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Dr. Yoshihiro Yamamoto

Neurosurgery
Olympia , WA
37 years experience male

Locations

Yoshihiro Yamamoto

Olympia , WA

Address

PO Box 11429, Olympia , WA, undefined
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

Group Health

UnitedHealthcare

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Neurosurgery

Languages spoken

Japanese

Doctor Q&A

17 Answers
31 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yoshihiro Yamamoto
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Back: Back braces can weaken core muscles. It is not wise to use them all the time.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yoshihiro Yamamoto
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Visit your doctor: We predict swallowing problem to improve in 1-2 months after 3-level disc surgery. You should ask your surgeon to confirm that fusion is complete and... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Yoshihiro Yamamoto
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Depending on grade: It depends on the pathology report and how well the tumor came out. If yours was who grade 1 (very benign) and the surgeon removed all with attached ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yoshihiro Yamamoto
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
It can.: If you are having excessive pain, your autonomic system can get affected. It is possible vertigo and unusual skin rash/color is related to neck condi... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoshihiro Yamamoto
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Several options: Depending on the size, location and symptom/age/medical condition of the patient. Some benefits from observation with repeat mri. Some benefits ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoshihiro Yamamoto
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Usually very short: If you had no stroke prior to the surgery and immediately after the surgery, we expect the recovery to be very smooth and brief.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoshihiro Yamamoto
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Depends: As long as it is not open or pressing brain, we normally observe the fracture, which should heal. If there is spinal fluid leakage into nose or ear, ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoshihiro Yamamoto
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Possibly: Depending on your function of bowel, bladder and legs. If it was caused by anatomical pressure on cauda equina, which then surgically fixed, you migh... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yoshihiro Yamamoto
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Depends: The largest scar, such as u-shape one is where the surgeon inserts the shunt valve under the scalp. If the valve is designed to accept the ventricle ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yoshihiro Yamamoto
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Yes: It can cause transient worsening depending on the pressure of the brain, which is usually higher early morning. It can also present with seizure, whi... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yoshihiro Yamamoto
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Yes: Pinched nerve can cause left arm pain, which can be confused as a heart attack. On the other hand, heart attack can be mis-interpreted as pinched... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yoshihiro Yamamoto
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
I recommend MRI: Ct head scan without contrast is not the perfect test to totally rule out unusual causes of headache. I would recommend seeing a neurologist and have... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yoshihiro Yamamoto
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
You are right: Some of the shunt valves, but not all, have one-way valve. Newer ones have occlusive mechanism on both distal and proximal sides of valve/reservoir, ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yoshihiro Yamamoto
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Tail of the horse: Spinal cord ends at upper lumbar spine (l1-2 level) and become a bundle of nerve roots, which look like horse tail. It passes bony tube inside the lu... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yoshihiro Yamamoto
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Various options: Ankylosing spondilytis can limit some of the surgical options and outcomes. Treatment needs to be indivisualized depending on what your x-ray, EMG te... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yoshihiro Yamamoto
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Weight: Weight loss surgery often reduces back pain.
A member asked:
Dr. Yoshihiro Yamamoto
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Usually 3 times/yr: We often consider it is safe to use steroid for spinal injection up to 3 times a year. However, depending on your age and medical condition, as well ... Read More

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Testimonials
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Dr. Charles Shen
Nov 27, 2012
I endorse this doctor. Knowledgeable, caring, try his best for his patient. He is open minded, willing to adapt/learn new treatment options for the best result. His sharp mind and steady hand result ...Read More
Dr. James Mcdowell
Nov 27, 2012
I endorse this doctor. I have known Dr Yamamoto for a number of years. He has very high standards. His decisions about my patients that I have referred to him, have been accurate, conservative, and d...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Yamamoto is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, used to be 5ft8, now 5ft63/4. GI Dr stretched lower third of throat on Mon, by Fri choking again. Only eat oodles or macncheese.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Helped to keep me optimistic about recovering.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Okayama University Faculty of Medicine
Graduated 1992MD

Medical/Graduate school

Okayama University Faculty of Medicine
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

Mayo Health System

Awards

The Best Poster, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
The Best Poster Award, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Top Doctor, Second Place, Olympia, WA - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Association of Neurological Surgeons / Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Cerebrovascular Section
Okayama University Hospital

Publications

Yamamoto Y, Raffel C: Spinal extradural neoplasms and intradural extramedullary neoplasms.
Yamamoto Y, Mendel E, Raffel C: Acrylic cranioplasty with alginate molding: Technical note
Yamamoto Y, Piepgras DG, Marsh WR: Complications resulting from saphenous vein patch graft after carotid endarterectomy.
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