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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General Medical Council
University of Cambridge: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) 1999
University of Cambridge: Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery 2002
University of Cambridge: Master of Arts (Cantab) 2003
University College London: PhD in Prostate Cancer 2012
Royal College of Surgeons of England: FRCS(Urology) 2015
General Medical Council
British Association of Urological Surgeons
European Association of Urology
British Medical Association
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08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 13:30
14:00 - 18:00
Mr Yamamoto has been kind, caring and very skilful in his operation, procedure and after care with me over the last year. I will be recommending him to anyone who is unfortunate to need prostate cancer surgery
All very smooth experience. Mr Yamamoto has always explained procedures well and polite
Mr Yamamoto provided a clear explanation of the further tests he needed to conduct and the treatment options to address the symptoms - overall very clear transparent and empathetic
Made me feel totally at ease and explained everything thoroughly. His calm manner was reassuring.
Mr Yamamoto and his team were fantastic. My questions were answered fully and with careful consideration. I am sure Mr Yamamoto will not remember me in a few years time but I will be forever in his debt and never forget how his skill has significantly increased my life expectancy.
Very polite and clear in his explanation of the procedure. A caring and kind manner. Answered my questions fully.
Mr Yamamoto is a very approachable surgeon, thoughtful & explains things clearly.
The process through from booking an appointment and surgery was very straightforward. Mr Yamamato has been very reassuring.
Incredibly helpful and understanding. I was lucky to have him as my surgeon. I very much appreciate all that he did for me. My quality of life is much improved thanks to him.
Mr Yamamoto has overall been exceptional to dealing with my recent prostate cancer problem. He was fully supportive from the early stage of diagnosis to post-treatment advice. His support included all possible means of communication such as in person consultation, phone calls, texts, emails. He has always been there when I mostly needed him and his technical/ medical advice proved from reality to be superb. Probably the best doctor I have dealt with in my life to-date both for his medical skills but more importantly for his human being highly supportive qualities as a person. I very highly recommend Mr Yamamoto for anyone who may be in need of his services. He is second to none.
What are Mr Hidekazu Yamamoto's reviews like?
Mr Hidekazu Yamamoto's overall patient rating is 4.99 out of 5 stars on Doctify. This is based on 82 reviews
What languages does Mr Hidekazu Yamamoto speak?
Mr Hidekazu Yamamoto speaks Japanese and English
Where is Mr Hidekazu Yamamoto located?
Mr Hidekazu Yamamoto primarily practices at Nuffield Health Tunbridge Wells Hospital, located at Kingswood Road, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom, TN2 4UL
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What are Mr Hidekazu Yamamoto working hours?
Mr Hidekazu Yamamoto is working Monday (08:30 - 17:00), Thursday (08:30 - 13:30, 14:00 - 18:00)
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