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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

Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-07-2019
All good thanking I for all your help

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-04-2019
I (Karel R. Spelina) am and have been privileged to be a patient of Mr Omer Karim for the last 5 years, in connection with my prostate cancer. His care, be it consultations incl. the clarity of his explanations, investigative procedures and involvement of other specialists (oncology consultant), or operative skills, is exemplary. I underwent a prostate biopsy as a day patient and robotically assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy as an in-patient for 48 hours. I cannot thank him or praise him enough. I recommended Mr Karim to a friend of mine and this man is equally pleased with Mr Karim's care

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

17-04-2019
Very pleasant professional consultation.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-04-2019
Mr Karim was always clear and helpful and thus reassuring. His secretarial and medical support team were also very good and I was always able to book appointments at times convenient to me

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-04-2019
Mr Karim performed a robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy on me in November 2018 with great success. The results showed he had successfully and carefully removed my prostate and had spared the nerves in this area such that there was only slight erectile disfunction and minor incontinence. I would not hesitate to recommend to others this type of treatment if suggested by an experienced doctor, and to specifically recommend Mr. Karim to perform this procedure.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-04-2019
Mr Karim saw me the first time at very short notice. I felt straightaway that I was in good hands. He explained everything throughout from then onwards & in such a way that I felt reassured. He is an exceptionally nice person, works well with his team, all of them nice people too. Now feeling much better !

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

05-02-2019
Thorough professional with an easy and friendly manner He clearly explained all aspects of the procedure and welcomed questions I highly recommend

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-01-2019
I chose to go private for my robotic prostatectomy with Mr Karim on the recommendation of a friend in the medical profession. The operation seems to have been highly successful. I suffered severe pain three weeks later due to an infection and Mr Karim was extremely diligent in immediately getting me a hospital bed and coming out that evening to investigate the causes. I have always appreciated his smile and optimistic manner. Follow-up consultations have been very quick and the results of blood tests have been excellent to date. He is well supported by his very efficient and helpful secretary.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-11-2018
I have always found Mr Karim to be extremely helpful, understanding kind and professional. He provided me with all the facts prior to my operation and explained fully all the implications. My operation was unusual and complex, but I had every confidence in Mr Karim. I would not hesitate to recommend him to other patients.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-11-2018
I was referred under the NHS to see Mr Omer Karim in May 2018. He has successfully diagnosed the cause of an ongoing urological problem and I am confident that this is now resolved following appropriate investigation and minor surgery under his care. I hold him in high regard He is personable, gave me clear explanations of the issues and I would recommend him without any hesitation.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

20-11-2018
Competent, technically sound, gentle gaint

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-11-2018
Great colleague

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

25-09-2018
In addition to being very experienced and technically competent (which I expected from a surgeon - and I did my homework!), Mr Karim excelled at taking time to explain the procedure and my recovery journey and was always available and responsive to questions pre and post surgery. I felt well looked after and in safe hands.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-08-2018
Mr Karim is very professional, personable and has the ability from my experience to put one at ease whilst helping one come to terms with a painful and rather annoying condition. He instils confidence that he will do above and beyond his professional best for the patient.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-08-2018
I first saw Mr Karim for my prostate issues some two years ago. The tests pointed away from cancer at the time, but he was suspicious of something brewing and kept me under observation. About four months ago bigger signs started to show, and tests followed by biopsy showed early stage cancer. After discussion of the treatment options with Mr Karim and others that he pointed me to, I chose his robotic procedure for the prostate removal. Mr Karim undertook this some 12 days ago and the procedure went very well. Two days ago he confirmed there is no evidence of the cancer anywhere else. I am already up and about, and on my way to the final stages of full recovery. I owe it all to Mr Karim for early diagnoses and excellent treatment. Mr Karim has been absolutely brilliant with his work and predictions. And on top of that he is an absolute gentleman to deal with. I hope no one needs to go down this path, but if they do I would wholeheartedly recommend Mr Karim without the slightest reservation. I cannot thank Mr Karim enough for what he has done for me and my family.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-08-2018
Very professional, thorough - all round excellent.

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