Mr Omer Karim MS FRCS FRCSUrol

Mr Omer Karim

Mr Karim was nominated one of the top robotic surgeons for prostate cancer in 2010 and has been a consultant urological surgeon in the ThamesValley area for 17 years and St Mary’s Paddington since 2005. He specialises in diseases of the prostate and kidney with a particular expertise in robotic surgery for prostate and kidney cancer. Here are comments by a recent patient's experience.

Mr Omer Karim is one of the first and most experienced, formally trained robotic surgeons in the UK. He started robotic surgery in 2004 and has been involved in over 250 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.  He is the Trust’s lead in Prostate Cancer (East Berks) with a special interest in green light laser surgery, stone surgery and robotic surgery.  He is also a  consultant robotic surgeon to St Mary’s, Paddington, a UK trainer in robotic surgery and examiner for in-service examination for urology trainees.

He did his undergraduate medical degree at Charing Cross Hospital Medical School and trained in teaching hospitals in the UK and the USA.

Mr Karim has a firm commitment to research, teaching and continuous medical education both in the UK and abroad. He regularly attends national and international meetings. He is actively involved in training urology Specialist Registrars and fellow consultant surgeons in robotic surgery. Mr Karim has links with and visits urology departments in the Third World. He is keen to encourage exchange visits between the UK and hospitals abroad, fostering opportunities for teaching and training junior urologists for the benefit of patients.

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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To make a private appointment, please call 01753 621 815 or 01753 847 247.

 

Curriculum Vitae

Hospitals

NHS Hospitals

Wexham Park Hospital Slough, Berkshire

Heatherwood Hospital, Ascot, Berkshire

St Mark’s Hospital, Maidenhead, Berkshire

St Mary’s Hospital Paddington, London

 

Private Hospitals

The Bridge Clinic, Maidenhead, Berkshire

The Princess Margaret Hospital, Windsor, Berkshire

Spire Thames Valley, Wexham, Slough, Berkshire

The Princess Grace Hospital, Nottingham Place, London

The London Clinic, Devonshire Place, London

Medical Training

Degrees

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

MB BS Charing Cross Hospital Medical School

1982

 

Awards

Simpla Research Prize in Urology

1993

American Urological Association Essay Contest in Laboratory Research: Second Prize

1992

Lapides Essay Contest in Neurourology and Urodynamic Research: Second Prize

1992

Postgraduate Prize Charing Cross Hospital Medical School

1989

 

Scholarships

Lewis Medical Travelling Scholarship

1994

King Edward’s Hospital Fund for London Travel Bursary

1989

Ethicon Foundation Travel Grant from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

1987

 

Urological Training

St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London

1995

The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel

1992

The Institute of Urology, London

1992

Brady Institute of Urology, John’s Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

1989

The Royal Free Hospital, London

1988

 

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SPECIAL INTERESTS

Lead in Prostate Cancer

Lead in Renal Cancer

Stone surgery

Green Light laser prostate surgery (PVP)

Robotic surgery

 

SUB SPECIALISATION

Prostate cancer

Radical prostatectomy

Robotic minimally invasive surgery - da Vinci prostatectomy, pyeloplasty, nephrectomy, reconstruction

BPH

Laser surgery (PVP – photoselective vapourisation of prostate)

Mens health

Large renal cancer and partial nephrectomy

Stone surgery

Laser ureteroscopy

Paediatric urology

 

OTHER INFORMATION

Lead Clinician in Urology 1997 - 2008

Examiner for In-Service Examinations and MSc in Urology, Institute of Urology, UCL

Clinical Lead for Action on Urology Wexham Park Hospital

Member of National Steering Committee for Informed Decision Making in Urology

Lead in Prostate Cancer East Berkshire

Trainer and proctor in robotic surgery

 

MEMBERSHIP OF LEARNED SOCIETIES

British Association of Urological Surgeons

Full Member

British Medical Association

Member

Royal Society of Medicine

Fellow

 

DIRECTORSHIPS

Non-executive Director and Chairman Mediwatch Plc

www.mediwatch.com

Director Oldfield Lodge Property Holdings Ltd

www.bridge-clinic.com

Director Oldfield Lodge Medical Practice Ltd

 

Director Robotic Urological Surgery Ltd

www.roboticsurgery.co.uk

Director Harley Street Specialist Ltd

 

 

Research

Research Fellow at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore Maryland 1989-1992

MS in molecular response of bladder to experimental outflow obstruction

Point-of-Care PSA test Wexham Park Hospital 2005-2007

 

Courses

European Robotic Urology Symposium: Advanced robotic prostatectomy, Robotic cystectomy

2007

American Urological Association: Robotic prostatectomy course

2006

Olvz Aalst Belgium: Robotic prostatectomy

2006

European School of Surgery (Paris): Robotic surgery

2005

Advanced Laparoscopy Urological Surgery Elancourt France

2001

European Surgical Institute ‘Wet Lab’ Laparoscopy Course Hamburg

2000

American Urological Association: Anatomical radical prostatectomy

1999

Part 2 FRCS Course Whipps Cross Hospital

1985

Professor Slome’s Course in Basic Surgical Sciences

1985

Demonstrator in Anatomy Charing Cross Hospital Medical School

1984-1985

Basic Surgical Training Charing Cross Hospital SHO Surgical Rotation

1985-1987

House Jobs Charing Cross Hospital

1983

Medical Training - Charing Cross Hospital Medical School

1977-1982