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Wanfang International / Yi Fang Group Enters Medical Tourism Market and Has Forged Partnerships Overseas

Wanfang International helps you get access to the best medical services overseas

Date 2018-01-02  

 

Over the past few years, Chinese patients are increasingly seeking medical services in other countries. They are now able to have access to more developed healthcare overseas provided that they can afford it.

SRI International estimates that in 2017, the global market of medical tourism would have amounted to USD678.5 billion. The Chinese market of this service would also have exceeded USD100 billion.  

According to a medical care evaluation report issued by the United Nations, of all the destinations for medical tourism, Japan provides the best medical treatment. Japan leads the world in terms of diagnosis and treatment of cancer, especially in early diagnosis. China and Japan are neighbors who share similar cultural heritages, and this had made Japan the top choice for many Chinese patients. 

 Wanfang International, invested by Yi Fang Group and a few other investors, has forged formal partnership with a range of high-end Japanese medical institutions, aiming to provide Chinese patients with access to their superior healthcare resources through professional services.  

 

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The reasons for seeking high-end medical treatments overseas

 

Wanfang International has signed cooperation contracts with dozens of top Japanese hospitals specialized in Sleep Apnea Syndrome, cardiology and anorectal, providing high-end diagnosis and treatment services. Patients can now have medical treatments in Japan and have access to the latest medicines approved there. We recommend the following three hospitals of high-end medical treatments to patients in need. 

 

Toranomon Hospital

 

Toranomon Sleep Clinic is a specialized hospital for the treatment of Sleep Apnea Syndrome (SAS), lifestyle-related diseases, and respiratory and circulatory diseases. It applies Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (nCPAP) therapy as the main therapy to improve the symptoms of Sleep Apnea Syndrome and prevent any possible complications.

 

Specialty: diagnosis and treatment of Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Patients can have examinations for nasal cavity, electrocardiogram and blood vessel age etc. in the hospital. Patients wear sleep monitor for the sleep examination on the same day and return to the hospital for diagnosis the next day. According to the diagnosis results, CPAP and NASTENT can be purchased under the guidance of a doctor.

 

 New Heart Watanabe Institute

 

Go Watanabe, the chief president of Watanabe Institute, became the youngest heart transplant surgeon in Japan at the age of 32. He was the first one in Japan to use the robotic surgery system Da Vinci to successfully perform a heart surgery without opening the patient's chest. 

Specialty: cardiac examination and treatment 

Watanabe Institute has a heart surgery success rate of over 99.5%, the highest in the world. The surgery is performed with the robotic system "Da Vinci", leading to a small wound and much less bleeding. Patients can be discharged three days after the operation. It offers a heart check-up package for one night & two days or two nights & three days, along with nutritious meals.

 

Songdo Hospital(anorectal hospital)

 

Established in 1924, Songdo Hospital is a well-known anorectal specialized hospital in Japan. The hospital has 120 beds in total. Its medical specialties include anal internal medicine, anal surgery, gastroenterology, digestive surgery, radiology and anesthesiology.

 

Specialty: one-day surgery by top anorectal doctors

 The hospital has a record of performing 4000 one-day surgeries (one day surgery: no hospitalization required, can go home on the day of operation) within a year. The surgeries are painless, minimally invasive and require no hospitalization. It also has a health examination center equipped with the latest electronic colonoscopy. There is also a female specialized clinic directly under the hospital, and all the medical staff are women.

 

 3 characteristics of its health examination center:

1. It’s a large intestine disease specialized hospital with the latest electronic colonoscopy;

2. Facilitates early diagnosis and treatment of colon cancer;

3. It’s equipped with the latest medical devices. 

 

 

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Beauty is to be taken seriously

 

 

In addition to healthcare, cosmetic surgeries are also popular among medical tourists. Wanfang International has forged partnership with top Asian medical beauty hospitals, can provide the most advanced beauty solutions including skin management, contour refinement, non-invasive lifting, micro-shaping injection and hair regeneration. For us, beauty is to be taken seriously.

 

Arts Ginza Plastic Surgery Clinic

 

Arts Ginza Plastic Surgery Clinic has advanced medical equipment, offers non-invasive beauty, beauty slimming, medical hair removal, and hair planting among other services. Its regenerative medical stem cell treatment is recognized by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. This treatment can customize beauty solutions to each client.

