2. Guide for Visitors
  3. Department of Woman, Child Health and Urology - Urology


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.
Our specialty groups treat malignant tumors, male infertility, urinary disturbance, renal transplantation, and congenital deformations, as well as male climacterium.
In particular, surgical procedures are performed on about 400 patients each year with malignant tumors, and minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgery is carried out on those with malignant tumors in kidneys, adrenal, and urinary duct. 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. 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.
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, for example, in allogeneic transfusion rate during prostate cancer operation, as well as incontinence incidence and restorative rate of erectile function after operation of prostate cancer.
Our hospital, moreover, is the first qualified medical facility for brachytherapy for prostate cancer in the Kansai District. 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.

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 Social Service Department.


Guide for Visitors
Outpatient consultation days
Monday to Friday
Non-consultation days
Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays
New Year’s Holidays:
Dec. 29 to Jan. 3
Consultation times
First visit: 8:30 am to 11:00 am

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

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

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We cannot answer questions about diseases or treatments by telephone or mail. Please ask in consultation at the hospital.