Dr. Hiromi Shinya: The Pioneer in Colonoscopic Polypectomy

Dr. Hiromi Shinya(新谷 弘美) is a well known gastrologist in the US and Japan. Dr. Shinya is credited with pioneering colonoscopic surgery without the need for incision. This technique is named “Shinya Method” for his contribution.

In 1969, he successfully developed the technique of colonoscopic polypectomy using an expandable fiberoptic scope. Without requiring abdominal surgery, patients have been able to get a safer and painless treatment. His revolutionary “Shinya Method” has become a standard in colonoscopy.

He has examined more than 300,000 stomachs and large intestines, and performed nearly 100,000 polypectomies since then. From his experience, he has become realized that there’s a strong connection between intestinal appearances and lifestyle related disease. He emphasizes the importance of lifestyle and healthy eating habit for longevity and health.

Dr. Shinya recommends dividing food intake to 90% fruits and vegetables and 10% protein. He says, “Be disciplined with the food you eat. Remember, you are what you eat!”