Dr Waseem Bakkour

Dr Waseem Bakkour

MD, MSc, MRCP Derm (UK)

Dermatology

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1 specialist

13 years of experience
6 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

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5
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5
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5

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“Dr Bakkour was excellent from start to finish. From the initial consultation, surgical procedure and follow up consultation, Dr Bakkour provided clear and expert advice in a reassuring and simple manner at every step. I was very pleased with the outcome and the expertise provided by Dr Bakkour. Highly recommended.“
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Subspecialties

  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • General Dermatology
  • MOHS Surgery
  • Skin Cancer
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6117184
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £200

    About

    Dr Waseem Bakkour is a Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological (Mohs) Surgeon at University College London Hospital, where he runs the skin cancer and mole screening
    service and regularly operates on skin cancer, including performing Mohs micrographic surgery (which is the gold standard treatment for common skin cancers offering the highest cure rates, whilst minimising scarring at the same time). He also sees patients with general skin complaints such as acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis and other skin rashes.


    Dr Bakkour completed his general medical training and obtained membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP UK) in 2010. He then undertook extensive specialist training in Dermatology at the world-renowned dermatology centre in Manchester, leading to recognition on the General Medical Council Specialist Register of Dermatologists (CCT).

    He then became the first dermatologist in the UK to undertake a prestigious 18 month, Royal College approved, procedural dermatology fellowship at the dermatology centre in Manchester specialising in advanced dermatological and reconstructive surgery (Mohs), lasers and cosmetic
    dermatology. He gained further experience at the internationally-recognised
    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Maryland, USA.

    Dr Bakkour is one of a handful of doctors in the UK to have had formal fellowship training in the use of lasers. He has access to cutting edge lasers which he can use to help patients with scarring and acne scarring, tattoo and pigment removal, facial and leg thread veins and rejuvenation. Dr Bakkour also has extensive experience and training in cosmetic dermatology including botox, fillers, microneedling, dermabrasion and chemical peels, where he regularly performs complex and advanced procedures.

    His main research interests include the clinical and cosmetic applications of lasers, skin cancer and dermatological surgery. He has published extensively in the fields of lasers, surgical, cosmetic and general dermatology. He has also presented his work at national and international
    meetings. Additionally, he has been a faculty member teaching on lasers and skin surgery courses and an invited speaker at the MSc in skin ageing and aesthetic medicine, University of Manchester.  

    He is frequently trusted by his colleagues for his second opinion and he is responsible for supervising and training the next generation of dermatology doctors, medical students and
    international fellows. 

       

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    Medical procedures

    • Mohs micrographic surgery 
    • Advanced dermatological surgery
    • Mole check
    • Laser treatment for thread veins, pigmented lesions, scars and rejuvenation
    • Facial rejuvenation with cosmetic injections and fillers
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    Special interests

    • Skin cancer 
    • Laser treatments
    • Mohs micrographic surgery
    • Cosmetic dermatology (injectables, fillers, peels, microneedling)
    • General dermatology

     

     

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    Education

    Education:

    MD, MSc, MRCP Derm UK

    • Memberships:
    • Royal College of Physicians 
    • British Association of Dermatologists 
    • British Society of Dermatological Surgery
    • American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
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    Acne
    1/8
    Lipoma Removal
    1/8
    Shingles
    1/8
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    Lipoma Removal
    Dr Bakkour was excellent from start to finish. From the initial consultation, surgical procedure and follow up consultation, Dr Bakkour provided clear and expert advice in a reassuring and simple manner at every step. I was very pleased with the outcome and the expertise provided by Dr Bakkour. Highly recommended.
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    Shingles
    Doctor Bakkour was ,from my experience , one of the few doctors who does and knows their job in an impeccable manner. Professional, knowledgeable, straight to the point and full of resources. He doesn’t leave anything to chance!
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    Acne
    I have suffered from severe acne my whole life. In order to solve that problem, I tried everything: skin care, cosmetological treatments, antibiotics, checking my blood and hormones, dermatologists. Before Dr Bakkour I assumed that I just have to come to terms with it and that I will be stuck with acne forever. However, Dr Bakkour was able to help with my problem. I have encountered many issues on my journey to clear skin, which have always been professionally addressed and taken care of. Dr Bakkour very quickly and precisely identifies the problem and the way to solve it. At the moment I am enjoying my clear skin and cannot be happier. Finding a great dermatologist can prove to be a very difficult task, but I have finally found mine, Thank you, Dr Bakkour!
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    Can't fault my experience.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    I have attended Dr Bakkour's clinic on several occasions for advice and treatment for BCC lesions caused by sun exposure on my face. Dr Bakkour has now performed MOHs surgery on my face twice and I am very pleased with the results as the scars healed well. I am glad that I found Dr Bakkour at this time, he is always re-assuring and positive in the follow up sessions and I feel safe with his expertise in this sensitive area. I will certainly recommend him to others.
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    Excellent service from beginning to end. Very happy with treatment.
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    Dr Bakkour was very professional and his confidence in diagnosing and explaining the condition made me feel confortable and at ease. His skill in surgery (biopsy) was also evident. He has a very gentle and reassuring manner as well.
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    I was very satisfied - during the consultancy Dr Bakkour informed me about my options with great clarity and his manner is very welcoming, warm and empathetic. During the surgery that followed he put me at ease which helped with my initial anxiety. He is clearly very experienced and can highly recommend him.
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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 doctor for:
    1

    Dermatology

    Mr Ahmad Aziz
    Mr Ahmad Aziz
    Ophthalmology

    05-08-2020

    Dr Bakkour is an excellent dermatologist who specialises in complex MOHs surgery, skin cancer, cosmetic dermatology and laser.

    For specialty: Dermatology
    For conditions: Birthmarks (including port-wine stains), Skin tags, Minor Skin Surgery, Psoriasis, Acne, Dermatitis, Aged and Sundamaged Skin, Rosacea, Rash
    For procedures: skin rejuvenation, Skin Cancer Screening, Skin Cancer Surgery, Dermoscopy, Skin Biopsy, Skin Lesion Removal, Mole Check, Chemical peel, laser treatment
    Connection: Is a colleague

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