 

Specialties: 

1. Human placenta: placenta injection

2. Slimming: Venus Freeze, Mesotherapy fat solubilization injection, Cavitation S-OPERA, botulinum toxin injection, slimming capsule

3. Anti-aging: Ulthera (American Ultrasonic Knife), Hyaluronic Acid (Hyaluronic Acid), Botox

4. Skin quality improvement: exfoliation, vitamin C injection, garlic essence injection, botulinum toxin injection, hangover injection, adult acne prevention injection, weight loss auxiliary injection

5. Micro cosmetic surgery

 

Jiyugaoka Clinic

 

 The clinic was established by Nobuyuki Shioya, an honorary professor of Kitasato University, and his first disciple Nobutaka Furuyama, also the Chairman of the clinic, in 1995. Kitasato University won the Nobel Prize in 2015 with its top-notch beauty and medical team in Japan. Jiyugaoka Clinic was founded by core members of this team. Its medical team is made up of top-notch doctors from Keio University, Tokyo University, and Tokyo Women's Medical University and other prestigious medical institutions. It represents the highest industry standard in the world. 

 

Specilties: 

1. Matrix lift

It’s a perfect combination of thread lift technology and the latest stem cell therapy. It not only lifts the face skin through silk threads, but awakens the skin for increased elasticity and brighter skin tone.

2. Ulthera × Thermacool

Current laser beauty technology can't reach the dermis layer, but it can be achieved with Thermacool technology. Plus, the unique heating effect of Ulthera can reach the fascia of the skin. Thermacool helps the skin to lock the moisture while Ulthera helps lift the skin, doubling the beauty effects.

3. Unique water injection

It injects the most advanced " stem cell culture supernatant BastorⓇ" into the skin through water injection method. It gives the skin the best possible luster and elasticity, making you look much more young and beautiful.

 

 

 Sapho Clinic

 

The Osaka Yukio cosmetic clinic was established in 1940. SAPHO Clinic was opened in 1989. 

 

Dr. Yukio Shirakabe

M.D., one of three Japanese professors in the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery(ISAPS)

1986 awarded with the Walter Scott brown AWARD

2002 appointed as Chairman of The Japanese Clinical Orthopaedic Association

2004 appointed as Chairman of Japan Society of Aesthetic Surgery

2009 awarded by the Japan Society of Aesthetic Surgery for his SMAS skin lifting technique

 

Specialties: 

1. MiraHairSystem therapy

This therapy was developed in Japan in July 2017 as the country’s first hair growth therapy. It takes the dermis (along with the hair follicle) from healthy scalp, and then converts it into a liquid (pending patent) using a special method before injecting this "hair seed liquid" into the treatment spot to regenerate hair. Only one procedure is required which takes about 2.5 hours.

 

 2. 3D lifting is facial lifting method that does not need to perform operations and doesn’t cause any swell or pain.

 

 

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Why choose Japan for regenerative medicine?

 

Regenerative medicine does not directly focus on the mitigation of symptoms, but aims to repair or replace the aged cells and tissues and ultimately achieves the purposes of healing and restoration. Japan has made significant progress in this area with various new technologies. Wanfang International provides regenerative medical services, offers customized cell-specific anti-aging solutions, and improve patients’ overall physical condition through strengthened immunity and disease prevention.

Sakura Hospital

 

Sakura Hospital specializes in a new genetic cancer treatment. It uses culture supernatant, fibroblasts, and stem cell therapies for treatment. It is equipped with a cell adjustment facility (CPC).

 

Specialties:

1. Transplant of autologous cultured dermal fibroblasts

This method is used to treat loss of skin firmness and flexibility caused by continuous use of steroids, atopic dermatitis, excessive UV exposure (photoaging) and aging. It can effectively recover and improve skin quality. The treatment is only applicable for patients that have passed acute phase and whose inflammation has been effectively alleviated.

2. stem cell therapy for chronic pain

This treatment targets patients who suffer from metabolic, infectious, hereditary, inflammatory or herpes zoster-induced pain in the lower back, neck or fingers (caused by peripheral nerve disorders).

 

N2 Clinic

 

 The N2 Clinic has obtained the plan numbers for the second and third regenerative medical care in Japan.

 

Specialities:

1. Immune cell therapy

The patient's own immune cells (NK cells) are taken and artificially cultured before reinjecting them back into the patient. NK(Natural Killer) cells can quickly attack cells that have been infected with viruses, as well as the harmful cells that it has generated in human body.

2. Adipose tissue stem cell therapy

It takes the patient's own fat stem cells, and artificially cultivates them before reinjecting back into the body. Fat stem cells refer to adult stem cells contained in adipose tissues. It is a type of highly regenerative stem cells compared with other adult stem cells,.

3. Stem cell culture supernatant therapy

 It injects stem cell culture supernatant (StemSup™) into a specific spot or through direct intravenous injection. The stem cell culture supernatant is the "surface liquid" produced when cultivating human stem cells.

 

Arts Ginza Plastic Surgery Clinic

 The regenerative medical stem cell treatment of the Arts plastic surgery clinic is recognized by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

 

Specialties: 

1. Autologous bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells

Target diseases: central nervous system injury (spinal cord injury)

For patients with central nervous system disorders, this treatment can improve patients’ condition by angiogenesis and nerve regeneration. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are extracted from the patient's own tibia, then are cultured to a certain amount before being reinjected back into the body through intravenous injection.

