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Mr Hama Attar
MBChB MSc (Urol) FEBU FRCS (Urol)
Urology
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*** Please  contact 0207 8249542 for appointments including same day appointments***

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Languages Spoken: English, Arabic العربية, and Kurdish کوردی 

Mr Attar is a full-time Consultant Urological Surgeon at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Besides his experience in General and Diagnostic Urology, he subspecialises in the endourological management of complex kidney stones using minimally invasive techniques and laser technology as well as the diagnosis and laser treatment of kidney and ureteric urothelial tumours.

He finished his higher surgical training in London and spent his final year at the highly-reputable University College London Hospital, where he received extensive training in treating urinary tract stones using minimally invasive techniques. He also spent one year doing his research post in Neuro-Urology at the Spinal Injury Unit at the renowned Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore where he gained a vast experience in treating various urological conditions such as kidney and bladder stones, bladder overactivity, urinary incontinence, recurrent infections and erectile dysfunction. 

Mr Attar is active academically and has published over 30 scientific articles in various urological journals. He has presented his work in different international and national meetings and has participated in changing surgical practice.

 

                                                                                                                                        طبيب استشاري في جراحة المجاري البولية والتناسلية

 

Publications in Scientific Journals:

1. An Unusual Case of Pure Testicular Seminoma in a 92 year old Patient: a Case report Denning C, Tay LJ, Attar KH (WJCU 2017)

2. Long term Outcomes of Augmentation Ileocystoplasty in Spinal Cord Injured Patients: a Minimum of 10-year Follow-Up. Gurung P, Attar KH, Abdul-Rahman A, Morris T, Hamid R, Shah PJR. BJU Int. 2012. PMID: 21851549

3. Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumour of the Spermatic Cord. Gurung P, Attar KH, Peters JL. Int J Urol 2010: 17(7): 679-80. PMID: 20482657

4. Clearance After Vasectomy: Has the Time Come to Modify The Current Practice? Attar KH, Gurung P, Holden S, Peters JL, Philp T. Scand J Urol Nephrol. 2010; 44(3):147-50. PMID: 20201750

5. Long Term Outcome of Tension-Free Vaginal Tape for the Treatment of Stress Incontinence In Females with Neuropathic Bladders. Abdul-Rahman A, Attar KH, Hamid R, Shah PJR. BJU Int.2010;106(6):827-30. PMID: 20132201

6. The Relationship between Bladder Management and Health-related Quality of Life in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury in the UK. Liu CW, Attar KH, Gall A, Shah J, Craggs M. Spinal Cord. 2009;48(4):319-24. PMID: 19841636

7. Polydimethylsiloxane in the Treatment of Sphincter Weakness Incontinence in Men with Spinal Cord Injury: Long-Term Follow-Up. Attar KH , Gurung P, Hamid R, Wood S , Shah PJR. BJUMS 2008;1(2):63-66

8. Kidney Salvage Using the Fibrinogen- and Thrombin-coated Sponge TachoSil during Nephron-Sparing Surgery for the Resection of Large Renal Tumours. Attar KH, Namasivayam J, Green J, Peters J. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2008 Jul; 90(5):W8

9. The Urological Management of Patients with Spinal Cord Injury. Attar KH, Shah PJR. Saudi Urological Association Newsletter Dec 2008;2(2):3-4

10. The First Semen Analysis after Vasectomy: Timing and Definition of Success. Attar KH, Holden S, Peters J and Philp T. BJU Int. 2007; 100(3):700-1. PMID: 17669151.

11. Robotic Anderson-Hynes Pyeloplasty: 5-year Experience of One Centre. Attar KH, Webster G. Surgeon’s News

12. Increasing Safety While Decreasing Stress at Radical Prostatectomy: a Novel Use of the Scrubbing Sponge. Rowe EW, Attar KH, Karim O. BJU Int. 2004; 94(1):188-9.PMID: 15217459

13. Adding Space and Colour, Without Tying a Knot, at the Bladder Neck-Urethral Stump Anastomosis during Radical Prostatectomy. Rowe EW, Attar KH, Karim OM. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2004; 7(3):268-9. PMID: 15249930

14. Trans-Rectal Ultrasound-guided Biopsy of the Prostate: Nationwide Diversity in Practice and training in the United Kingdom. Lee G, Attar K, Laniado M, Karim O. Int Urol Nephrol. 2007; 39(1):185. PMID: 17268896

