Mr Karim Kassam

Mr Karim Kassam

MBBS BDS MFDS RCS ( Eng ) MFDRCSI MRCS FRCS ( OMFS )

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

13 years of experience
2 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall

4.99

Bedside Manner

4.99

Explanation

4.99

Top feedback

“Mr Kassam carried out an initial examination of my skin condition, made a diagnosis and recommended a procedure, which he was able to perform within 2 weeks. He also offered several suggestions regarding the control of my skin condition, which I have since initiated. He is a total professional, behaving at all times as an expert in his field while maintaining a warm bedside manner. I was especially surpised and impressed by the frequency of contacts between us in the periods both before and after the procedure. This served the dual purpose of putting me at ease and allowed Mr Kassam to monitor any changes, in particular following the procedure. Mr Kassam may be an excellent surgeon but he is in addition a brilliant communicator.“
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Subspecialties

  • Oral Surgery
  • Facial Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Head & Neck Surgery
  • Oral Medicine
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6150582
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    Nuffield Health Leicester Hospital

    Scraptoft Lane, Leicester, United Kingdom, LE5 1HY
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    The Harley Street Hospital

    19 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 9QJ
    119 reviews

    About

    Mr Kassam has completed training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in London, UK.

    The speciality of oral and maxillofacial surgery is unique in requiring a dual qualification in medicine and dentistry, followed by a comprehensive general and specialist surgical training, and is a recognised international speciality, which within Europe is defined under the medical directives.

     

    Mr Kassam offers all routine oral & maxillofacial surgeries at University Hospital Leicester (Leicester Royal Infirmary) and subspecialises in head and neck cancer with microvascular reconstruction, facial trauma, salivary gland surgery, facial skin cancer removal and reconstruction, temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ), facial pain and cosmetic facial surgery. 

     

    He also practices privately at the London BMI Independent Hospital in East London for his London patients and in the process of getting operating privileges at the Nuffield Health hospital, Leicester for his private patients in Leicester.  

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    Medical procedures

    • Chin Implants
    • Impacted/Infected Wisdom Teeth Removal
    • Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)
    • TMJ Surgery
    • Wisdom Teeth Removal
    • Wisdom Teeth Removal
    • Bone Graft
    • Broken Teeth/Retained Root Removal
    • Cheek Implants
    • Chin Surgery
    • Dentoalveolar Surgery
    • Dentoalveolar Surgery
    • Excision of Lesion of Lip
    • Excision of Lesions of the Mouth, Tongue, and Gum
    • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
    • Face Lift
    • Facial Feminisation Surgery
    • Facial Rejuvenation
    • Forehead Reduction Surgery
    • Genioplasty
    • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
    • Jaw Surgery
    • Lesion Biopsy
    • Lip Lifts
    • Mandible Angle Implants
    • Microvascular Free Flap Surgery
    • Mole Removal
    • Mouth Sore Treatment
    • Mouth Ulcer Treatment
    • Mucocele Removal
    • Oral Reconstruction
    • Persistent Sore Throat Treatment
    • Pre-Prosthetic Surgery
    • Skin Cancer Surgery
    • Submandibular Gland Tumour Surgery
    • Thyroidectomy
    • Tooth Extraction
    • Uncovering Canines
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Problems
    • Enlarged Lymph Nodes
    • Temporomandibular Jaw Joint Pain and Clicking
    • Broken Nose
    • Cancer of the Head, Neck, Mouth, and Tongue
    • Congenital Craniofacial Malformations
    • Facial Trauma
    • Head & Neck Lumps
    • Head & Neck Tumours
    • Lip Lesion
    • Oral Cancer
    • Parotid Tumour
    • Restricted Mouth Opening and Locking
    • Skin Cancer
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Tongue Tie
    • Tooth Loss
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    Education

    Education:

    • MBBS - University of London - 2006 
    • BDS - University of London - 1999
    • MFDSRCS - Royal College of Surgeons of England - 2004
    • MFDSRCSI - Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland - 2004 
    • MRCS - Royal College of Surgeons - Intercollegiate - 2009
    • FRCS (OMFS) - Royal College of Surgeons - 2017

     

