THE JA­PANESE AD­VAN­TAGE

Since open­ing in late 2016, Sun­rise Ja­pan Hospi­tal has made waves as Cam­bo­dia’s first Ja­panese-run hospi­tal. Here, Dr Hayashi Yoshi­fumi, a neu­ro­sur­geon at Sun­rise as well as the hospi­tal’s man­age­ment and clin­i­cal direc­tor, de­scribes their unique ap­proach

Southeast Asia Globe - - Healthcare Special -

What ap­proach does Sun­rise Ja­pan Hospi­tal bring to Cam­bo­dia?

We un­der­stand that many Cam­bo­di­ans choose to go abroad for med­i­cal treat­ment and check-ups. So, we wanted to bring in­ter­na­tional-stan­dard treat­ments to Cam­bo­dia from Ja­pan. We not only brought high-tech med­i­cal de­vices and a Ja­panese ap­proach to medicine, but we brought our med­i­cal staff as well. With Ja­panese doc­tors, nurses and tech­ni­cians, we pro­vide top med­i­cal care to the Cam­bo­dian peo­ple, as well as ex­pats, see­ing pa­tients and giv­ing them the knowl­edge they need to live a healthy life.

The Ja­panese ap­proach to medicine is to cover a broad spec­trum of med­i­cal prac­tices. For ex­am­ple, a neu­ro­sur­geon doesn’t only do surgery, but also con­ducts out­pa­tient man­age­ment of medicine, as well as health check-ups and other things. The Ja­panese way cov­ers a broad spec­trum for each doc­tor or pro­fes­sion, and that’s why we can do team­work very well.

Can you ex­plain the lay­out of the hospi­tal?

We have four cen­tres: the first is the emer­gency cen­tre; the sec­ond is stroke and neu­ro­surgery; the third is gen­eral medicine and surgery; and the fi­nal is the health check-up cen­tre. For us, pre­ven­tive medicine is very im­por­tant. There­fore, we put a lot of em­pha­sis on health check­ups. Then we can de­tect con­di­tions and be­gin treat­ments early.

Do you have any tips or ad­vice for liv­ing a healthy life in Cam­bo­dia?

Gen­er­ally speak­ing, the amount of ex­er­cise is not enough in Cam­bo­dia. This ap­plies not only to Cam­bo­di­ans, but to ex­pats as well. Places to ex­er­cise are lim­ited, and many peo­ple use cars in­stead of walk­ing. From our health check-up data, we see many cases of high choles­terol and di­a­betes. I rec­om­mend 30 min­utes of walk­ing per day for op­ti­mal health.

DR HAYASHI YOSHI­FUMI (CEN­TRE), MAN­AGE­MENT AND CLIN­I­CAL DIREC­TOR AT SUN­RISE JA­PAN HOSPI­TAL, PIC­TURED SUR­ROUNDED BY HIS TEAM

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