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Urawa Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinic

UGEC

Urawa Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinic (UGEC)

Here at Urawa GI Endoscopy Clinic, we specialize in helping people to check GI tract and organ with medical examination and endoscopic & ultrasound procedure. We believe in providing the best medical support for everyone suffering from GI symptoms. Our aim is to contribute to the society with the advanced endoscopic procedure.

One-minute walk from East exit of Urawa Station.
2F, Sumida-One Main Building.

Welcome to our clinic website

Gastroenterology & Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in Urawa, Saitama

Urawa Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinic in Urawa, Urawa-ward, Saitama
Address: 2F, Sumida-One Main Building 9-1, Higashi Takasago-cho, Urawa-ku, Saitama, Japan
Tel: +81-48-886-7149
Fax: +81-48-711-6464

Schedule

Medical hours Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
9:00~12:00
14:00~17:30
  • [Closed days] Public holidays
  • Only examination
  • [Closed days] Public holidays, two days at the end of the year and first three days of the new year.
  • Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. (Only WEB and Tel reservations accepted on Sunday)
  • *Sunday:2:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. only examination
All major credit card accepted
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Address: 2F, Sumida-One Main Building 9-1,
Higashi Takasago-cho, Urawa-ku, Saitama, Japan
Tel: +81-48-886-7149
Fax: +81-48-711-6464

ABOUT US

Our philosophy

  • Best medical support for everyone with GI symptoms
  • To provide people with advanced endoscopy with evidence based medicine
  • Early detection and diagnosis for GI neoplasms

Excellent endoscopic examination for you.

As one of the leading GI endoscopic clinic located in Urawa, Saitama, we are committed to providing the safest, most comfortable and advanced GI endoscopy with state-of-the-art technology and expertise by highly skilled medical doctors and staffs. We will spend our time to carefully understand and personalize the most optimal examination and treatment plan for you.

Our Team

UGEC
  • Board chairman

    Board chairman: Dr. Harada Hideaki

    Dr. Harada Hideaki

    Gastroenterology & Endoscopy Physician

    M.D. (JPN)

    Dr. Harada Hideaki is board chairman and the founder of Urawa GI Endoscopy & Senju GI Clinic. Certified Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society, Society of Gastroenterology, and international member of American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE). He had worked in Dept. of Gastroenterology, New Tokyo Hospital as chief director. His main area of interests is gastroenterology, GI endoscopy, colorectal polyp, and colorectal cancer.

  • Director

    Director. Katsuyama Yasushi

    Dr. Katsuyama Yasushi

    Gastroenterology & Endoscopy Physician

    M.D. (JPN)

    Dr. Katsuyama Yasushi is the experienced gastroenterological and endoscopic practitioner. Certified Society of Gastroenterology. He had worked in Dept. of Gastroenterology, New Tokyo Hospital as deputy director. His main area of interests is gastroenterology, GI endoscopy, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

  • Special counsel

    Dr. Amano Yuji

    Dr. Amano Yuji

    Gastroenterology & Endoscopy Physician

    M.D., PhD, Prof. (JPN)

    Dr. Amano Yuji is the special counsel of Senju GI Clinic. Certified Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society, Society of Gastroenterology, Gastroenterological Association, and Esophageal Society.
    He had received his PhD. in the post graduate school of Shimane Medical University. He had worked in Ichikawa Hospital, International University of Health and Welfare as Professor of Dept. of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy.

  • Doctors

    Dr. Hayasaka Kenji

    Dr. Hayasaka Kenji

    Gastroenterology & Endoscopy Physician

    M.D. (JPN)

    Dr. Hayasaka Kenji is the medical director of Senju GI Clinic. Certified Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society and Society of Gastroenterology. He had worked in Dept. of Gastroenterology, New Tokyo Hospital as deputy director. His main area of interests is gastroenterology and GI endoscopy.

  • Dr. Iwaki Tomoyuki

    Dr. Iwaki Tomoyuki

    Gastroenterology & Endoscopy Physician

    M.D. (JPN)

    Dr. Iwaki Tomoyuki is the experienced gastroenterological and endoscopic practitioner. Certified Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society and Society of Gastroenterology. His main area of interests is gastroenterology, GI endoscopy, and gastric cancer.

  • Dr. Suzuki Shinichi

    Dr. Suzuki Shinichi

    Gastroenterology & Endoscopy Physician

    M.D. (JPN)

    Dr. Suzuki Shinichi is the experienced gastroenterological and endoscopic practitioner. Certified Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society and Society of Gastroenterology. His main area of interests is gastroenterology, GI endoscopy, colorectal polyp, and colorectal cancer.

