Mr Omer Karim: Urology

Mr Omer Karim


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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.

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  • M4510

    Diagnostic endoscopic examination of bladder (flexible cystoscopy) including any biopsy - (5-50)

    (5-50) (5-50)

  • M6583

    Transperineal MRI - US fusion targeted prostate biopsy - (5-50)

    (1-5) (1-5)

  • M6530

    Endoscopic resection of prostate (TUR) (including cystoscopy) - (5-50)


  • M5600

    Therapeutic endoscopic operations on outlet of female bladder (including cystoscopy) - (1-5)

    (1-5) (1-5)

  • M6533

    Holmium Laser Enucleation of Prostatic Adenoma (HoLEP) - (1-5)


  • N1100

    Correction of hydrocele(s) - unilateral - (1-5)

  • M0210

    Nephrectomy and excision of perirenal tissue - (1-5)


  • T8594

    Laparoscopic para-aortic lymph node dissection - (1-5)


  • M4420

    Endoscopic extraction of calculus of bladder (including cystoscopy) - (1-5)


  • M3900

    Open removal of calculus from bladder (including cystoscopy) - (1-5)


  • M3010

    Endoscopic retrograde pyelography (including bilateral and cystoscopy) - (1-5)

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