Prof Hironori Yamamoto
Professor and Chairman
Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
Jichi Medical University
Hironori Yamamoto, MD, PhD, serves as the Chairman and Professor of the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology at Jichi Medical University, Tochigi, Japan.
He was born and raised in Kochi, Japan. He graduated from Jichi Medical University in 1984. He then gained post-graduate clinical training in the Kochi Central Hospital from 1984 – 1986 followed by overseas training at Department of Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota and Department of Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre, Dallas, Texas. He returned to Japan to join the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Jichi Medical University in 1995.
He is the inventor of double-balloon endoscopy and also one of the pioneers of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). His ESD technique, pocket-creation method (PCM) is considered as a kind of third space endoscopy. With PCM, a stable condition in submucosal dissection is obtained and several difficult situations can be overcome.