- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
- General urology
- Urological oncology
Mr Hide Yamamoto is a Consultant Urological Surgeon specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer and benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). His surgical expertise lies in accurate diagnosis of prostate cancer through the use of MRI and biopsies, prostate cancer surgery (robotic/DaVinci), and BPH surgery (TURP/HoLEP). He also regularly sees patients with general urological conditions such as urinary infections, troublesome urinary symptoms, or paediatric urological conditions.
He works as a Consultant Urologist at Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust and serves as the lead for urology cancer and MDMs (Multidisciplinary Team Meetings). He is also an Expert Committee Member for the diagnostics guidelines team at the National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE).
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 reviews regularly for the peer-review journal (BJU International Journal).
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.'
Areas of interest
Holmium laser enuleation of prostate (HoLEP); Transperineal biopsy of prostate; Robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP); PSA Screening; Prostate cancer; Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH); Urinary tract infections; Kidney stone disease; Andrology; Erectile dysfunction; Undescended testis, Circumcision
- Kathryn Smith
- Nuffield Health Tunbridge Wells Hospital Kingswood Road Tunbridge Wells TN2 4UL
- 01892 552923
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Greg Lawton Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Urological Surgeon
Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
NICE Specialist Committee Member (Prostate cancer diagnostics)
Accurate & safe diagnosis of prostate cancer
MRI-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
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Specialist Committee Member National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) 2021
Details of entry to specialist register
- Urology , 2015
Affiliations / memberships
British Association of Urological Surgeons
Royal College of Surgeons of England
European Association of Urology
General Medical Council
British Medical Association
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Diagnostic endoscopic examination of bladder (flexible cystoscopy) including any biopsy - (5-50)
Bladder instillation as sole procedure - (5-50)
Circumcision - (5-50)
Endoscopic fragmentation of calculi of kidney (including cystoscopy and insertion/removal of stent) - (1-5)
Endoscopic insertion/removal of prosthesis into ureter (including bilateral and cystoscopy, +/- pyelography) - (1-5)
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