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Area of Practice Urology
Specialist Interests

Prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment

  • PSA screening
  • Multiparametric MRI of prostate
  • Transperineal prostate biopsy
  • Robotic assisted radical prostatectomy

Benign prostate hyperplasia (prostate enlargement):

    • Management of male urinary symptoms
    • Holmium laser enucleation of prostate (HoLEP)
    • Transurethral resection of prostate (TURP)
    • Prostate artery embolisation

Professional Profile

Mr Hide Yamamoto is a Consultant Urological Surgeon and Trust Lead for Urological Cancers. He specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer and bothersome urinary symptoms caused by enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH).

Mr Yamamoto set up one of the first outpatient clinics in the UK to offer transperineal prostate biopsy, demonstrating both safety and very high accuracy of cancer targeting. He has performed more than 1000 transperineal prostate biopsies using this approach. He has taught on national courses and helped numerous other urologists set up similar clinics across the UK; the biopsy is now routinely offered to patients and is currently the subject of a landmark UK-wide randomised controlled research study.

His training at internationally renowned centres of excellence (Guy’s Hospital, Royal Marsden, King’s College Hospital) allows him to offer robotic prostate cancer surgery (DaVinci), with or without nerve-sparing, with functional outcomes aligning with best published results.

Mr  Yamamoto also specialises in the management of benign prostatic obstruction, specifically laser surgery (HoLEP), TURP, and prostate artery embolization as part of his practice and routinely accepts out-of-area referrals for HoLEP surgery.

He is a member of the Editorial Board for BJU International and a regular reviewer for the peer-reviewed journal.


  • Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery, University of Cambridge (Jesus College)
  • PhD in Prostate Cancer, University College London
  • FRCS (Urol), Royal College of Surgeons of England

Secretary contact details

Jane Love: 01622 2249332