2. Autologous fat derived mesenchymal stem cells

Target diseases: cerebrovascular disorders (cerebral infarction, cerebral hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage)

It derives the mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from the adipose tissue that are taken out from the patient's own body fat (subcutaneous fat the size of 2 rice grains). Then the cells are cultured to reach a certain amount before being reinjected back into the body through intravenous injection.

 

 

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Japanese precision physical examinations can identify tiny lesions

 

 With the world’s most advanced precision examination procedures, Japanese doctors can spot 5mm cancer tumors in the early or super-early stages. In China, only tumors about 15mm or more can be identified which normally means the cancer has entered middle or terminal stages.

 At the same time, Japan has the highest survival rate for cancer, which is closely related to the Japanese people's awareness of receiving regular health checks and the country’s world leading cancer prevention and treatment system. Precision health examination is a standard cancer screening method in Japan. Early diagnosis and early prevention is the key to eliminate the dangers caused by cancer.

 

In addition to regular medical examinations, Wanfang International also provides precision examination services in hospitals specialized in dentistry, cardiology, sleep apnea syndrome and endoscopy examinations. We customize the precision inspection program according to patient’s needs. The following health examination institutions and hospitals are highly recommended.

Nihon University Hospital

 

 Nihon University Hospital is a comprehensive hospital established in 1925. It has a medical team of 148 doctors and 350 nurses. Its best known departments include internal medicine of endoscopy (endoscopic surgery), cardiac vascular surgery, breast/endocrinology, ophthalmology and dentistry.

 

Special precision medical examination items:

1. dental precision inspection

2. precision examination of human body (basic precision inspection + gastroscope + PET)

3. allergen check

4. blood test

 

The Center for Preventive medicine of Keio University Hospital

 

Keio University Hospital is a famous hospital in Japan. Its Cancer Center, established in 2009, conducts transectal cancer treatment with efforts from across departments. The hospital has 29 departments and 17 central clinics. It has received a total of 797,263 foreign patients with a daily average of 2,964.

 The center has a research and development department for minimally invasive methods for the development of new technologies and equipment for minimally invasive cancer treatment. A number of new treatment methods and devices have been successfully developed. It has accumulated much experience in the treatment of digestive system tumors.

 

Specialties:
1. Owns new technologies and equipment for minimally invasive cancer treatment, a number of new treatment methods and devices have been successfully developed.

2. Digestive system tumors, regardless of the size and location, can be treated with minimally invasive surgery as long as there is no lymph node metastasis.

3. Sophisticated health examination programs for: general cancer screening, stroke, cardiac arteriosclerosis, thyroid, breast, gynecological and other diseases.

 

The Cancer Institute Hospital

 

As the first institution devoted to studying cancer in Japan, The Cancer Institute was established in 1908. The institute has kept pace with the times. It is the number one cancer hospital in Japan in terms of the number of both patients and the surgeries performed. It conducts over 8,400 operations per year.

 

Special precision medical examination programs:

1. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (esophagus, stomach, duodenum)

2.  Spiral computer tomography

3.  Ultrasound examination (abdomen, thyroid)

4. PET-CT special examinations: combines PET and CT examinations, can not only diagnose cancer, but also accurately identify the specific location of the lesion.

(PET (Positron Emission Tomography) is an advanced nuclear imaging technology called "positron emission tomography". Based on the fact that "cancer cells absorb more glucose than normal cells", it injects a glucose-like drug (18F-FDG) into the human body, and diagnose cancer through the resulted images.)

Center Hospital of the National Center for Global Health and Medicine

 

The hospital was previously known as the National First Hospital of Tokyo. It was the first hospital to introduce comprehensive medical examination in 1954. It now offers a wide range of the most advanced and accurate comprehensive medical examinations for patients. The examinations are carried out with the assistance from professionals in order to facilitate both the examination and treatment procedures. 

 

St. Luke’s MediLocus of the St. Luke’s International Hospital

 

 Founded in 1902, this prestigious hospital integrates medical care, scientific research and teaching. It was among the first hospitals in Japan to start a sophisticated medical examination program. As an international hospital, it has received more than 21,900 international patients from more than 120 countries.

Special precision examination programs:

1. PET-CT cancer screening

2. Brain MRI/MRA: MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging, using the magnetic field and electric waves to photograph the cross section of the brain and generate images. MRA refers to magnetic resonance angiography. It uses magnetic resonance angiography to show blood vessels and enable doctors to identify blood vessel stenosis and occlusions. No contrast agent is used.

 

Wanfang International

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