About Our Clinic

Doctors

Please note that the primary doctor who performs your surgery will be assigned by the clinic based on scheduling requirements.
Please understand you will not be able to choose the doctor for your particular surgery.

Nobuhiko Isshiki, M.D., PhD., Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University

Nobuhiko Isshiki

Subspecialties

Phono Surgery; Plastic Surgery

Interests and Academic Societies

  • The American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery (Honorary Member)
  • Hungarian Speech-Language Association (Honorary Member)
  • President of 3rd World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics

Background

1954Graduated from Kyoto University Medical School
1962University of California (UCLA), Researcher
1965Kyoto University Medical School, Instructor in the Department of Laryngology
1977Kyoto University Medical School, Associate Professor of the Department of Laryngology
1980Kyoto University Medical School, Professor of the Department of Laryngology
1993-2011Isshiki Clinic (Kyoto Voice Surgicenter)
2011-presentHiroshiba ENT Clinic

Awards

Gould Award for Laryngeal Research Work (1970)
Gutzmann Award for Clinical Laryngeal Work (1980)
Acta Prize, given for his accomplishment in phonosurgery work as the first Japanese awardee (1999)
Letter of Appreciation from the Mayo Clinic for his outstanding contributions toward education and research in Laryngeal Functional Surgery (2007)

Major Publications

Nobuhiko Isshiki. Phonosurgery: Theory and Practice. Springer-Verlag 1989
Isshiki N, Sanuki T. Surgical tips for type II thyroplasty for adductor spasmodic dysphonia: modified technique after reviewing unsatisfactory cases. Acta Oto-Laryngologica 2010; 130: 275

Note

Dr. Isshiki introduced the Laryngeal Framework Surgery to treat difficult vocal conditions such as vocal cord paralysis or vocal cord atrophy. The procedure has become widely performed today known as Isshiki Thyroplasty. He often gives lectures and/or demonstrations of the procedure on request the world. To date, he has given this surgery to over 800 cases in the last 35 years.

Additional Language Spoken

English

Masahiro Tanabe, M.D.

Masahiro Tanabe

Subspecialties

Phono Surgery

Interests and Academic Societies

  • President of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Logopedics and Phoniatrics
  • The Japan Laryngological Association, Counsil
  • The Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Society of Japan, Counselor (Certified Doctor)
  • The Japan Society of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Counselor
  • The Japan Broncho-esophagological Society, Counselor (Certified Doctor)

Background

1966Graduated from Kyoto University Medical School
1966-Kyoto University Medical School, Researcher in Dr. Isshiki’s Study Group
1972-Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City
Kyoto University Medical School, Assistant
Kochi Medical College, Associate Professor
Japanese Red Cross Osaka Hospital, Vice President and Director of the Department of Otolaryngology
2005Takamatsu Red Cross Hospital, President
2009-2011Isshiki Clinic (Kyoto Voice Surgicenter)
2011-presentHiroshiba ENT Clinic

Additional Language Spoken

English

Shinya Hiroshiba, M.D., President, Hiroshiba ENT Clinic

Shinya Hiroshiba

Subspecialties

Tuning Phonosurgery; Eardrum/middle ear Repair Surgery; Allergic Rhinitis Surgery

Interests and Academic Societies

  • The Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Society of Japan
  • Japan Otological Society
  • Japanese Rhinologic Society
  • The Society of Practical Otolaryngology
  • The Japan Broncho-esophagological Society

Background

1994Graduated from Kyoto University Medical School
1994-presentKyoto University Hospital
1994-presentJapanese Red Cross Osaka Hospital
1999-presentHIROSHIBA ENT Clinic
2010-presentKyoto ENT Surgicenter

Additional Language Spoken

English

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