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Mr Hide Yamamoto

Mr Hide Yamamoto
MB BChir, MA(Cantab), FRCS(Urol), PhD, Consultant Urological Surgeon

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Mr Yamamoto is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust who specialises in diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.  He also sees patients with general urological conditions such as treatment of urinary symptoms.

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

Career positions

Current position(s)
  • Consultant Urological Surgeon at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Expertise and interests

  • 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

Professional memberships

  • British Association of Urological Surgeons
  • European Association of Urology
  • General Medical Council
  • British Medical Association


  • Maidstone and Tunbridge Hospital Staff Star Awards 2019
  • Maidstone and Tunbridge Hospital Quality Improvement Awards 2018
  • Royal Society of Medicine Secretary’s Prize 2015
  • Royal Society of Medicine Short Papers Prize 2014
  • The Urology Foundation Research Scholarship 2014/2015
  • British Urological Foundation Fellowship Award 2010