Mr Hide Yamamoto is a Consultant Urological Surgeon who specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer and bothersome urinary symptoms caused by enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). He also sees patients with general urological conditions.

He is able to offer a safe, fast and accurate diagnosis for men worried about prostate cancer through the use of multiparametric MRI and MRI-guided transperineal biopsies. His outcomes of nerve-sparing robotic prostate cancer surgery (DaVinci) align with best published results. 

He also specialises in the surgical management of BPH by Holmium laser surgery (HoLEP). He is consistently able to achieve good outcomes 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 and trains other urologists at national courses. He has served as expert committee member for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellent (NICE) on prostate cancer guidelines.

In his local NHS Trust he is the Lead for Urological Cancers and chairs the weekly Multidisciplinary Team Meetings. His team helps manage every urgent prostate referral in West Kent.

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 carries out regular peer review of journal articles and is on the Editorial Board for BJU International.

Professional Memberships

British Association of Urological Surgeons

European Association of Urology

Royal College of Surgeons of England

General Medical Council


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