MB BChir MA (Cantab) FRCS(Urol) PhD
Mr Yamamoto is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust who specialises in laser prostate surgery and robotic prostate cancer surgery. He also sees patients with general urological conditions. Mr Yamamoto sees private patients at the Nuffield Tunbridge Wells, Spire Tunbridge Wells and KIMS Hospitals.
Mr Yamamoto gained his primary medical qualification at Cambridge University, after which he went on to gain his PhD with UCL under scholarship with the British Urological Foundation. He then undertook his specialist urological training under the South Thames Rotation, allowing him to train at world renowned London hospitals such as The Royal Marsden Hospital, and Guy’s Hospital. During this time, Mr Yamamoto was also made Academic Clinical Lecturer at KCL. Since being appointed consultant in 2016, he has since become the urology cancer lead and manages the urgent referral pathway for suspected prostate cancer.
He is a pioneer of transperineal prostate biopsies performed under local anaesthetic and one of the first in the UK to adopt the new approach into routine practice in 2017. He has personally performed more than 1000 transperineal prostate biopsies and trains other urologists at national courses. He is research active and reviews regularly for peer-reviewed journals including the British Journal of Urology International and Journal of Clinical Urology