15. Diagnosis and Management of Prostatitis: a Urological Challenge. Attar KH, Hamid R, Peters J. Trends Urol Gyn Sex Health. 2007; 12(4):26-30

16. Safety and Detailed Patterns of Morbidity of Transrectal Ultrasound guided Needle Biopsy of Prostate in a Urologist-led Unit. Lee G, Attar K, Laniado M, Karim O. Int Urol Nephrol. 2006; 38(2):281-5. PMID:16868698

17. Treating Co-Existent Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia/ Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Erectile Dysfunction in the aging men. Blake-James B, Attar KH, Emberton M. Aging Health. 2007; 3(2): 191-200

18. Secondary Polycythaemia Associated with Unilateral Renal Cystic Disease. Blake-James B, Attar KH, Rabbani S, Yeghen T, Owen R, Peters. J. Int Urol Nephrol. 2007; 39(3):955-8. PMID: 16835724

19. Folding the Flow Rate: a Simple Method to Display and File the Uroflowmetry Tracing. Attar KH, Rowe E, Karim O. Int Urol Nephrol. 2004; 36(4):533-6. PMID: 15787331

20. The Secret of the Phantom Stone: a Case Report. Attar KH, Lee G, Rowe E, Hudd C. Int Urol Nephrol. 2004; 36(1):27-8.


21. Case Report: Minimally Invasive Treatment of an Unusual Obstructive Ectopic Upper Pole Ureter. Lee G, Attar KH, Hudd C. Int Urol Nephrol. 2004; 36(1):21-2.

22. Rare Species of Actinomyces as Causative Pathogens in Breast Abscess. Attar KH, Waghorn D, Cunnick G. Breast J. 2007 Sep-Oct; 13(5):501-5. PMID: 17760673

23. Capsular Flap for Correction of Contour Deformities of the Breast. Imran D, Javaid M, Lewis D, Attar KH. Ann Plast Surg. 2005 Jun; 54(6):662-3. PMID: 15900156

24. An Anomalous Muscle Mimicking a Dorso-Radial Ganglion as a Cause of Radial Wrist Pain. Imran D, Avarmidis M, Attar KH. Hand Surg. 2006; 11(1-2):47-9. PMID: 17080528

25. Vacuum-assisted Closure (VAC) Therapy in the Management of Digital Pulp Defects. Attar KH, Imran D, Iyer S Acta Chir Plast. 2007; 49(3):75-6. PMID: 1805158

26.  Grafting Posterior Tibial Nerve with Ipsilateral Sural nerve Cables in Leg Re-Plantation- a Common Sense Approach. Imran D, Attar KH. Acta Chir Plast. 2007; 49(3):63-5. PMID: 18051584

27. The Cosmetic Bladder. Patki P, Attar KH, Shah PJR. Charter Continence Care. Issue 14, 2008

28. Prostate Cancer’. Attar KH. Men’s Health Magazine. February Edition, 2008.

29. Laparoscopic Clam Ileocystoplasty: Technical feasibility ad Reduced Morbidity. Patki P, Attar KH, Patel K, Kirker D, Desai M, Shah J. Journal of Urology 2008;179(4):240-242

30. The Role of Ultrasound in the Urological Surveillance of Spinal Cord Injured Patients. Gurung P, Abdulrahman A, Attar KH et al. Journal of Urology. 2009; 181(4):934



 

 

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Medical Procedures

Procedures for kidney stones/ cancer (TCC)

Flexible ureteroscopy-renoscopy (URS) and laser treatment of kidney stones

Percutaneous (key-hole) removal of stones from kidney (PCNL)

Rigid ureteroscopy and laser treatment to ureteric stones

Insertion of ureteric stent for ureteric stones

Shockwave lithotripsy for kidney and ureteric stones (ESWL)

Rigid and flexible ureterorenoscopy for renal and ureteric TCC

Ureteric stricture balloon dilatation

 

Bladder procedures:

Cystoscope (inspection of bladder)- rigid and flexible

Bladder tumour resection (TURBT)

Cystoscopy and laser treatment of bladder stones

Cystoscopy and retrograde studies of ureter

Cystoscopy and insertion of ureteric stent

Cystoscope and dilatation of urethra (water pipe)

Cystoscopy and hydrodistension of bladder

 

Bladder Instillations

Intravesical Mitomycin C

Intravesical BCG

Intravesical Cystistat for painful bladder conditions

 

