Dr. Yamamoto grew up in Japan and graduated from Okayama University Medical School in Okayama City, where he completed his residency in the Department of Neurological Surgery. He then did a second residency and fellowship in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. Before coming to Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, he was in private practice in Lexington, Kentucky, and was on staff at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia.
Dr. Yamamoto is certified by the Japanese Board of Neurosurgery and the American Board of Neurologic Surgery. He is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Washington.
Dr. Yamamoto specializes in minimally invasive microscopic surgery for brain tumors, pituitary tumors, and spinal cord tumors, and applies the same skills to neck and back surgeries. He performs motion preservation spinal surgery, such as laminoplasty and artificial disc replacement. He is certified to use a new artificial cervical joint up to 2-level herniations.
Dr. Yamamoto has lived in Olympia since 2005 with his wife and 2 children. He enjoys skiing and playing golf.
Education & Training
- Doctor of Medicine: Okayama University Medical School, Okayama, Japan
- Doctor of Medical Science: Okayama University Medical School, Okayama, Japan
- Neurological Surgery Residency: Matsuyama Shimin Hospital, Ehime, Japan
- Neurological Surgery Residency: Okayama University Medical School, Okayama, Japan
- Neurological Surgery Residency: Okayama Saiseikai General Hospital, Okayama, Japan
- Neurological Surgery Residency: Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, MN
- Neurosurgery Research Fellowship: University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
- Neurosurgery Clinical Fellowship: Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, MN
- American Board of Neurological Surgery
- American Association of Neurological Surgeons
- Japan Neurosurgical Society
- Capital Medical Center
- Providence St. Peter Hospital