MB BChir MA (Cantab) FRCS(Urol) PhD

Prostate cancer | MRI-Guided Local Anaesthetic Transperineal Biopsies | Robotic-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy | Bladder Cancer  | Male Bladder Outflow Obstruction | Holmium Laser Enucleation of Prostate (HoLEP) | General Urology  

Personal Profile

Mr Hide Yamamoto is a Consultant Urological Surgeon and Lead for Urological Cancer at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.  

He specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer and bothersome urinary symptoms caused by enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH).  He offers a personalised approach to every patient tailored to their unique needs.

For men with possible prostate cancer he would focus on achieving a safe, fast and accurate diagnosis through the use of multiparametric MRI and MRI-guided transperineal biopsies.

For men needing cancer treatment he carries out nerve-sparing robotic prostate cancer surgery (DaVinci) with functional outcomes aligning with best published results.

He also specialises in the management of BPH including laser BPH surgery (HoLEP) with very low complication rates.

Mr Yamamoto gained his primary medical qualification at Cambridge University.  Subsequently he went on to gain his PhD in prostate cancer with UCL supported by a British Urological Foundation Scholarship.

He is a pioneer of transperineal prostate biopsies performed under local anaesthetic and was one of the first in the UK to adopt the new approach. He has personally performed more than 1000 transperineal prostate biopsies and trains other urologists at national courses.

He is active in prostate cancer research as a Principal Investigator for the TRANSLATE study which investigates the best method for diagnosing prostate cancer.  He is on the Editorial Board for BJU International.

Mr Yamamoto sees his private patients at various hospitals in Kent, including Nuffield Tunbridge Wells, Spire Tunbridge Wells, and GenesisCare Maidstone.

‘My ethos is to offer early & accurate assessment for every patient and achieve the best possible outcome.  This may involve timely treatment but in many cases reassurance is all that is required.  I also consider patients’ experience of their care to be as important as their outcome.’

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"Mr Hide Yamamoto is an outstanding consultant with excellent patient rapport and care, he always provides reassurance and no appointment has ever felt rushed. I feel 100% assured under his professional care and I would highly recommend any prospective patient not to hesitate when choosing him as their Urologist."
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Prostate cancer - Prostatectomy
"Mr Hide Yamamoto is one of the very few consultant urologists to take on paediatric work. We were delighted to have found him and are very grateful to him for his highly professional work and reassuring manner. The operation and aftercare went smoothly. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend."
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"I could not have wished for better treatment and care provided By DR Yamamoto especially in such a worrying time."
Patient Seen for:
Prostate cancer - Prostatectomy
"He explained everything very well both before and after the surgery. He was always very pleasant and never rushed me if I had a question."
Patient Seen for:
Prostate cancer - Robotic Surgery
"Mr Yamamoto was very approachable, friendly and explained everything very well. He immediately arranged my urgent admission to our local hospital personally."
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Testicular pain

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