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Features of medical care in Japan

1 Minimally-invasive medical care

Medical care in Japan has countless features not found in other countries. As exemplified by the words "Made in Japan", we offer a high-level medical environment backed by advanced, cutting-edge technologies. But more than anything else, we're proud that much of our medical care emphasizes a low level of invasiveness, minimizing the effects on the patient's body.
Japan's medical care is aimed at providing patients with high-level quality of life following treatment.
For instance, surgery to treat digestive diseases, using endoscopy, involves an extremely small incision, so patients have less pain afterwards and can recover quickly. Vascular treatment using a catheter, brain and heart surgery, and radiation therapies using the Cyber Knife and ion beam radiation, are all minimally invasive and are performed on a daily basis.
Comprehensive medical care

2 Comprehensive medical care

The features of Japan's medical care go beyond its cutting-edge medical equipment and outstanding technology. An important factor is our commitment to comprehensive care, encompassing all aspects from preventive care to rehabilitation. Under Japan's national health insurance program, patients have access to regular health checkups, allowing early detection of disease. Medical care extends from prevention through recovery of function after surgery as a single, continuous flow. Physicians, nurses, physical therapists, pharmacists and nutritionists work together as a multi-disciplinary team, supporting this concept of comprehensive care.
Japan's comprehensive medical care is supported by high-quality treatment technology and by the hospitality of Japan's medical personnel, who work together to reach their objectives.

About us

About us

Medical Tourism Services

Arrangements for medical institutions to visit

Almost all hospitals in Japan, not limited to those within the IMS Group

Interpreting and accompanying by our staff

Our staff will accompany you to the facility during your visit

Translation of various documents

Translation of documents required for appointment and documents issued by the medical institution you visit in Japan.

Support for a medical-stay visa application

Support your application to obtain medical-stay visa by issuing a letter of guarantee if necessary

Deputizing billing and payment process

Carry out billing and payment process for expenses between patients and hospitals on behalf of them

Travel arrangements

Arrange travel, transportation and accommodation within Japan upon request

Medical Services we may offer

  • Highly skilled treatment using conventional techniques such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy
  • Advanced and delicate surgery developed by Japanese physicians, including aortic valve reconstruction with autologous pericardium and microsurgery such as LVA.
  • Particle therapy such as heavy ion therapy and proton therapy
  • Regenerative medicine such as immunotherapy and stem cell therapy
  • Health screening(Variety of options such as gastroscopy with sedation and polypectomy, same day examination with gastroscopy and colonoscopy, etc. are available)
  • Accurate and reliable tests in hospitals
  • Reliable second opinion by experienced Japanese doctors

Flow of medical tourism

Before coming to Japan
Inquiry
  • Confirmation of the basic information of the patient (examinee)
  • Confirmation of the patient(examinee)’s object, requirements, requests for the medical tourism
  • Finding accepting medical institutions and/or confirmation of health screening courses
  • Quote submission
Coordination
  • Adjustment of schedule between the patient(examinee) and medical institution
Decision
  • Payment due date for quoted amount including medical expense and our service fee
  • Appointment confirmed upon receipt of the payment
  • Sending documents and test kits designated by hospitals to the patient(examinee)
  • Medical-stay-visa application
  • Reservation of a hotel and a car according to the patient(examinee)’s request
In Japan
Arrival
  • Airport pick-up
  • Guidance of precautions
Visiting medical institution
  • Explanation and obtaining consent for medical service and privacy policy
  • Medical service such as health check up, examination, and treatment
  • One-on-one medical interpreting
After leaving Japan
In the patient’s (examinee’s) own country
  • Providing both of originals and translated medical reports such as test results, referral, etc.
Follow-up service
  • Suggestions of follow-up plan

Precautions for health check-up

Visa

Health check-up usually takes only one or two days, therefore, a medical-stay-visa is not always necessary and a tourist visa is sufficient.

Making an appointment

In order to ensure the quality of the medical services, health check-up can be taken by appointment only.
We recommend that you make an appointment at least one month in advance since the limited number of people can be accepted per a day.
If you would like to have precise examinations such as colonoscopy or PET-CT, we recommend that you make an appointment 2 months in advance.

Consent form, medical questionnaire, sample

Before having health check-up, be sure to read the consent form and precautions, fill out medical questionnaires, and prepare necessary samples(stool, urine, phlegm etc.) which are sent to you by the hospital.

Result

The result report of health check-up needs to be cross-checked, so it takes almost a month to issue a formal report. However, a doctor will explain the results based on the test results obtained on the day of the check-up, so most of the results can be known on the same day.