Catheter procedures

Management of catheter problems

Insertion of suprapublic catheter surgery (SPC)

Self catheterisation in men and women

Trial of catheter removal

Urodynamic studies (pressure tests on the bladder)

 

Prostate operations:

Resection of prostate for benign disease and prostate cancer (TURP)

Bladder neck incision

 

Operation on testicle

Circumcision

Vasectomy 

Frenuloplasty/ preputioplasty

Removal of testicle (for testicular cancer- orchidectomy)

Repair of Hydrocele

Varicocele surgery

Insertion of artificial testis  (prosthesis)

Fixation of undescended testis (orchidopexy)

Removal of epipidymal cyst

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Special Interests

  • General Urology
  • Diagnostic Adult Urology
  • Endourology and Laser
  • Stone Surgery
  • Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy
  • Upper Tract TCC
  • Upper Tract Stricture Disease

Education

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Fellow of the European Board of Urology

Member of the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS)

Member of the BAUS Section of Endourology

Member of the Medical Defence Union




Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

05-12-2017
From the first outpatient appointment through to my operation I knew I was in safe in the hands of a very knowledgable, professional and kind consultant. And the best part of it - my problem has been resolved which is not something I had much hope of happening after several different treatment methods failed. Highly recommended!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

05-12-2017
I am writing this review as a carer for my daughter who was under Mr. Attar's care. She was diagnosed with kidney stones two years ago and came into Mr. Attar's care a year ago. She has undergone several procedures at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, including a PCNL and a Ureteroscopy. I am a Anaesthetist nurse myself and I work in the maternity section in my hometown in Romania. I had come to London specifically to look after my daughter. While I have a basic understanding of the procedures she had undergone and I am familiar with how a hospital operates, it was very important for me to understand exactly what will happen before, during and after the procedures she has had. My english is good but not great. I relied heavily on Mr. Attar to explain everything to me. He is not only an exceptional medical professional but also a kind and patient man. He went through all the details with me as soon as he was out of the operating theatre. He took the time (out of his very busy schedule I am sure) to sit down with me and he did everything he could to reassure me and get me to understand everything. He has also exchanged e-mail addresses with my daughter and encouraged her to be in touch should she need to. I think this is a clear example of a doctor who truly cares for the well being of their patients and will go above and beyond to ensure this. Today I fly home and I leave with the certainty that my daughter is looked after properly. I can rest assured that she is recovering and will be healthy and happy again very soon. I can't thank Mr Attar enough for all that he has done for us, for putting up with my (very many) questions and for caring after my daughter's health.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-12-2017
I felt so comfortable with the whole treatment. Mr Hama Attar is an excellent surgeon. He dealt with my case and the way he communicates with you is excellent. I would like to thank him for his time and effort to see me and making sure that everything will be fine.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-12-2017
The best Dr I ever met

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-11-2017
I was immeasurably reassured by Mr Attar's calm assurance and utter professionalism. I was in a some degree of pain, but he took control of the situation and within no time I had been operated upon, was pain free and on the mend. His post-operative care was outstanding, even to the extent of providing me with a contact in the country to which I was shortly to be travelling. I cannot thank him enough.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

27-11-2017
I had a fantastic level of care from Doctor Hama. He was available to answer my questions and was very clear with his instructions following my procedure. Can’t recommend him enough!!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

21-11-2017
A surgeon with a great heart. Thorough, and great communicator. We are so thankful our path crossed his.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-11-2017
Truly professional in all areas. Never too busy to answer questions and available at all times. I have been extremely happy will all care received from Mr. Attar.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

27-10-2017
My sincere thanks to Dr. Attar for the treatment i have undergone. Right from the first appointment, i felt being under good hands as he listened and answered all my questions with great calm and reassurances. Reaching out to him even after the treatment was never a problem. Overall i am very satisfied with the way things went. Thank you again Dr. Attar and best wishes for the times ahead.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-10-2017
I have been under treatment with Mr Attar for 3 years and have been operated on 3 times for bladder cancer. Mr Attar takes his time to fully explain and answer any questions I had. His before and after care is professional and personal both for myself and my daughter. His caring and positive attitude is both reassuring and healing. We cannot recommend Mr Attar highly enough. Thank you being my surgeon.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-10-2017
A very personalable and professional Doctor, who always takes time to listen, and provides clear and concise information. Dr Attar allows space for you to take a decision. I have found my experience under his care the best to date in the NHS.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

