Mr Omer Karim

Mr Omer Karim

MBBS, MS FRCS, FRCS(Urol)

Urology

37 years of experience
24 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
    212 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.

     

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    Medical procedures

    • Robotic assisted radical prostatectomy
    • Kidney Caner 
    • Laparoscopic Surgery
    • Prostate Cancer
    • Urinary incontinence 
    • Minimally invasive surgery
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    Special interests

    • Robotic surgery for prostate disease
    • Da Vinci prostatectomy
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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
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    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)
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    (5/5)
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    (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)
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    (5/5)
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    (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)
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    (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)
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    (5/5)
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    (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)
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    (5/5)
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    (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)
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    (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)
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    (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)
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    (5/5)
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    (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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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Overactive Bladder
    He was first rate, bedside manner excellent and very clear and reassuring in giving the medical facts. Good man.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostate Cancer
    Always encouraging and reassuring. Makes me feel at ease by explaining any concerns that I have .
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    My overall experience with Mr O. Karim is excellent, on every occasion regardless why I see him,be it a follow-up appointment, first consultation or post-op visit on a ward. He is not only an excellent urology surgeon but also an extremely likable person. He is kind, polite, respects patients' privacy, is attentive (= listens to one's questions and answers them at the appropriate level), has excellent bedside manner and does not rush appointments.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Partial Nephrectomy robotic surgery
    Mr Karim has been the very best from start to finish, excellent in all aspects, manner, knowledge, expertise, accomplished all in all just an absolute gentleman. Procedure went very well, and recovery seems to be very quick.Also a big thank you to his secretary Maggie, who has also done an amazing job, super helpful.Many thanks
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Mr Karim was very professional yet friend and helpful. It was readily apparent that he is an expert in his field.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Mr Karim is a very knowledgable Urologist that I would have no hesitation to recommend to anyone requiring his services. I have been treated by Mr Karim over 30 years ago and again more recently and have always found him to be very professional,caring and very approachable
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostate Cancer
    I was most fortunate to be referred by my GP to see Mr Karim follow abnormal PSA results. A DRE, SPSA Test and an MRI Scan was quickly arranged for me. The result of which led to a Focal Biopsy by general anaesthetic to confirm that Prostate cancer existed and to what degree of severity. Mr Karim advised that for my age (61) I should consider having nerve sparing, robotic radical surgery to give me the best long term outcome. However he did not push me on this and recommended that I look at all other options with no time pressure before making my decision. Having reviewed all the many options I felt qualified to take the bold decision to choose surgery. Of course I was very nervous. Who wouldn’t be ? Mr Karim was absolutely brilliant, I could not have been in more caring or professional hands !! He led me along every step of the journey. Even on the morning after my Surgery, Mr Karim arrived at my bedside at 6.30am having travelled up to London from home to the Wellington Hospital to tell me that everything had gone to plan, that he was happy and that I should make a full recovery !! The follow up visits to his clinic in Maidenhead went well too. I’ve now had five years of annual PSA blood tests which have all been clear and I am now considered cured. What better outcome can I have hoped for ? In my view Mr Karim not only saved my life but also my quality of life. Additionally he’s a charming gentleman and a highly skilled professional !
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostate Cancer
    I am 83 and over the course of my lifetime has needed to consult doctors on a whole variety of complaints. Mr Karim has treated me successfully for the condition I brought to him and was also at all times patient, kind and informative. If it doesn't seem too over-the-top to say so, I do regard him as an honour to his profession.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Having been a patient of Mr Karim several years earlier, I was in no doubt to seek his help again. His manner is calm, he is professional, easy to talk to and gives the time necessary for you to ask all of your questions either at the meeting or afterwards, as we all forget things or have other questions after reflection It is very reassuring knowing you are in very capable hands with a consultant who takes the time and effort to keep himself up to date to offer his patients the lastest techniques which aren’t necessarily readily available elsewhere - in my case I was successfully treated with a non invasive procedure called Rezum - my symptoms very much improved and I am now tablet free for my condition. I have no hestitation in recommending Mr Karim and I will be first in the queue if I have any other issues that require the help of a urologist
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Has good rapport with clients, takes his time to explain procedures and very down to earth. Quick to respond to emails. Very lovely gentleman.
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