Mr Omer Karim

Mr Omer Karim

MBBS, MS FRCS, FRCS(Urol)

Urology

38 years of experience
25 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall

4.95

Bedside Manner

4.92

Explanation

4.95

Top feedback

“An excellent consultant - I have 100% trust in him“
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Subspecialties

  • Benign Prostatic Enlargement
  • General Urology
  • Kidney Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
  • Urological Oncology
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Arabic
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 2598534
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250.00

    Follow-up appointment: £175.00

    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    783 reviews

    About

    Mr Omer Karim is a teaching hospital consultant specialising in the use of robotics for prostate treatment – da Vinci Prostatectomy. One of the leading innovators in this technology, he was one of the first formally trained robotic surgeons in the UK.  

    He did his undergraduate medical degree at Charing Cross Hospital Medical School and trained in teaching hospitals in the UK and the USA.

    He started robotic surgery in 2004 and has been involved in over 2000 successful robotic operations for prostate and kidney cancer. Prior to helping establish robotic urological surgery in the UK, he had performed over 500 open radical prostate cancer operations. He trained in the UK and did his postgraduate research in the USA. He has been instrumental in the development of our understanding of the nature of prostate disease and in developing treatment techniques, such as laser surgery treatment for enlarged prostates.

    In addition, to his clinical activities, Mr Karim is a director of several companies. He was Chairman of one of these companies, an AIM-listed medical diagnostic company, which focused it’s research and development skills on innovative, point-of-care technology for urology. 


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Robotic assisted radical prostatectomy
    • Kidney Caner 
    • Laparoscopic Surgery
    • Prostate Cancer
    • Urinary incontinence 
    • Minimally invasive surgery
    • Robotic surgery for prostate disease
    • Da Vinci prostatectomy
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    Medical procedures

    • Prostate Cancer
    • Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
    • Circumcision
    • Hydrocelectomy
    • Kidney Stone Prevention
    • Nerve Sparing Prostatectomy
    • Orchidectomy
    • PSA
    • Prostate Biopsy
    • Prostatectomy (TURP)
    • Rigid & Flexible Ureterorenoscopy and Laser Fragmentation of Stones
    • Robotic Pyeloplasty
    • Robotic Surgery
    • Transrectal Ultrasound (TRUS)
    • Transurethral Resection of a Bladder Tumour (TURBT)
    • Ureteroscopy
    • Vasectomy (Male Sterilization)
    • Vasectomy Reversal
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    Special interests

    • Prostate Cancer
    • Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
    • Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
    • Blood in Urine (Haematuria)
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    Education

    MB BS 1982 University of London

    Provisional Registration Date

     

    Specialist Register entry date

    Urology From 21 June 1996

     

    Further Qualifications

    Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons (Urology) 1994

    MS University of London 1993

    Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons (London) 1988

    Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) 1987

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    Reviews

    4.94 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Prostate Cancer
    4/37
    Benign Prostatic Enlargement
    1/37
    Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
    1/37
    Overactive Bladder
    1/37
    PSA
    1/37
    Partial Nephrectomy robotic surgery
    1/37
    Prostate biopsy
    1/37
    Prostate cancer
    1/37
    Prostatectomy (TURP)
    1/37
    Urology
    1/37
    hydrocile
    1/37
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    PSA
    An excellent consultant - I have 100% trust in him
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostatectomy (TURP)
    Mr Karim Is not only very through and attentive , but takes great time and care to explain each detail of information. His backroom staff are second to none and deal with all requirement with a sense of urgency. I always feel in safe hands.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostate cancer
    Regarding skills and experience I cannot add more as I traveled thousands of miles to have my surgery and be under his care. Mr Karim reflects concern, courtesy and compassion in his patient care and express high degree of professionalism and passion for excellence.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I have been under the care of Mr Omer Karim for several years and consider myself very fortunate. He has always been very professional, thorough, always explaining everything in denial, caring and reassuring and always generous with his time. I recently had an operation under his care which went extremely smoothly, I am most grateful and I would recommend him to everyone.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Benign Prostatic Enlargement
    mr karim has an excellent overall manner and communicates the problems and advice very well he suggested and we agreed therezum procedure which is relatively new and was carried out exactly as planned successfully he dealt with all my concerns and i would recommend him to anyone with similar problems
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostate biopsy
    Very thorough Polite Informative And a nice man
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Excellent,efficient,friendly and professional service
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
    Mr Karim was very informative about the procedure, in language that was easily understood. I found him to be very reassuring with excellent patient care.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Urology
    Mr Karim provided a fIrst class consultation with a comprehensive analysis and explanation of possible causes of my symptoms, recommended state-of-the art diagnostic tests and the range of treatments available depending on the outcome of testing. Mr Karim allowed me as much time as I needed to fully understand the issues and was extremely kind and supportive throughout. I would highly recommend Mr Karim to any prospective clients.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostate Cancer
    I have just received my final 5th year check up and the 'All Clear'. It was five years ago when Mr Omer Karim operated to remove my prostate cancer. The care and attention Mr Karim and his team gave through the whole process was absolutely outstanding. If you find yourself in the position I was 5 years ago, then do not hesitate to put your trust in the skills and care Mr Omer Karim can provide. Words alone cannot express the thanks and appreciation I feel, I thank you sir from the bottom of my heart.
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