Sato Clinic has been serving the community with medical care for 50 years.

2-19-10 Hirao, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-city

Message from the director:

We continue to perform PCR tests for patients who might have Covid-19.

If you are concerned that you might be infected with Covid-19, we kindly request that you call our office prior to visiting our clinic.







Sato Clinic will soon be celebrating its
50th anniversary.

Sato Clinic opened in 1973 at this location and it has been serving
regional medical care for a half century. At the clinic, the
honorary director (specializing in surgery, cardiovascular
medicine) and director (specializing in internal medicine and
gastrointestinal medicine) have been practicing community medicine
as a team. Both doctors earned their medical degrees from medical
schools in this area and they have close connections with other
medical institutions.

  • Language:
    Dr. Genichi Sato (two years in the US) and Dr. Shigeru Sato (two
    years in Sweden) have experience in seeing and treating patients
    overseas. Both doctors are fluent in English

Clinic Information

  • Name
    Medical Corporation Sato Clinic
  • Representative
    Dr. Shigeru Sato, M.D., Ph.D. ... Director
    Dr. Genichi Sato, M.D., Ph.D. ... Honorary Director
  • Address
    2-19-10 Hirao, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-city 810-0014
  • Phone  092-521-4361
  • Fax  092-521-4363
  • Specialties:
    Internal medicine,
    Gastrointestinal medicine,
    General Surgery,
    Cardiovascular medicine
  • Hours:
    Monday through Friday:   9:00 - 12:30 and 14:30 - 17:30
    Saturday: 9:00 - 12:30

    Closed on Sundays and holidays, the New Year’s Eve and New Year's
    holidays, and Obon holiday (typically for 3 days from August 13th -
    15th, though the dates may vary each year).
  • Access:
    Nishitetsu train: 5-minute walk from Hirao Station
    Nishitetsu bus: 3-minute walk from Hirao Bus Stop
     Parking Available.


Medical Information

We see patients with the following conditions/symptoms.

  • Internal Medicine
     Common cold, headache, chest pain, stomachache,
    High blood pressure, diabetes, hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol)
  • Gastroenterological medicine
     Gastrointestinal tract diseases including diseases of liver,
    gall bladder, etc.
    Endoscopic examination of upper (esophagus, stomach, duodenum) and
    lower (colon) intestinal tracts.
    X-ray examination of chest, gastrointestinal tracts. Abdominal
    ultrasound examination
    Diagnosis of gastrointestinal cancer, endoscopic removal of colon
    polyps (outpatient surgery)
  • Surgical Department
     External wounds, minor surgeries.
  • Cardiovascular internal medicine
     Pacemaker implantation and post-operative maintenance Arrythmia and other heart conditions. Holter monitor (24-hour ECG monitor)
  • Screening tests
     We routinely perform specified medical checkups which the City of Fukuoka recommends, stomach cancer screening and colon cancer screening, etc.

Director, Shigeru Sato

  • Education and Experience
    1989, M.D., Fukuoka University School of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan
    1989-1991, Resident, Fukuoka University Chikushi Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan
    1991-1992, Department of Radiology, Fukuoka University Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan
    1992-1994, Department of Gastroenterology, Fukuoka University Chikushi Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan
    1994-1997, Department of Gastroenterology, Matsuyama Red Cross Hospital, Ehime, Japan
    1997-1998, Endoscopy Unit, Lund University Malmo Hospital, Malmo, Sweden
    1998-2000, Department of Gastroenterology, Fukuoka University Chikushi Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan
    2000-2001, Head Physician, Department of Gastroenterology, Sada Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan
    2001-2002, Endoscopy Unit, Lund University Malmo Hospital, Sweden
    2002-2004, Department of Internal Medicine, Fukuoka Red Cross Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan
    2004- present, Attending Physician, Sato Clinic, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Medical Dissertation
    ・"Colonoscopy in the diagnosis of intestinal tuberculosis in asymptomatic patients."
  • Memberships
    ・Medical Chairman of the Japan Gastroenterology and Endoscope Foundation
    ・Medical Specialist of the Japan Gastroenterology Foundation
    ・Board of Trustees, Gastroenterology Foundation KYushu Branch
    ・Board of Directors, Fukuoka City Medical Association

Honorary Director, Genichi Sato

  • Education and Experience
    1960, M.D., Kyushu University School of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan
    1960-1961, Intern, Hamanomachi Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan
    1961-1967, Department of Surgery Unit 1, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    1967-1969, Fellow, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Yale University, New Haven, CT
    1969-1971, Chief Physician, Kyushu Welfare & Pension Hospital, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
    1971-1973, Head Surgeon, Onga Prefectural Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan
    1973- present, Attending Physician, Sato Clinic, Fukuoka, Japan

  • Medical Dissertation
    ・"Study of the corresponding P waves in a pacemaker"