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Kyoko Sakamoto

TitleClinical Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Diego
DepartmentUrology
Address200 W. Arbor Drive #8897
San Diego CA 92103
Phone858-552-8585
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    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 Treatments

  • Bladder Cancer

  • Kidney Stones



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    1. Sinha S, Sinha U, Malis V, Bhargava V, Sakamoto K, Rajasekaran M. Exploration of male urethral sphincter complex using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)-based fiber-tracking. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2018 Mar 23. PMID: 29573022.
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    2. Tchesnokova VL, Ottley LL, Sakamoto K, Fierer J, Sokurenko E, Liss MA. Rapid Identification of Rectal Multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli Before Transrectal Prostate Biopsy. Urology. 2015 Dec; 86(6):1200-5. PMID: 26299464; PMCID: PMC4698053 [Available on 12/01/16].
    3. Raheem OA, Mirheydar HS, Lee HJ, Patel ND, Godebu E, Sakamoto K. Does Listening to Music During Office-Based Flexible Cystoscopy Decrease Anxiety in Patients: A Prospective Randomized Trial. J Endourol. 2015 Jul; 29(7):791-6. PMID: 25630866.
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    4. Liss MA, Johnson JR, Porter SB, Johnston B, Clabots C, Gillis K, Nseyo U, Holden M, Sakamoto K, Fierer J. Clinical and microbiological determinants of infection after transrectal prostate biopsy. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Apr 01; 60(7):979-87. PMID: 25516194.
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    5. Godebu E, Woldrich JM, Cohen SA, Kane CJ, Owens EL, Sakamoto K. Incorporating robot-assisted prostatectomy at a Veterans Affairs hospital: outcomes. J Endourol. 2014 Sep; 28(9):1097-102. PMID: 24819015.
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    6. Liss MA, Taylor SA, Batura D, Steensels D, Chayakulkeeree M, Soenens C, Rao GG, Dash A, Park S, Patel N, Woo J, McDonald M, Nseyo U, Banapour P, Unterberg S, Ahlering TE, Van Poppel H, Sakamoto K, Fierer J, Black PC. Fluoroquinolone resistant rectal colonization predicts risk of infectious complications after transrectal prostate biopsy. J Urol. 2014 Dec; 192(6):1673-8. PMID: 24928266.
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    7. Woldrich JM, Im RD, Hughes-Cassidy FM, Aganovic L, Sakamoto K. Magnetic resonance imaging for intratesticular and extratesticular scrotal lesions. Can J Urol. 2013 Aug; 20(4):6855-9. PMID: 23930613.
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    8. Kadlec AO, Fridirici ZC, Acosta-Miranda AM, Will TH, Sakamoto K, Turk TM. Bilateral urinary calculi with discordant stone composition. World J Urol. 2014 Feb; 32(1):281-5. PMID: 23743736.
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    9. Kopp RP, Aganovic L, Palazzi KL, Cassidy FH, Sakamoto K, Derweesh IH. Differentiation of clear from non-clear cell renal cell carcinoma using CT washout formula. Can J Urol. 2013 Jun; 20(3):6790-7. PMID: 23783049.
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    10. Bazzi WM, Stroup SP, Kopp RP, Cohen SA, Sakamoto K, Derweesh IH. Comparison of laparoendoscopic single-site and multiport laparoscopic radical and partial nephrectomy: a prospective, nonrandomized study. Urology. 2012 Nov; 80(5):1039-45. PMID: 22990064.
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    11. Tomlins SA, Aubin SM, Siddiqui J, Lonigro RJ, Sefton-Miller L, Miick S, Williamsen S, Hodge P, Meinke J, Blase A, Penabella Y, Day JR, Varambally R, Han B, Wood D, Wang L, Sanda MG, Rubin MA, Rhodes DR, Hollenbeck B, Sakamoto K, Silberstein JL, Fradet Y, Amberson JB, Meyers S, Palanisamy N, Rittenhouse H, Wei JT, Groskopf J, Chinnaiyan AM. Urine TMPRSS2:ERG fusion transcript stratifies prostate cancer risk in men with elevated serum PSA. Sci Transl Med. 2011 Aug 03; 3(94):94ra72. PMID: 21813756; PMCID: PMC3245713.
    12. Cassidy FH, Ishioka KM, McMahon CJ, Chu P, Sakamoto K, Lee KS, Aganovic L. MR imaging of scrotal tumors and pseudotumors. Radiographics. 2010 May; 30(3):665-83. PMID: 20462987.
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    13. Sakamoto K, Sharma S, Wheeler JS. Long-term subjective continence status and use of alternative treatments by women with stress urinary incontinence after collagen injection therapy. World J Urol. 2007 Aug; 25(4):431-3. PMID: 17593370.
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    14. Parsons JK, Hergan LA, Sakamoto K, Lakin C. Efficacy of alpha-blockers for the treatment of ureteral stones. J Urol. 2007 Mar; 177(3):983-7; discussion 987. PMID: 17296392.
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    15. Sakamoto K, Suri D, Rajasekaran M. Characterization of muscarinic receptor subtypes in human ureter. J Endourol. 2006 Nov; 20(11):939-42. PMID: 17144868.
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    16. Modder J, Kettel LM, Sakamoto K. Hematuria and clot retention after transvaginal oocyte aspiration: a case report. Fertil Steril. 2006 Sep; 86(3):720.e1-2. PMID: 16952515.
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    17. Sakamoto K, Zupkas P, Chen P. Preliminary report on analysis of bladder-wall vasculature using conjunctival microvascular analysis in patients with and without transitional-cell carcinoma. J Endourol. 2006 May; 20(5):351-55. PMID: 16724909.
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    18. Voelzke BB, Sakamoto K, Hantel A, Paner GP, Kash J, Waters WB, Campbell SC. Gastrointestinal stromal tumor: involvement in urologic patients and recent therapeutic advances. Urology. 2002 Aug; 60(2):218-22. PMID: 12137812.
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    19. Fulmer BR, Sakamoto K, Turk TM, Galen D, Presthus JB, Abbott K, Ross J, Ou CS, Albala DM. Acute and long-term outcomes of radio frequency bladder neck suspension. J Urol. 2002 Jan; 167(1):141-5. PMID: 11743293.
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