Okayama Rosai Hospital—Okayama, Japan

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 
1-10-25 Chikkomidorimach
Okayama 702-0131

Spine Center Director: Masato Tanaka

Team member:
Taro Yamauchi 
Koji Uotani 
Yoshihiro Hujiwara

Center description

Our hospital is one of the best deformity centers in Japan.

Most frequent pathologies

Degeneration, Deformity, Trauma

Most frequent surgical procedures

L1-5 OLIF, T10-pelvis PPS, Lateral OLIF and PPS, Endoscopic laminectomy, Laminoplasty, L5/S MIS TLIF, AIS

Number of cases
Number of cases per year: 
Number of instrumented cases per year: 

Total estimated number of procedures:
• Cervical deformity
• Cervical trauma
• Cervical tumor     
• Rheumatoid cervical spine
• Chronic pain
• Degenerative cervical spine
• Degenerative lumbar spine   
• Dysraphic conditions
• Special procedures
• Thoracic & lumbar trauma 
• Thoracic, lumbar and sacral tumor
• Thoracolumbar deformity 


1 per month
2 per month
1 per month
1 per month
1 per month
10 per month
20 per month
1 per month
2 per month
2 per month
1 per month
10 per month

Types of fellowships

  • National fellowship
  • Regional and international fellowship
  • Short-term fellowships (2 weeks to 6 months)
  • Long-term fellowships (national) (6 to 12 months)
  • Fellow can scrub-in and assist scrubbed in

Average number of surgeries per week in the OR for the fellow: 12