Endoscopic procedure

UGEC

1. EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy) and CS (Colonoscopy)

EGD and CS are performed to detect the inflammation and neoplasms of the upper GI tract and the colon, respectively. We can applicate Narrow Band Imaging system (image-enhanced endoscopic system) for precise endoscopic diagnosis and confirm histological diagnosis by endoscopic biopsy. Given that you are receiving antithrombotic agents, biopsy is safely done according to guideline. We also perform EGD and CS with intravenous sedatives. Our team physicians are highly skilled in intravenous sedatives. Please asked our physicians and staffs about intravenous sedatives.

  • Goda K, Amano Y, et al. Newly developed magnifying endoscopic classification of the Japan Esophageal Society to identify superficial Barrett’s esophagus-related neoplasms. Esophagus 2018; 15: 153-159.
  • Uno G, Amano Y, et al. Simplified classification of capillary pattern in Barrett's esophagus using magnifying endoscopy with narrow band imaging: implications for malignant potential and interobserver agreement. Medicine (Baltimore) 2015;64: e405.
  • Shibagaki K, Amano Y, et al. Magnification endoscopy with acetic acid enhancement and narrow-band imaging for the diagnostic accuracy of gastric mucosal neoplasms. Endoscopy 2016;48:16-25.
  • Shibagaki K, Amano Y, et al. Magnification endoscopy with acetate instillation and a narrow-band imaging system for pit pattern diagnosis of colorectal neoplasms. J Clin Gastroenterol 2015;49:306-012.
Endoscopic procedure
Endoscopic procedure
Endoscopic procedure

2.Polypectomy

Polypectomy is feasible while performing Colonoscopy. In case of a medication with antithrombotic agents, adjustment of antithrombotic agents is needed (ex, drug cessation of clopidogrel, one-day cessation of rivaroxaban, etc…). However, Polypectomy is also safely done according to the Japanese guidelines. Please asked our physicians and staffs about polypectomy with antithrombotic agents. Colonic polyp more than 2 cm can not be accepted to resect simultaneously in our clinic. If we detect colonic polyp more than 2cm, we introduce you to the cooperative hospital with accommodation facility (Digestive Endoscopy Center in Urawa Kyosai Hospital).

  • Harada H, et al. Postpolypectomy bleeding of colorectal polyps in patients with continuous warfarin and short-term interruption of direct oral anticoagulants. Gastrointest Endosc. 2021; 93: 691-8.
  • Harada H, et al. The effect of anticoagulants on delayed bleeding after colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection. Surg Endosc. 2020; 34: 3330-3337.
  • Harada H, et al. Feasibility of gastric endoscopic submucosal dissection with continuous low-dose aspirin for patients with dual antiplatelet therapy. World J Gastroenterol. 2019; 25: 457-68.
  • Harada H, et al. Continuous use of low-dose warfarin for gastric endoscopic submucosal dissection: a prospective study. Endosc Int Open 2017; 05: E348-53.
Endoscopic procedure

3. Helicobactor pylori (H. pylori) Infection

H. pylori is bacteria that infect in human stomach during childhood. H. pylori can possibly induce gastric cancer and ulcer because of an inflammatory condition of stomach known as gastritis. Although most people with H. pylori don’t have any symptoms, they may have symptoms as abdominal pain, nausea, heartburn, bloated, and lack of appetite when the infection leads to deteriorate. H. pylori is diagnosed by breath test, blood test, and endoscopy. Most of infected H. pylori can be eradicated by the medications (so called triple therapy): proton-pump inhibitors (PPI), amoxicillin, and clarithromycin or metronidazole. Please asked our physicians and staffs about H. pylori treatment.

4. Abdominal ultrasound (AUS)

AUS is performed to detect the diseases of abdominal organs (liver, gallbladder, bile duct, pancreas, and kidney). Our team technicians are highly skilled in AUS. Please asked our physicians and staffs about AUS.

5. Medical checkup for GI tract

Our clinic offers medical checkup for GI tract (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy and Colonoscopy) without health insurance. A fee of medical checkup for GI tract includes intravenous anesthesia, and premedication of endoscopy. Please asked our physicians and staffs about medical checkup for GI tract.

Medical checkup Fee
Esophagoduodenoscopy(EGD) ¥25,000
Colonoscopy(CS) ¥30,000
EDG and CS ¥50,000
Colonic polypectomy ¥60,000

6. Japanese health insurance

Health insurance(JPN) 10% medical costs 30% medical costs
Esophagoduodenoscopy(EGD) About ¥1,50010% medical costs About ¥5,00030% medical costs
Colonoscopy(CS) About ¥2,00010% medical costs About ¥5,50030% medical costs
Colonic polypectomy ¥7,000~¥9,00010% medical costs ¥20,000~¥30,00030% medical costs
Abdominal ultrasonography About ¥50010% medical costs About ¥1,50030% medical costs

Our endoscopy clinic

UGEC
The exterior of our clinic

The exterior of our clinic

Our clinic is located in Urawa, Saitama near the Urawa Station.

