Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Head of the Office: Hirotaka Asato, MD, PhD

Message from the Head of the Office

     In Dokkyo Medical University Hospital, medical practice of plastic and reconstructive surgery started in April 2006 and the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery was established in February 2008. We offer treatments for congenital and acquired deformities in various body parts to improve patients’ quality of life. Especially, in microtia reconstruction surgery, we have a lot of experience. We also provide aesthetic surgery. In addition to medical practice, we are dedicated to education and research in various fields.


1.Medical practice

  • Congenital Anomalies (e.g., Microtia, Ear Anomalies, Cleft Lip & Palate, Hand Anomalies, Umbilical Hernia, Pectus Excavatum)
  • Eye Surgery (e.g., Ptosis, Entropion, Ectropion)
  • Facial Nerve Palsy
  • Trauma (e.g., Facial Trauma, Hand Trauma, Reconstruction of Soft Tissue)
  • Reconstruction following neck and head tumor resection
  • Reconstruction following skin tumor resection
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Contracture
  • Skin Ulceration (e.g., Diabetic Foot, Peripheral Arterial Disease)
  • Lymphoedema
  • Varicose Vein
  • Aesthetic Surgery (e.g., Face Lift, Filler Injection)

  • 2. Education
    School of Medicine:

    1st year Lectures
    PBL (Problem Based Learning) Tutorial I
    2nd year Lectures
    PBL (Problem Based Learning) Tutorial II
    3rd year Lectures
    4th year OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Lectures
    5th year Clinical Clerkship (Bedside teaching)
    6th year Advanced Clinical Clerkship

    School of Nursing:

    1st~4th year Lectures

Research Fields

Wound Healing Mechanism
Hemodynamics in Flap
Microtia Surgery
Facial Palsy Surgery
Vascular Anastomosis in Microsurgery
Muscle Tissue Regeneration in Neurovascular Muscle Flap
Tissue Engineering (Skin and Cartilage)
Nerve Regeneration in End-to-Side Neurorrhaphy

Academic Society Activities

Japan Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Japan Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Japanese Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
Japan Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Society
Japan Society for Surgical Wound Care
Japan Society of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery


Professor and Chairman Hirotaka Asato, MD, PhD
Senior Assistant Professor Kohei Umekawa, MD
Senior Assistant Professor Daisuke Fujisawa, MD, PhD
Senior Assistant Professor Takashi Kurabayashi, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor Koki Hasegawa, MD
Assistant Professor Masanori Tasaki, MD