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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- General urology
- Urological oncology
Mr Hide Yamamoto is a consultant urological surgeon at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospital NHS Trust. His practice encompasses all areas of general urology with specific interests in robotic cancer surgery, MRI-guided transperineal prostate biopsy, bladder cancer surgery, and holmium laser prostate surgery.
He attended Cambridge University to read Medicine graduating in 2002. He has a PhD in prostate cancer from UCL funded by a British Urological Foundation scholarship.
His postgraduate urological training took place within the South Thames Rotation which included Guy's Hospital, The Royal Marsden Hospital, and King's College London Hospital. During this time he undertook training in all areas of general urology including subspecialty training in uro-oncology, andrology, stone surgery, and transplant urology.
He also held a joint position during this clinical training as an Academic Clinical Lecturer at King’s College London and participated in translational research in prostate and bladder cancer whilst also supervising MSc and BSc science projects in urological cancers.
He is the lead for urgent referral pathways for prostate cancer and bladder cancer in his NHS Trust. His efforts to transform cancer pathways have been recognised through Clinical Excelllence Awards and Team of the Year Awards. He is a pioneer of prostate biopsy techniques and his clinic has offered a safe and accurate diagnostic service to hundreds of men attending for transperineal prostate biopsy under local anaesthesia.
Academically he reviews for peer-reviewed journals including the British Journal of Urology and Journal of Clinical Urology. He contributes regularly at major international urology conferences as both speaker and faculty member.
Areas of interest
General urology; Prostate cancer; Bladder cancer; Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH); Urinary tract infections; Bladder/ kidney stone disease; Andrology; Erectile dysfunction; Male infertility; Holmium laser enuleation of prostate (HoLEP); Transperineal biopsy of prostate
- Angela Barham
- Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital Fordcombe Road Fordcombe Tunbridge Wells TN3 0RD
- 01892 741120
- Kathryn Smith
- Nuffield Health Tunbridge Wells Hospital Kingswood Road Tunbridge Wells TN2 4UL
- 01892 552923
Anaesthetists worked with
Mr Hide Yamamoto has worked with Tunbridge Wells Anaesthetic Group at the following hospitals:
- Nuffield Health Tunbridge Wells Hospital (1-5)
- Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital (1-5)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Urological Surgeon
Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Accurate & safe diagnosis of prostate cancer
Targetted transperineal biopsies
Surgical treatment of prostate cancer
Outcomes of prostate cancer treatment
Courses offered to GPs
Management of lower urinary tract symptoms in men & women
- MB BChir University of Cambridge 1996
- PhD in Prostate Cancer University College London 2012
- FRCS (Urology) Royal Colleges of Surgeons of England 2015
Reference number 6040059
Affiliations / memberships
British Association of Urological Surgeons
European Association of Urology
General Medical Council
British Medical Association