Haruka Nakanishi MD, PhD is a long time SMA member. We would love to share a little about the amazing techniques he is using to treat surfer’s ear surgically in Japan.
Some pre-operative exams should be done in surfer’s country before coming to Japan.
(Blood test, chest X-ray, electrocardiogram, spirometry)
A little about Haruka:
Medical education: University of Miyazaki – 2002
Department: Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Miyazai Universty Hospital
Present Post: Assistant Professor
Board certified Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery of The Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Society Japan. Inc
A Member of Surfer’s Medical Association
Otology Society Japan Incentive Award 2009 for the article:
Haruka Nakanishi, Tetsuya Tono, Hirokazu Kawano, Katsuhiro Toyama, Keiji Matsuda. Clinical Observation on so-called Secondary cholesteatoma. Otology Japan18(5):659-664, 2008
Poster Award 1st Place at the Triological Society Annual Meeting, CA, USA. 2012
With SMA’s Dr. Douglas Hetzler July.2013
Doug is well known as the “Michelangelo of the ear canal” because he introduced the chisel technque for Surfer’s Ear surgery in this article:
Douglas G. Hetzler : Osteotome Technique for Removal of Symptomatic Ear Canal Exostoses: Laryngoscope 117:January 2007 Supplement
Doug has a lot of experience especially in surfer’s ear surgery. Haruka visited his clinic and received instruction about the chisel technique for surfer’s ear surgery.
Haruka says Doug is one of the best mentors. We have kept in touch and discuss development in the procedure of surfer’s ear sugery.
Dr. Douglas Hetzler explains about Surfer’s Ear in this website
If you are interested in rotating with Haruka, let us at SMA know!