March 14, 2023

Dr. Okuno had an exchange session with Taiwanese IR doctors

We held a 1.5-hour Q&A session on Zoom with doctors specializing in interventional radiology from Taiwan. Based on seven questions we received in advance, Dr. Okuno provided live answers and shared his own experiences.


Nearly 30 doctors participated in the session, and there were many additional questions about the technical aspects of musculoskeletal catheterization and the medical materials used, making for a very enriching and intense 1.5-hour session. (A doctor from Thailand, who had previously visited the Okuno Clinic, also participated!)

March 3rd, 2023

Dr. Yuji Okuno, Chief Director gave lectures as an invited speaker at PAIRS 2023 held in Dubai, UAE. 

Over a four-day period from Feb 11- 14th, Dr. Yuji Okuno gave three lecturers on the following topics and a workshop.


・Genicular Artery Embolization for Osteoarthritis

・Embolization in Sports Injuries and Tendinitis: How I do it

・Intra-arterial Therapies for Joint Pain


Many doctors from Asia, Europe, and North America attended the conference and exchanged opinions.

February 20th, 2023

Dr. Rajah Koppala from Avis Hospital in India came to observe our procedure

Dr. Rajah Koppala from Avis Hospital in India visited Japan and observed outpatients and catheterizations at Okuno Clinic.

He is a very friendly doctor and enjoyed talking with the clinic staff during his visit.

February 10th, 2023

Dr. Bow Wang and Dr. Yu Chen Wang from Taiwan visited our clinic

Dr. Bow Wang (National Cheng Kung University Hospital) and Dr. Yu Chen Wang (National Taiwan Universiry Hospital) from Taiwan visited Japan and observed the treatment at Okuno Clinic. for about two weeks. They also visited Sannomiya and Shinsaibashi Clinics in Kansai area to see our various cases.

February 7th, 2023

Dr. Gregory Tarr from New Zealand visited our clinic

Dr. Gregory Tarr visited us from New Zealand in the southern hemisphere to observe the our procedure for problem blood vessels.

January 27th, 2023

Dr. Okuno joined GEST MSK 2023 in Paris

Dr. Yuji Okuno was invited to have some lecturers at GEST MSK 2023 (Global Embolization Symposium & Technologies conference) held in Paris for January 20-21.

Dr. Okuno gave two lectures in each session on the themes of Frozen Shoulder and Sports Injuries.

At the Embolization Forum, which focused on embolic agents, he presented three cases using imipenem.

IR doctors from not only Europe but also from all over the world gathered at the conference, and each session was bustling.

December 12th, 2022

Dr. Okuno was invited to talk at CCI meets GEST

He gave a lecture with the theme of Jumper’s knee, lateral epicondylitis and Achilles tendonitis for 15 minutes. It was held online this year due to the situation of covid. The session invited Chinese doctors as panelists and dicussed various topics regarding chronic pain along with leading IR doctors from different countries. 

October 21st, 2022

Dr. Okuno gave a lecture at TSVIR 2022

He joined Thai Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology for October 13 – 15th at Bangkok and gave a talk on the technique of TAME procedure as well as his cases. 

September 29th, 2022

Dr. Surasee Srihasarn from Thailand visited Okuno Clinic. 

Dr. Srihasarn came to see our clinical practices from Bangkok, Thailand. He stayed for nearly 2 weeks and learned our technique for TAME. Doctors were actively communicating each other. We hope the observation was fruitful for Dr. Srihasarn!

August 25th, 2022

Dr. Okuno was invited to give speeches at SGCR 

SGCR WIRES 2022 was held on August 12th-14th in Singapore. Dr. Okuno gave speeches with the theme “Genicular Artery Embolization: Tips & Tricks” and “Embolization for musculoskeletal pain outside knee: When and How.” 

Also, he visited Sengkang General Hospital, affiliated hospitals of Singapore General Hospital, and observed the catheter procedure for shoulder pain. 

July 25th, 2022

Dr. Okuno was invited and had two talks on OEIS in Las Vegas. 

The 9th Outpatient Endovascular and International Society(OEIS)was held from June 24-25, 2022 at Las Vegas. Our director Dr. Yuji Okuno was invited and had speeches at the conference with the theme of Embolization for Chronic Shoulder, Knee, and Other Joint’s Pain: How we do it, and another talk for dinner symposium. 


After each talk, many doctors from the States questioned him. It was also an opportunity to realize that catheterization for chronic pain is of strong interest in the United States as well. 

June 29th, 2022

Dr. Yuji Okuno joined 2022 IFSSH, IFSHT, FESSH in London. 

