Mr Omer Karim
MBBS, MS, FRCS, FRCS (Urol)
I am a teaching hospital consultant specialising in the use of robotics for prostate treatment, and in particular performing da Vinci prostatectomy. I am one of the leading innovators in this technology, and one of the few formally trained robotic surgeons in the UK.
Over the years, I have been instrumental in the development of our understanding of the nature of prostate disease. This includes treatment techniques that can be pivotal in preserving normal sexual activity following prostate surgery. Laser surgery treatments for enlarged prostates can mean that normal bladder and sexual functions can be resumed almost immediately after treatment.
I also have an interest in kidney surgery using robotic techniques and have had excellent results.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Omer Karim at Spire include:
Spire Dunedin Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
The development of understanding prostate disease and techniques in preserving normal sexual function following prostate surgery.