Specialized medical services

NONOMURA Norio Director of Urology
Director of Urology

We provide medical care services to all patients with a wide variety of diseases in the kidneys, urinary duct, bladder, and male genitalia.
By disease category, we treat malignant tumors, male infertility, urinary disturbance, and renal transplantation, as well as male climacteric disorder. In particular, surgical procedures are performed on about 400 patients each year with malignant tumors, and we actively perform robot-assisted surgery and minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgery. To treat prostate cancer, of which incidence has increased recently, not only surgical procedures but also many interdisciplinary therapeutic options including external irradiation, internal irradiation, and brachytherapy may be applied to patients in cooperation with Clinic of Radiotherapy. Recently, we have also begun performing stereotactic irradiation using a cyber knife. For urinary disturbance, which reflects the progressive aging of society, the most-advanced medical instrument for examination has been installed to make definite diagnosis; accordingly, the medical care and health care services appropriate for individual patients are provided. We also actively perform HoLEP surgery for benign prostatic hyperplasia. We conduct partial nephrectomies robotically for small diameter renal cancer, and can employ cryotherapy if surgery is difficult due to complications. Our assisted reproductive technology for male infertility and graft survival rate for renal transplantation lead the urological area in Japan.


Most urological diseases have increased with progressive aging of society. In contrast, male infertility and malignant tumor of the testis are likely to develop in adult people. Thus, we treat patients of a wide age group. We strive to provide top-level of medical care services using the most advanced medical techniques and emphasizing patients' quality of life (QOL). We have superior outcomes to other general medical facilities after prostate cancer surgery, for example, in post-operative urinary incontinence and restorative rate of erectile function. Our hospital, moreover, is the first qualified medical facility for brachytherapy for prostate cancer in the Kansai region. This medical technique is a potent therapeutic alternative to radical prostatectomy, together with high-dose internal irradiation, which has been proven over a long term.

Notice of the introduction of da Vinci, a robot assisted laparoscopic surgery

Da Vinci, a robotic support system for endoscopic surgery, was introduced at Osaka University Hospital in October 2012, and robot-assisted endoscopic total prostatectomies for prostate cancer have been performed since November 2012.
In addition to the prostate, we are currently performing robot-assisted endoscopic partial nephrectomy for small-diameter renal cancer, and total cystectomy is also performed with robot-assisted endoscopy.

Considerations in referring your patients to Urology

We can treat patients with almost all types of urologic and reproductive disorders. Please feel free to contact the Patient Support Center.

Information for Outpatients

Consultation times

First visit 8:30 am to 11:00 am
Revisit 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Revisit with appointment 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

※First-time visitors to Osaka University Hospital must have a referral from a physician.

Outpatient consultation days

Monday to Friday

Non-consultation days

Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays New Year’s Holidays: Dec. 29 to Jan. 3