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    Reviews

    4.99 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    TMJ Pain
    5/101
    Oral Surgery
    4/101
    Temporomandibular Jaw Joint Pain and Clicking
    3/101
    Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Problems
    3/101
    Wisdom Teeth Removal
    3/101
    Enlarged Lymph Nodes
    2/101
    Facial Rejuvenation
    2/101
    TMJ Surgery
    2/101
    Wisdom teeth removal
    2/101
    Botox
    1/101
    Chin Implants
    1/101
    Cosmetic Injectables
    1/101
    Dental Care
    1/101
    Dentigerous cyst
    1/101
    Facial Feminisation Surgery
    1/101
    Facial pain & TMJ
    1/101
    Fracture
    1/101
    GA removal of right submandibular gland and removal of intraoral large submandibular stone
    1/101
    Impacted/Infected Wisdom Teeth Removal
    1/101
    Jaw Surgery
    1/101
    Keratotic horn
    1/101
    Lesion Biopsy
    1/101
    Lip Filler
    1/101
    Mucocele Removal
    1/101
    Orbital fracture
    1/101
    Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)
    1/101
    Skin Cancer Surgery
    1/101
    Submandibular Gland Tumour Surgery
    1/101
    excision of severe dysplasia on the lower left side of my tongue
    1/101
    gum pain which i had for 7-8 months
    1/101
    removal o
    1/101
    the reason for visit was my tongue problem !
    1/101
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Skin Cancer Surgery
    Mr Kassam carried out an initial examination of my skin condition, made a diagnosis and recommended a procedure, which he was able to perform within 2 weeks. He also offered several suggestions regarding the control of my skin condition, which I have since initiated. He is a total professional, behaving at all times as an expert in his field while maintaining a warm bedside manner. I was especially surpised and impressed by the frequency of contacts between us in the periods both before and after the procedure. This served the dual purpose of putting me at ease and allowed Mr Kassam to monitor any changes, in particular following the procedure. Mr Kassam may be an excellent surgeon but he is in addition a brilliant communicator.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    TMJ Surgery Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Problems Temporomandibular Jaw Joint Pain and Clicking
    From the outset, it was clear that Dr. Kassam was incredibly knowledgeable, thorough and understanding. I had suffered with TMJ pain and limited mouth opening for almost two years and Dr. Kassam was able to diagnose the problem almost instantly. He was incredibly efficient, sending me for an MRI scan, and performed a TMJ washout within weeks of receiving the MRI results. He was - and still is - readily available to contact with regards to any questions and concerns and always reassured me when I was worried or anxious. I later had to undergo open jaw surgery in which Dr. Kassam’s expertise and support was again second to none - the scar is incredibly neat and barely noticeable, the pain I was experiencing is now almost non-existent and my mouth opening is gradually returning to ‘normal/average’ having been barely able to open it very wide at all. Dr. Kassam genuinely cares about his patients and their well-being and checks in with me often to ensure that I am recovering well. I would not hesitate to return to Dr. Kassam - he has genuinely changed my life!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Facial Rejuvenation
    Mr Kassam, from the moment I contacted him with my issue, has been extremely supportive, informative, professional and a genuine person who is very approachable and humble. He has the ability to put one's mind at ease and always so positive and reassuring throughout the whole procedure and always at hand if any advice needed. I am very confident to recommend him to all my friends and family and have already planned to see him for further procedures. Hats off to one of the best that I have come across.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Oral Surgery Mucocele Removal
    From start to finish our experience with Mr Kassam has been flawless. His professional and friendly manner made what could have been a stressful experience for us, and our son who was the patient much better. He took the time to chat with us and explain everything in a way that made sense to us. He was friendly and made our son feel an included part of everything that was happening. He engaged with our son in a way that made it clear he sees the person bit just what needs treating. At every step, Mr Kassam followed through, did everything he said he would, and took the time to do follow up checks where we were waiting on others. Whilst some of this may seem small things, he calls when he says he will and messages with updates, even before they are expected, all of which made the experience uniquely more positive than we have had with other consultants in the past. Thoroughly recommend dealing with Mr Kassam and we will definitely contact him again if we find ourselves in need of this type of specialist again!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Facial Rejuvenation Lip Filler
    Dr Kassam, was very thorough at explaining the procedure and took his time to go through everything. After care was fully explained and Mr Kassam went out of his way to message me to make sure everything was well after the procedure. Many thanks Mr Kassam, I am very pleased with the procedure and lip filler results!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Enlarged Lymph Nodes
    I am so pleased with everything Mr Karim has done for me. He was very professional and very easy to talk to about my problems. I feel he want above and beyond for me and I’m very thankful for his service.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Orbital fracture Fracture
    Our experience with Mr Karim has been fantastic. Excellent care and explained everything well. Follow up care has been fantastic. Both myself and my son have felt very lucky to be in his care.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Oral Surgery
    Excellent service flexible and progressed treatment speedily
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Chin Implants Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Problems
    Explained everything clearly - both upsides and risks - always very responsive, and made himself available at short notice. He also takes time to check in, and has been very helpful in referring me to other providers. The treatment itself has been very effective.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Temporomandibular Jaw Joint Pain and Clicking TMJ Surgery Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Problems
    Mr Kassam was very helpful with my TMJ problems. He was very easy to contact and immediately replied to my email offering to help. I saw him after trying numerous different things for my jaw pain. He was very understanding and could understand the pain I was going through with my jaw. Mr Kassam recommended we go for an MRI and subsequently I had an arthroscopy. My operation went very smooth and Mr Kassam always explained what the procedure involved to ensure I was aware. It has been 6 weeks since the operation and I have been recovering well. Mr Kassam also provides great follow-up care and was able to see me in person. He takes interest in ensuring you are recovering well. Very happy to have had the timely help from Mr Kassam!
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