A: OKUNO CLINIC. is appointment only clinic. We do not accept walk-in patients. Please contact us by our inquiry form on this website. We will be contacting you by email within 3 workdays after receiving your inquiry. No phone call is accepted.
A: Approximately 30 mins. However, it depends on patient’s symptoms.
A: Our doctor will check if you have any problem blood vessels. We will hear from you about your painful area, symptoms and how you got the pain. Our doctor also examines whether you have problem blood vessels by touching or seeing your painful area. Depending on your symptoms, our doctor may use echo or MRI to examine if you have problem blood vessels.
**Our clinic does not have an MRI, so please bring the one taken at another clinic or we may ask you to go to one of our partnership clinics to take one. Echo can be taken in our clinic and you will not need to pay additional fee for it. After finishing hearing and physical findings, our doctor will suggest an appropriate treatment such as injection to reduce problem blood vessels, catheterization, or arterial infusion treatment.
** There is no catheterization on your first visit.
** Not all patients need to take catheter treatment.
A: Yes. Please contact via inquiry form with your name and the scheduled time.
If you want to change the appointment, please also write a few alternative dates and times. In case of emergency or if you need to cancel on the date of appointment, please contact to the cellphone listed in the email we sent.
A: Please see our locations from the following link. We have 5 clinics in Japan: 3 in Tokyo, 1 in Yokohama and 1 in Kobe.
A: Dr. Yuji Okuno, Dr. Masahiko Shibuya, and Dr. Koichi Miyazaki can speak English. Please check the following link below for more information about our doctors.
A: All the treatments at Okuno Clinic is not covered by the public health insurance program. If you have a private health insurance other than Japanese national health insurance, please ask the company if your insurance can cover the treatment.
Please also check the following page for the fees.
A: Depending on the clinic you plan to visit. Omotesando, Roppongi, Hakusan and Sannomiya do not provide parking space. Please use a coin parking near our clinics or please take public transportation to the clinic. Yokohama Center Minami clinic has underground parking space at the Hotel Atlas. Please note that the parking is for a fee (800 JPY/car) and there is a limit to the number of vehicles available.
A: Please use the following checklist for your self-check. Please note this is just a guide for your judgement.
There are objective methods of observation including ultrasound or MRI with contrast agent. If you wish, please discuss this with the doctor at our first visit.
Checklist: If you have more than 2 checks, it is highly possible to have problem blood vessels.
A: No, it is not the same. The substance of injection and area to inject are different. Our doctor will explain more details when you visit our clinic.
A: Generally, once, or twice.
A: No, you do not need to be in hospital. In case of catheterization, you will rest for about an hour after the treatment, and you can go back home.
A: Catheter is inserted under local anesthesia near the wrist of the forearm or in groin (root of foot). It only scratches a little like drawing blood.
A: There is no restriction in daily activities. However, please do not take a bath on the day of treatment. You can start light exercising after two to three days. Please avoid exercises that might cause pain before treatment for two weeks. Many people restart the exercise gradually.
A: It is not necessary.
A: The effectiveness in reducing the progression of deformity and reducing swelling are recognized. However, the deformed finger cannot be cured as before.