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    Akira Yamamoto

    Akira Yamamoto, M.D.


    Orthopedic Surgery

     
    Accepting new patients

    Trauma Surgery

     
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    Mountain View Center
    701 E. El Camino Real
    Mountain View, California 94040
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    (650) 934-7111 
    Los Gatos Center - Winchester Blvd.
    15720 Winchester Blvd.
    Los Gatos, California 95030
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    (650) 934-7000  F (650) 934-7120
     

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    Office Hours

    Mountain View Center:
    Monday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Los Gatos Center (Winchester Blvd.):
    Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.

    Medical Affiliation(s)


    Education & Training

    Medical education:
    UCSF School of Medicine, 2006
    Internship:
    UCSF School of Medicine, 2007
    Residency:
    UCSF School of Medicine, 2011
    Fellowship(s):
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Orthopaedic Trauma, 2012

    Department

    Orthopedics

    Professional Interests

    Orthopedic Surgery
    Anterior hip replacement, Complex reconstructive surgery, Foot and ankle surgery, Hip replacement, Hip surgery, Ilizarov and spatial frame deformity correction, Joint replacement - hip, Joint replacement - knee, Joint replacement revision surgery, Knee replacement, Ligament reconstruction, Limb length discrepancies, Limb preservation/salvage, Malunions, Minimally invasive surgery, Osteomyelitis, Osteotomies, Pediatric orthopedic surgery, Pelvic fracture surgery, Periarticular fractures, Radial head replacement, Revision of joint replacement, Tissue-sparing joint replacement surgery, Trauma, Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty

    Additional Information

    Musculoskeletal trauma: minimally invasive fracture surgery, complex fracture care, periprosthetic fractures.
    Hip/Knee replacements: Minimally invasive hip/knee replacements, direct anterior hip replacement, post-traumatic hip/knee replacements.

    Spoken Languages

    Primary:
    English
    Additional:
    Japanese (Very Good)

    Community Activities

    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    Tenrikyo Young Men's Association
    Volunteer for community activities at church

    Personal Interests

    Dr. Yamamoto enjoys music, singing, working out, hiking, playing with and teaching his kids. He also enjoys having a beer with family and friends in his spare time. (When not on call, of course!)

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    Philosophy of Care

    My choice to become a physician was rooted in watching my parents, as missionaries, dedicate their lives to helping the less fortunate. I have been blessed to have the privilege of applying those values to my work as a surgeon.

    After completing my orthopedic residency at UCSF, I pursued specialized fellowship training in orthopedic trauma at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. I had the privilege of working with Donald Wiss, M.D., considered by many to be the premier authority on orthopedic fracture care. My focus was on the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of complex fractures and post-traumatic reconstruction, including malunions and nonunions. My fellowship training also provided me with a unique perspective in joint replacement surgery. I learned how to apply a variety of different surgical approaches to complicated joint replacement surgeries. As a result, I also specialize in treating fractures that occur around joint replacements.

    My training and experience in both trauma and joint replacement surgeries also have provided me with special expertise in treating fractures in elderly people. This customized treatment approach takes into account weakened bone quality and each patient's unique expectations for functional recovery.

    The ability to quickly establish trust with a patient is especially important to me. Patients who suffer trauma are in an emergent or urgent situation, requiring expeditious treatment. I strive to explain the nature of the injuries and treatments in plain language that my patients can easily understand. I encourage my patients to ask questions and actively participate in the decision-making process. I do my utmost to convey respect and maintain my patients' dignity. I do not hesitate to consult with other surgeons or research literature on a difficult case, so I can ensure the best possible results for my patients.

    Another one of my core values is that I strive for perfection in and out of the operating room. I derive great joy from my dedication and hard work as an orthopedic surgeon. The smiles on my patients' faces are the ultimate reward for helping restore their function to the maximum potential. It is gratifying to see my patients resume work and recreational activities that were initially lost due to injury.

    As an orthopedic surgeon at PAMF, I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work with other physicians and ancillary staff who are all focused on the mutual goal of providing the highest quality care possible for our patients.





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