Go Watanabe, MD


Go Watanabe, MD
Chairman and Professor of Department of Surgery
Kanazawa University School of Medicine
Visiting Professor of Department of Cardiac Surgey
International Univeristy of Health and Welfare

Dr. Watanabe has performed more than 3,000 cardiac surgeries. In recent years, he has pioneered beating-heart totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass (BH TECAB) and off-pump coronary artery bypass through small holes, and performed more of these procedures than any other surgeon in the world. He can also perform coronary bypass surgery with robotic assistance in using da Vinci system. Beyond coronary bypass surgery, he has refined many other minimally invasive approaches to cardiac and thoracic surgery. Dr. Watanabe has special expertise in the surgical treatment of heart valve disease, heart failure, arrhythmias, and congenital heart disease in adults. He has also performed heart valve plasty for valvular diseases through robotic minimally invasive procedures.