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Department of Health Promotion

September 2,2019 Update


Health and longevity are everyone's wish. People in Japan have the longest life expectancy in the world. Unfortunately, however, most men and women are unable to live an independent life during the last 10 years of their lives, and need the support and care by others.

The best strategy to avoid the deterioration of the quality of life in the future is not to get a disease. The second best is to minimize the disability by early detection and treatment, and to live a comfortable life with a disease.

Atherosclerosis, the major cause of heart attack and stroke which lead to death and disability, begins at around age 20, progresses for decades without any symptoms at all, and suddenly causes illness after middle age. It is also known that atherosclerosis and certain types of cancers such as colorectal and breast cancer have several risk factors and lifestyle habits in common. Therefore, it is a great idea to start regular check-up of your health condition and to improve your lifestyle when you are still young and apparently healthy, in order to live an independent life until the end of your days.

Ningen dock (the health evaluation and promotion program) will check you up for early detection of hidden diseases and risk factors that may lead to an illness in the future, and give you an advice to improve your lifestyle. Our aim is to help you to live a longer and healthier life.

Patient care at our department

Characteristics of Ningen Dock in our hospital

  1. We provide a 2-day (1-night stay in our hospital) program only. We accept elderly people (over 80 years old) and those who are already under treatment of chronic diseases.
  2. Our basic program is different from other ningen docks in some respects; Esophagus, stomach and duodenum is examined with endoscopy instead of barium swallow; cardiac ultrasound is performed in addition to electrocardiogram and chest X-ray; spirometry (respiratory function test) is not included. In addition, examination by our specialists (urologist, gynecologist, otorhinolaryngologist) is incorporated in our basic program.
  3. As an optional examination, we provide colonoscopy and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head.
  4. We ask you to come back after 2 weeks to discuss the results. We explain the results, and arrange a re-study or further work-up, if necessary. We can refer you to a specialist in our hospital or any other institutions you prefer. Advice for healthier lifestyle is also provided.

Basic program (taken by all people)

Medical history, family history, social history
Physical examination:
Height, weight, abdominal circumference, pulse and blood pressure,
exam of chest and abdomen
Respiratory system:
Chest X-ray, sputum exam
Cardiovascular system:
Electrocardiogram, cardiac ultrasound, abdominal ultrasound (abdominal aorta)
Gastrointestinal system
Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, rectal exam, stool occult blood test, liver function test, abdominal ultrasound (liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen)
Urine test (glucose, protein, occult blood), renal function test (blood urea nitrogen, creatinine, estimated glomerular filtration rate, electrolytes), abdominal ultrasound (kidney)
Endocrine and metabolic system
Screening for diabetes (fasting blood glucose, glycohemoglobin), uric acid, lipid (neutral fat, cholesterol)
Complete blood count (red blood cell, white blood cell, platelet)
Test for infectious diseases:
Hepatitis B and C virus test, syphilis test
CRP, rheumatoid factor
Tumor markers:
CEA, AFP, PSA (male only)
Genitourinary system:
Male: exam of prostate by a urologist
Female: exam by a gynecologist, transvaginal ultrasound, cervical and endometrial cytology
Amsler grid test (over 60 years old only), visual acuity, intraocular pressure, fundoscopy
Hearing test (audiogram), exam by an otorhiolaryngologist with fiberscope

Optional examinations (performed upon request at the time of reservation)

The conditions where we would particularly recommend the exam (for the first time) are as below. We will tell you when to receive the subsequent exam, when we explain the Ningen dock results.

