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UH medical school faculty opens new surgery clinic

Exam room inside new JABSOM surgery clinic downtown.

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Department of Surgery faculty members have opened a new clinic and are taking new patients and referrals. The clinic is located at The Queen’s Medical Center, Physician Office Building II, suite 207.

The clinic provides care for patients in the preoperative, operative and postoperative period for a wide variety of minor and complex problems focusing on advance laparoscopy, GERD (acid reflux), hernias, complex hernias, biliary diseases including gallbladder and pancreas, thyroid and parathyroid, endocrine tumors, colorectal diseases, colorectal cancer, gastrointestinal tumors, breast diseases and skin lesions.

The surgery clinic is operated by University Health Partners of Hawai’i, a practice plan made up of faculty of the University of Hawaiʻi who are also health providers.

Kenric Murayama, a surgeon who earned a national reputation of excellence while practicing in Pennsylvania, returned to his alma mater, the John A. Burns School of Medicine, in 2015. He leads an energetic team of surgeons with diverse practice experience at the new clinic.

The surgical team includes:

  • Murayama: Minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery with a focus on laparoscopic treatment for benign esophageal disorders, abdominal wall hernias and morbid obesity surgery.
  • Stacey Woodruff: Surgery, general surgery, laproscopic surgery, thyroid cancer, primary hyperthyroidism, endocrine surgery.
  • Dean J. Mikami: Minimally invasive surgery, advanced hernia surgery, bariatric surgery, surgical endoscopy and surgical education.
  • Manami Okado: Diseases of the breast and gastrointestinal surgery.

Contact information

All surgeons can be reached by phone (808) 439-8423 or by fax (808) 369-0996.

The clinic is located at the Queen’s Physician Office Building II, 1329 Lusitana Street, Suite 207.

Source: A UH News story