Akira Yamamoto, M.D.
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- Medical Affiliations
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
- Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group
Sutter Medical Network
Credentials & Notables
- Medical School:
UCSF School of Medicine
UCSF School of Medicine, 2011
UCSF School of Medicine, 2007
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Orthopaedic Trauma, 2012
- Primary Language(s)
- Additional Language(s)
Hip/Knee replacements: Minimally invasive hip/knee replacements, direct anterior hip replacement, post-traumatic hip/knee replacements.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Tenrikyo Young Men's Association
Volunteer for community activities at church
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!)
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.
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
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.
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.
http://www.pamf.org/dr-akira-yamamoto.html. Dr. Yamamoto is an orthopedic & trauma surgeon in Mountain View. His interests include hip replacement, complex reconstructive surgery, foot & ankle surgery, knee replacement & trauma surgery.
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