21-10-2017
I have been under treatment with Mr Attar for 3 years and have been operated on 3 times for bladder cancer. Mr Attar takes his time to fully explain and answer any questions I had. His before and after care is professional and personal both for myself and my daughter. His caring and positive attitude is both reassuring and healing. We cannot recommend Mr Attar highly enough. Thank you being my surgeon.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-10-2017
I met Mr Hama Attar for the first time recently. I knew he was one of the top urologists, having first checked his credentials. I consulted him at very short notice. His kindness, knowledge and obvious dedication to his work did not disappoint.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

09-10-2017
Mr Attar is a great Doctor. He was able immediately to diagnose a difficult problem with kidney stones. He operated on me with complete success, and the carer both before and after the procedure was first class. Thank you Mr Attar.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-10-2017
Treated me with kindness, understanding and sheer professionalism. His support team is a well oiled machine that smiles and makes surgery a good experience. Dr Attar himself understands what patients need, and how his help can contribute to improve my life. I felt in capable hands.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-10-2017
Doctor Attar is the most amazing doctor I have ever met. I was under his care during 3 operations for getting rid of some complicated kidney stones. His positive attitude, his way of explaining the procedure etc. His way of listening to the patient and the aftercare is 10/10. I didn't feel nervous at all thanks to him. He is so professional and friendly at the same time which made the whole experience a positive one. He would check upon me before leaving the hospital in the evening and be back at 7 am in the morning. I hope Dr. Attar will stay healthy and be a doctor for many many years to come, patients are lucky to be under his wings. I was seen as an NHS and as a private patient.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

14-09-2017
I cannot thank enough Dr Attar for the amazing care and time he has given me. The level of care was incredible, fast and he was always there for any concerns or questions. Very kind doctor who made me feel very safe and at ease with the surgery.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-09-2017
Dr Attar has been very helpful throughout the process of my surgery. No only he has a very professional way of delivering news but he also maintains a positive attitude towards one's medical issues helping the patient to be optimistic and cheerful. I would highly recommend Dr Attar for urology matters and surgeries as my post-op experience was so smooth to the point that i didn't even feel i had had surgery (orchidectomy).

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

07-07-2017
If it were at all possible, I would add more stars to the above for I have nothing but the highest praise for Mr Attar. His care and attention, not only to medical details, but also to interaction with the patient is superb. Let me give you just one example of this: I was very unwell one night and in considerable pain, it must have been about 3 am in the morning. Lying in bed, and feeling very sorry for myself (justifiably I believe!) I decided I needed to let Mr Attar know how I felt so I sent him an email from my tablet. Mr Attar replied - within the hour (please note again time of night) had spoken to the night staff to sort things our, and was at my bedside very, very early in the morning. Quite exemplary in my opinion. Furthermore his continuing care has been faultless. I can say with all honesty, that having started as a patient I regard him now as a trusted physician and friend. PS I was both an NHS and a private patient - equally good care!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-07-2017
Mr Attar is knowledgeable and approachable, listens keenly and is never too busy to take an interest in your case. He has been committed to my progress and the friendly, informal, caring manner with which he treats patients is refreshing and highly professional. i felt very safe in his capable hands. many thanks

