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.
MB BS 1982 University of London
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Urology From 21 June 1996
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