Mr Hidekazu Yamamoto


MA(Cantab) MB BChir PhD FRCS(Urol)

GMC number: 6040059

Practising since: 2002



Consultation times

  • Thursdays AM
  • 4th Thursday of each month PM
  • Mr Yamamoto can treat children age 5+
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Mr Hide Yamamoto is a Consultant Urological Surgeon and Lead for urological cancers 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 would also see patients with general urological conditions.  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.  Mr Yamamoto currently serves as an Expert Committee Member for the National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE) on national prostate cancer guidelines.

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 reviews regularly for the peer-review urology journal (BJU International Journal).

'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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Special interests

  • General Urology
  • Urological cancers
  • Prostate biopsy techniques
  • Laser prostate surgery
  • Robotic surgery
  • Prostate brachytherapy

Personal interests

In his leisure he enjoys hiking around the countryside and spending time with his wife and two children.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Hidekazu Yamamoto at Nuffield Health

  • Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
  • Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP)
  • Prostate screening
  • Prostate surgery
  • Epididymal surgery
  • Cystoscopy
  • Orchidectomy
  • Prostate resection (TURP)
  • Circumcision
  • Vasectomy or male sterilisation
  • Endoscopic kidney stone treatment
  • Prostate laser treatment

Locations Mr Hidekazu Yamamoto works with

Related experience


  • The General Medical Council
  • The Royal College of Surgeons
  • British Association of Urological Surgeons
  • European Association of Urology

Other posts held

  • Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
  • Consultant Urological Surgeon

Insurers Mr Hidekazu Yamamoto works with

Mr Hidekazu Yamamoto works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Healthcare RM
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Bupa Global
  • Aviva Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • AXA Health


Mr Hidekazu Yamamoto does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Hidekazu Yamamoto does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Hidekazu Yamamoto does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.