Questions and Answers

Below we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about our hospital.
Should you not be able to find what you are looking for in the below Q&A section, please do not hesitate to contact us by clicking on the inquiry button at the bottom of this page.

"How can I reach Koga Hospital 21 by public transport?"

The closest train stations to Koga Hospital 21 are Miyanojin Station, on the Nishitetsu Ōmuta Line and Gorōmaru Station on the Amagi Line.
As it takes 15 minutes to walk from both stations, you can take advantage of the shuttle bus service we provide.
The shuttle bus to the hospital leaves every 30 minutes from Miyanojin Station. For more information about the service, please see the
"Access Page".

“What types of facilities are available on the ladies’ floor?”

The ladies’ floor is a place where the reception, waiting rooms and examination rooms are all staffed by ladies, so one can undergo medical exams and complete body check-ups without having to feel embarrassed.
Furthermore, the ladies’ floor in particular was recently renovated in 2010 and consists of a quiet and spacious area.

"I would like to take a health check up. What types of checkups do you offer?”

The health examinations available at Koga Hospital are listed below:

- General Checkups
Industrial Safety and Health Law approved Physical health checkups (periodical examinations, health checkups for employment purposes), workplace related, and insurance policy stipulated health checkups, etc.

- Checkups run by the Municipality of Kurume
Medical Checkups are run for citizens from June to October.

-Cancer Tests
- Specialized checkups
For people under the Health Insurance scheme between age 40 and 74, to check for lifestyle related diseases like metabolic syndrome and diabetes.

- Special insurance care instructions
In the event of a positive result on one of the specialized tests, we provide the necessary advice on dealing with any medical conditions (moral support, proactive support).

- Complete check up
The purpose of this test is to find and help to cure any lifestyle related diseases (e.g. metabolic syndrome and diabetes), heart diseases and cancer.
The check up is also used to find any genetic predispositions of specific diseases to allow for adequate prevention.
It is possible to undergo the test either split into two half day sessions, or in one whole day session, staying overnight.

- Specialized full medical check up
A test to examine for particular medical issues like brain problems, lung cancer and gender specific problems.

"Do you perform Radiotherapy?"

Yes, we do.
In the list below you can find out more about the four types of radiotherapy available at Koga Hospital.
As Koga Group is the only team in Japan using four different machines in combination, it is possible for us to reach almost every part of the body with a high level of precision.

PET: Positron Emission Tomography, where intensity modulated radiotherapy is performed with a high precision machine, which is capable of finding a variety of issues, from prostate cancer, to head and neck cancer, and so on.
Compared to normal radiotherapy, it is possible to irradiate a more concentrated area, but also the side effects arising from the treatment appear to be less.

Gamma Knife:
This refers to radiotherapy equipment specially designed for dealing with brain anomalies. In comparison with traditional surgery, this technology makes it possible to provide treatment in areas of the body that couldn’t formerly be reached.
Even elderly people and those with complicating health conditions may be able to undergo this treatment.

Linac (MEV Linear Accelerator):
A general-purpose machine that enables treatment in any part of the body and it makes it possible to even treat relatively large areas.
Irradiation is used after surgery as a means of prevention for lung cancer and breast cancer. It is also used as a pain relief device in cases of malignant bone tumor metastasis.
Remote After Loading System:
Differing from the treatment mentioned above (which employs radiotherapy administered from the outside), this treatment is performed using a radiotherapeutic device measuring 0,9 mm in circumference and 4,5mm in length in order to irradiate the tumor. It is used in the treatment of digestive tract, uterine, and respiratory tract cancers, etc.



Koga Hospital 21

Miyanojin 3-3-8

Kurume City, Fukuoka

JAPAN, 839-0801