Bone Joint Nerve 2013; 3:331-335


Hand Surgery Department Fellow

Maya Kanasaki

I have received training as a plastic surgeon, and have provided treatments focused on congenital anomalies for the past two years. I remain committed to my objective of offering healthcare by deepening my understanding of hand surgery.

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2013: Graduates from the Yokohama City University
Surgery resident at St. Luke’s International Hospital
2015: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Department at St. Luke’s International Hospital
2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department at Kanagawa Children’s Medical Center

Qualifications, titles, and affiliated societies

Specialist certified by the Japan Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
The Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand

Main areas of interest

Congenital anomalies of the hands, trauma, and reconstruction of the upper limbs

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