  1. Ankle-brachial index/pulse wave velocity: Evaluation of atherosclerosis
    All people older than 70 years old
    All people with diabetes
    55-69 years old with risk factors for atherosclerosis (hypertension, high cholesterol, smoking)
  2. Bone mineral density measurement (dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry of lumbar spine): Early detection of osteoporosis
    All females older than 65 years old
    All males older than 70 years old
    Monpause-64 years old female and 50-69 years old male with fracture risk
    (excessive alcohol intake, smokers, family history of fractures of the proximal femur)
  3. Chest CT: Early detection of lung cancer
    People over 55 years old who are currently smoking or within 15 years after quitting smoking with the number of cigarettes per day x smoking years ≧ 600
  4. Mammography: Early detection of breast cancer
    All females older than 40 years old
  5. Head MRI and MRA: Detection of brain and cerebrovascular disease
    Those who have a metallic object in their body from surgery, etc (some exceptions exist), those who have a pacemaker implanted, those with a tattoo/art makeup, those with magnetic dentures will not be accepted.
    People over 45 years old and have a family history of stroke (especially subarachnoid hemorrhage) or have risk factors for stroke themselves (hypertension, smoking, diabetes)
  6. Colonoscopy: Early detection of colorectal cancer
    All females over 70 years old and all males over 65 years old
    Risk factors for colorectal cancer (previous colon polyp, smoking, obesity)
    First-degree family history of colorectal cancer

Fee (not including consumption tax)

Basic program
[Basic fee] (2 days 1 night) ¥77,000
[Optional exam fees]
Ankle-brachial index/pulse wave velocity ¥2,500
Bone mineral density measurement ¥3,000
Chest CT ¥10,000
Mammography ¥3,500
Head MRI and MRA ¥20,000
Colonoscopy ¥15,000
  • If an area of concern is found during gastrointestinal endoscopy, the doctor will undertake a biopsy for pathological diagnosis. This will cost separately, and will be partially reimbursed, if you have a Japanese medical insurance.
  • Pathological examination of a specimen costs you about 5000 yen. Normally, one to three specimens will be collected from a lesion, therefore, your out-of-pocket payment will be 5000-15,000 yen for each lesion.
  • At the time of reservation, we will ask your approval of conducting a biopsy, when necessary. Since the pathological examination of the biopsy specimen is definitely necessary for diagnosis of gastrointestinal diseases, we appreciate your understanding.

About your reservation

  1. Reservation in advance is required. You may call 049-228-3410 (Ningen dock reservation desk), or come to the general information desk on the first floor.
  2. The program runs on Tuesday-Wednesday and Thursday-Friday (not on national holidays). You will stay in a private room on the west ward of the second floor.
  3. Two guests are accepted in each program. Among the optional examinations, head MRI and colonoscopy should be booked, when you make a reservation. These two cannot be additionally ordered later.
  4. Please inform us about your current illness, if you are under medical care in other hospitals. Please bring your prescription list when you come to Ningen dock. Depending on your disease and condition, you cannot join the program or take a certain optional examination.
  5. If an area of concern is found during gastrointestinal endoscopy, a biopsy for pathological diagnosis will be performed. If you are taking a blood-thinning drug (an anticoagulant or antiplatelet drug) for heart disease or stroke, we do not perform biopsy to avoid the risk of bleeding from the biopsy site. Please consult your doctor beforehand whether you can stop the drug.
  6. For the time management including various optional examinations, we do not provide some tests included in 2-Day Complete Medical Checkup Basic Test Items presented by Japan Society of Ningen Dock. For this reason, you may not receive a Ningen dock subsidy from your health insurance society. Please consult your society for details. We apologize for this inconvenience.
  7. If you need to cancel your reservation, please let us know as soon as possible.

Treatment results

Admissions in 2017
Disease name(Number of cases)
Health screening291

Medical staff

Name Job Title Position Specialized Field Credentials
伊藤 博之
(Ito Hiroyuki)
Professor Chief of Clinical Services
Chief of Education
Chief of Research
Ningen Dock
Arrhythmia Management
Occupational Health
Board-nominated Health Care Physician
Fellow of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine (FJSIM)
Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP)
Board certified by the Japanese Circulation Society
Board certified by the Japanese Society of Anti-aging Medicine

Outpatient clinic

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