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

18-05-2017
I couldn't recommend Mr Attar more highly. He went above and beyond the care you would normally expect to receive.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-04-2017
Excellent care - Mr Attar made me feel completely comfortable at all times. Couldn't recommend him more.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-04-2017
On Thursday 30.3.17 I came with my Mum for her treatment at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital with Consultant Mr Hama Attar. I want to say: a heartfelt thank you on behalf of my Mum for your kind, efficient, courteous, excellent treatment of my Mum over the recent months.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-03-2017
Mr. Attar is quite simply, a lifesaver. I came into Mr. Attar's care with a significantly large stone in my right kidney. It was a condition I had been diagnosed with 2 years ago and I had already had a number of treatments for it in Aberdeen (my previous home). These treatments included a PCNL and a few ureteroscopies. I also had a stent from my ureter to my bladder. So the first procedure he performed on me was a ureteroscopy to remove the stent. The procedure was quite straightforward however not without risks. One of the first things I appreciated about Mr. Attar was his patience, openness and honesty about the procedure he was about to perform and any potential risks. This really put my mind at ease because not only was I fully aware of what was going to happen to me, but also because I knew my consultant was aware of and well equipped to handle anything that could possibly go wrong. The next procedure he performed on me was a PCNL which is essentially keyhole surgery to try and remove the stone from the kidney. Again, I went into surgery fully confident that I was well looked after. I had no concerns of doubts about anything and I knew exactly what was going to happen to me while I was under anaesthetic as well as what my expected recovery will be like. The operation was success, the majority of the stone was cleared which is a fantastic result considering the size of stone I had. Aftercare was another area Mr. Attar excelled at. He came to see me twice a day while I was in the hospital, he would always give me a review of my results and how I was doing and explained the reasoning behind every single decision he made with regards to my treatment. Not to mention that he did so with a very positive attitude, which I believe also helped with my speedy recovery. In summary, I couldn't recommend Mr. Attar enough. Not only is he an excellent urologist but he is a kind man, who actually cares about the speedy recovery and well-being of his patients.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-03-2017
Without any question, Chelsea and Westminster hospital saved my life. Two or three years ago I was being admitted to hospital several times for a bladder infections, sometimes for up to nine days. As is the daily routine of the hospital, several teams of doctors and consultants visited me twice daily and nobody could get to the bottom of why this infection was so serious and kept returning. Two years ago, when I met my new consultant Mr Hama Attar at the hospital for the first time, I explained the problem to him and he immediately came up with a diagnosis and gave me some advice to follow, which no one had mentioned before. Really, deep down in my heart, I cannot thank this young consultant and his team enough. I have followed his advice over the past two years and the infection has not returned, I am healthier and have not had to return to the hospital for any bladder infections since. Deep down from my heart, I would like to thank this particularly clever doctor.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

09-03-2017
Mr Attar is a fine gentleman with a great sense of humour and a nice smile,also with a deep understanding in his department and speciality and works alongside a wonderful team ,such as clinical nurse Teresa Kua ,to bring to the best possible performing surgery.He inspires confidence e,and come across as a very good senior doctor and team leader .

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

09-03-2017
This doctor operated on my mother twice to remove several kidney stones in November and December last year.. He has been exemplary in professionalism, a polite and an approachable individual and a very good surgeon. We cannot thank him enough. Recommended +++

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-02-2017
I underwent a surgical procedure performed by Mr Hama Attar and can thoroughly recommend this Doctor in every way. Both my pre and post operative consultations were clear and concise leaving me feeling completely confident and well informed. On the day of the surgery I felt very much looked after and the procedure was performed with very little discomfort and I felt completely comforted throughout. A truly competent surgeon and an asset to his profession.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

05-02-2017
I had a bad kidney stone episode and Mr Attar handled the matter extremely well. Very professional, efficient, and with fantastic speed of response, as well as diligent ongoing contact between treatments. He also showed great empathy with my condition and genuinely tried to do his best. And he did. Great experience and I wish more professionals reached the quality standards of Mr Attar when doing their job.

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05-02-2017

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31-01-2017
Dr Attar handled my kidney stone case professionally. His decision of lithotripsy been excellent that saved my kidney organ. He followed me up and made sure if I need any further help. He did his best in getting me the Hospital staff and facilities during my admission and treatment. I keep spreading my good experience of him and the Hospital among my friends and known organisations. Thanks to you all. God bless you abundantly in Jesus Christ Name! Amen

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-01-2017
Mr Attar was extremely polite and very attentive. He (unlike others) prefers to listen to a patient and answer all his questions, which is very important. I'm on the pre-operational stage to remove kidney stones and Mr Attar was eager to provide me with thorough information regarding the problem itself and future operation. He also is very intelligent person, whose professional attitude and knowledge are on very high level. Patients always have suspicions and even some fears before the operation but this time it feels that you are in the right hands. During our talk Mr Attar never let me feel that my time is over and was very kind and nice. Feels like Mr Attar is professional and expert.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-01-2017
Dr Attar literally changed my life. I had a kidney stone which was extremely painful and made my day to day life very uncomfortable. I made an an appointment with Dr Attar, he was considerate, professional, attentive and responsive. In fact I was booked in the very next day to have it removed. I was kept informed and updated by Dr Attar and his team throughout the entire process . I have now recovered fully and thanks to Dr Attar was able to get on a flight two days after surgery and I had a great holiday.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

21-12-2016

Peer Recommendations

BY mr Rajesh Kavia

11-08-2017
Excellent and very professional.
For specialty: Urology
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