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Mr Omer Karim
Mr Omer Karim
MBBS, MS FRCS, FRCS(Urol)
Urology
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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 is one of the few 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 1500 successful robotic operations for prostate 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 is Chairman of one of these companies, an AIM-listed medical diagnostic company, which focuses 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

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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4.9

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4.9

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4.9

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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.
Patient seen for:Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
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06-01-2020
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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.
Patient seen for:Urology
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03-01-2020
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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.
Patient seen for:Prostate Cancer
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12-12-2019
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He was first rate, bedside manner excellent and very clear and reassuring in giving the medical facts. Good man.
Patient seen for:Overactive Bladder
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06-12-2019
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Always encouraging and reassuring. Makes me feel at ease by explaining any concerns that I have .
Patient seen for:Prostate Cancer
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28-10-2019
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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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25-10-2019
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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
Patient seen for:Partial Nephrectomy robotic surgery
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21-10-2019
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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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21-10-2019
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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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16-10-2019
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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 !
Patient seen for:Prostate Cancer
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08-10-2019
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