Clinics & Departments

Clinical Nutrition

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Our Treatments

The Department of Clinical Nutrition aims to provide delicious, enjoyable meals in consideration of nutrition balance so that cancer patients can receive effective treatment and stay well. In addition, we assign dietitians to the wards to provide inpatient nutrition counseling and support patients’ dietary and nutrition management.
As is well known, cancer patients tend to lose weight, and the weight loss is observed not only in gastrointestinal but also in lung and prostate cancer patients.

The weight loss of the cancer patients has been scientifically analyzed. It has been confirmed that a decrease in muscle mass influences the quality of life of cancer patients and hinders the continuation of cancer treatment. Therefore, the importance of the clinical nutrition of the cancer patients is recently recognized and this concept is studied.

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Features of the Department

We provide hospital meals taking patients’ individual taste into consideration so that meals can enhance physical strength and immune function as much as possible.

In addition, we try to thoroughly perform investigation of patients’ needs, its analysis, planning and implementation of the improvement of food service so that more patients can eat meals.

Dietary Support after Gastrointestinal Surgery

Gastric Cancer

Immediately after surgery, the gastrointestinal tract sometimes moves poorly and adhere. We give advice to patients on how to eat meals, how to choose food products, and suitable amount to eat.

Colorectal Cancer

If you undergo surgery for colorectal cancer, your intestines move unstably and easily adhere, resulting in intestinal obstruction for a month after surgery. We give you advice and support on diet and management of postoperative weight gain until the movement of the intestines is stabilized.

Dietary Support after Head and Neck Surgery

After oral or pharyngeal surgery, it is sometimes difficult for patients to eat meals. Difficulty in swallowing may lead the liquid and food not into the esophagus, but into the trachea. Since the entrance of liquid and food into the lung through the trachea may cause pneumonia, this should particularly be kept in mind. For patients with difficulty in swallowing, we provide meals adjusted to the chewing and swallowing abilities of each patient.

Dietary Support during Chemotherapy

Some patients receiving chemotherapy complain of loss of appetite because of smell, nausea and stomatitis with long-term treatment. For patients with anorexia caused by chemotherapy, we provide meals in consideration of the amount of staple food, size of ingredients and use of seasoning. If the patients find that they can eat even a small amount of food, they are pleased. We provide meals with the hope that treatment will be successful.

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