Reception

Reception

Waiting and Prep room

Waiting and Prep room

Consultation room

Consultation room

Endoscopy unit

Endoscopy unit

Recovery room

Recovery room

Toilet

Toilet

Facilities

  • Olympus EVIS X1
    Olympus EVIS X1
  • GIF-XZ1200
    GIF-XZ1200
  • CF-XZ1200L
    CF-XZ1200L

Advanced endoscopy unit and endoscope with state-of-the-art technology (Image enhanced endoscopy, magnified endoscopy, and so forth).

Endoscopic devices

All endoscopic devices (mouthpiece, biopsy forceps, snare, and injection needle) are disposable because of sanitation and infection control measures.

  • Mouthpiece
    Mouthpiece
  • Biopsy forceps
    Biopsy forceps
  • Snare
    Snare

All image from Boston Scientific Japan

Supporting device for covid protected endoscopy

  • Extracorporeal vacuum device for droplet reduction
    Extracorporeal vacuum device for droplet reduction

Abdominal ultrasonic diagnostic equipment

  • Canon Aplio a/Verifia
    Canon Aplio a/Verifia

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Urawa Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinic located?
Urawa Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinic is located at 2F, Sumida-One Main Building 9-1, Higashi Takasago-cho, Urawa-ku, Saitama (One-minute walk from East exit of Urawa Station).
How many doctors practice at Urawa Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinic (UGCE)?
There are several doctors at UGEC. We cooperate with the GI doctors who are affiliated with Kyosai-Hospital in Urawa. The doctors are experienced to treat patients with digestive diseases, especially early cancer.
How does it cost?
Please check the following about the cost.
Is a reservation necessary for a medical examination?
The reservation is not necessary. A new outpatient visit is possible in anyone. If you hope for a smooth medical examination, you can reserve it on our web site.
How does a medical examination reserve?
The reservation of esophagoduodenoscopy (EGD), colonoscopy (CS), and EGD&CS, is possible on our web site. If you reserve CS or EGD&CS, you need to prep for colonoscopy to cleanse the colon at our clinic or your home. Our clinic has prep room and three toilets for prep. If you hope for prep at your home, an outpatient visit is necessary in advance.
*An out patient visit is necessary for the following situation; dual or triple therapy of antithrombotics (antiplatelets or anticoagulants), over 70 years old, patients with severe heart, pulmonary, or kidney disease, troubled by severe constipation, constipated for several days.
Are esophagoduodenoscopy (EGD) and colonoscopy (CS) painful?
As we use an intravenous anesthetic during EGD and CS, you feel almost nothing pain. All doctors experienced EGD and CS with an intravenous anesthetic. If you don’t choice intravenous anesthesia, you can have nasal endoscopy. Please feel free to ask us about the intravenous anesthesia.
Is it possible the examination of esophagoduodenoscopy (EGD) and colonoscopy (CS) simultaneously?
It is possible. We perform EGD with intravenous anesthesia, subsequently CS. As you can have EGD and CS at the same time, stressing the body is lesser.
How does the examination take?
Esophagoduodenoscopy (EGD) takes for about 10 minutes. The preparation of EGD takes for 20 to 30 minutes. If you have intravenous anesthesia, you need to take a rest for 30 to 60 minutes at the recovery room after EGD. After taking a rest, the doctor explain the results of EGD.
Colonoscopy (CS) takes for about 10 to 20 minutes. Because the time of insertion to the deep colon depends on an individual. Colonoscopy is necessary for prep to cleanse the colon taking a laxative. You need to prep for colonoscopy at our clinic or your home. Our clinic has prep room and three toilets for prep. If you hope for prep at your home, an outpatient visit is necessary in advance. If you have intravenous anesthesia, you need to take a rest for 30 to 60 minutes at the recovery room after CS. After taking a rest, the doctor explain the results of CS.
Is it possible to resect colonic polyps at the same time as Colonoscopy (CS)? (polypectomy)
It is possible. Colonic polyps according to size is possible to resect at our clinic. However, large polyps are impossible to resect at our Clinic. In case of large polyps, we refer you to Kyosai Hospital in Urawa. After polypectomy, resting at home is needed for 2 or 3 days (restriction of movement, diet, and alcohol).
Is it possible to eat immediately after endoscopy?
In the case of esophagoduodenoscopy (EGD), eating and drinking are possible after an hour because of throat anesthesia. In case of sampling tissue, drinking is possible after an hour, and eating is after two hours.
In case of colonoscopy (CS), drinking is possible immediately. Eating is possible after two hours.
In case of sampling tissue, alcohol and pungently flavored food are restricted that day.
After polypectomy, resting at home is needed for 2 or 3 days (restriction of movement, diet, and alcohol).