2022 IFSSH, IFSHT, FESSH was held from June 6th to 10th in UK. 


The abstract that Dr. Yuji Okuno submitted, passed the screening out of more than 1,200 videos, and he gave an oral presentation on the following topic within the framework of Innovation and technology.


Topic:Intra-arterial infusion of temporary embolic material through a needle inserted into radial artery as a new treatment for refractory trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis


After the presentation, there was an active exchange among the doctors, including a dinner with local doctors. 

June 25th, 2022

Dr. Po Han Chuang from Taiwan visited Okuno Clinic.

Dr. Po Han Chuang from National Taiwan University Hospital visited our clinic. She was eager to meet Dr. Yuji Okuno and learn our pain treatment for about a month. 


She also visited Kobe Sannomiya clinic as well as Osaka Shinsaibashi, and interacted with our doctors in Kansai area. She enthusiastically asked questions about pain treatment and participated in the doctor’s study

sessions too.  


The stay in Japan might be very busy, however we hope it was a meaningful time for her. 


We look forward to seeing her again soon!

May 23rd, 2022

Dr. Okuno gave a lecture at GEST 2022 in New York

GEST 2022 was held in New York City from May 19-22. Our chief director Dr. Okuno was invited to give three lectures in one day. 

The last lecture was a panel discussion which he discussed various aspects of knee artery embolization with physicians from different countries. 

May 20th, 2022

Dr. Okuno was invited to speak at an international conference in Dubai

Dr. Okuno was invited to PAIRS, an international conference on catheterization held in Dubai from May 11 to 14 and gave a lecture for two days.


PAIRS, the Pan Arab Interventional Radiology Society) is a society dedicated to the development of catheterization in Europe, America, the Middle East, and Asia.


Dr. Okuno lectured for two days and exchanged information with physicians mainly from the U.S. and Europe at the reception.

Feb 16th, 2022

Two research papers from Okuno Clinic were selected as Best of 2021 Editor’s Choice of CVIR, the most prestigious European medical journal for catheterization!

**CVIR is the European medical journal of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology.

Oct 25th, 2021

Dr. Yuji Okuno was invited to the Catheterization Society of Brazil on Oct 16th

SOBRICE 2021 was held online, and Dr. Yuji Okuno was invited as a speaker on a new catheterization. 

His theme was Future Prospects of Embolization of Joints. 

Mar. 10th, 2021

Third information and experience sharing session with TAME doctors in Taiwan

It was our third meetup with Taiwanese doctors on March 10th from 7-8:30pm, and 31 doctors in total were participated this time.

Dr. Sugihara from Okuno Clinic. and Dr. Lin from Tri-service General Hospital in Taiwan had case presentations for 10mins each, then Dr. Okuno gave a brief lecture with a theme “Pitfall in TAME.”

Each presentation was followed by a lively Q&A session, and we had a very fruitful 90mins. 

Dec. 18th, 2020

Second information and experience sharing session with TAME doctors in Taiwan

We had second online session by Zoom meeting with Taiwanese doctors who have done or try to conduct TAME. This time, the number of participants were 33. 

Although it was a short time just an hour and half, Dr. Huang (Taiwan), Dr. Lu (Taiwan) and Dr. Shibuya (Japan) gave case presentations, and Dr. Okuno did a short lecture. 

TAME is getting to be known in Taiwan as well, and we discussed the treatment of Heberden’s nodes and plantar fasciitis.  

Nov. 24th, 2020

Winter Recess

OKUNO CLINIC. will be in winter recess between December 29th to January 4th. 

We will resume our operation on January 5th, Tuesday.

Nov. 20th, 2020

Academic journal for severe shoulder pain was published in Europe

Dr. Yuji Okuno engaged in the catheter treatment of patients suffering from severe stiff shoulders and published the journal in Europe. There had never been a clear treatment for severe stiffness in shoulder so far.

Oct. 9th, 2020

First meetup with doctors in Taiwan

We held a study session with 18 Taiwanese doctors led by Dr. Liang from Taiwan Medical University. Dr. Keng Wei Liang, Dr. Bow Wan, Dr. Masahiko Shibuya and Dr. Keishi Fujiwara each gave a 10 minutes case presentation to deepen our understanding of TAME. 

Sep. 4th, 2020

Dr. Yuji Okuno gave a lecture at GEST symposium

Dr. Yuji Okuno joined GEST symposium and gave a lecture of “Role of Embolization in Sport Injuries.” It was their first webinar, but more than 2,000 people joined from over 100 countries.

Sep. 3rd, 2020

The first meetup with Dr. Sang Woo Park from Konkuk University in South Korea

We had the first online gathering with Dr. Park who is the leading expert on musculoskeletal catheterization in Korea.

We exchanged information each other regarding the current status and trends of TAME in Korea and Japan in a friendly atmosphere.