Dr. Sakamoto is a urologist who specializes in laparoscopy and endourology. Her additional interests are neurourology and general urology. As a UC San Diego urologist who has a full-time appointment at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in La Jolla, Dr. Sakamoto conducts her patient clinics and performs her surgeries at VAMC and at UC San Diego.
Dr. Sakamoto is certified to perform a number of minimally invasive endourologic procedures, including laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, laparoscopic kidney surgeries, and robotic surgeries. She also specializes in minimally invasive techniques for management of stones in the upper urinary tract.
In her research at UC San Diego, Dr. Sakamoto focuses on developing new, minimally invasive technologies for early diagnosis of urological diseases. She is also involved in basic science research studies in physiology and diseases in urology.
Dr. Sakamoto is certified by the American Board of Urology.
Dr. Sakamoto's patient clinics are at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in La Jolla.
Appointments with Dr. Sakamoto at the UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest are by specific referral only.Conditions and TreatmentsBladder CancerKidney Stones