Mr Karim Kassam

Mr Karim Kassam

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

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.9
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4.9
Explanation
4.9

Top feedback

“My experience with Mr Kassam was easy, to the point, and made me feel comfortable that a solution, tailored to my condition, would be found for me. My jaw was loose and clicking near constantly for 11 years. When I saw Mr Kassam he identified the issue and potential treatment quickly, fully explained all the steps (I feel most comfortable when fully informed on what is happening, why it is happening, and the intended results), and offered what next steps would be offered if the current plan was unsuccessful. Luckily, the procedure was successful, the issue has been resolved, and my jaw is not causing me pain and discomfort as it used to. Thank you very much Mr Kassam. “
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Subspecialties

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

  • English
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Registered with

General Medical Council: 6150582

Consultation fees

New appointment: £250

Follow-up appointment: £150

Practices worked at

BMI The London Independent Hospital

1 Beaumont Square Stepney Green, London, United Kingdom, E1 4NL
198 reviews

Leicester Royal Infirmary

Infirmary Square, Leicester, United Kingdom, LE1 5WW
0 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

  • Facial rejuvenation 
  • Tooth extraction 
  • Wisdom teeth removal 
  • Dental Implants 
  • Facial cosmetic surgery 
  • Head & Neck Oncology 
  • TMJ pathology 
  • Facial Skin cancer treatment 
                                       

 

 
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Special interests

  • Facial Skin cancer surgery and Reconstruction
  • TMJ Treatment and Surgery
  • Dentoalveolar Surgery ( Complex extractions including wisdom teeth and dental implantology )
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Diagnosing and management of Head and Neck swellings including malignancies
  • Facial Trauma
  • Oral Surgery
  • Maxillofacial Surgery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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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

Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

My experience with Mr Kassam was easy, to the point, and made me feel comfortable that a solution, tailored to my condition, would be found for me. My jaw was loose and clicking near constantly for 11 years. When I saw Mr Kassam he identified the issue and potential treatment quickly, fully explained all the steps (I feel most comfortable when fully informed on what is happening, why it is happening, and the intended results), and offered what next steps would be offered if the current plan was unsuccessful. Luckily, the procedure was successful, the issue has been resolved, and my jaw is not causing me pain and discomfort as it used to. Thank you very much Mr Kassam.

Patient seen for:
Temporomandibular Jaw Joint Pain and Clicking
18-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Before l met Dr Kassam there was no progress with my treatment of tmj. When l met Dr Kassam, upon examining my jaw he had a plan of action straight away which allowed me to be confident in my Dr. Before Dr Kassam l could only open my mouth to 1cm which caused great discomfort, swelling, speech problems, couldn't yawn, neck pain, soft diet for years - if I chewed harder food I would be in pain the next day, migraines and pain. I needed to have open jaw surgery as my tmj led to tmd with arthritic changes. I have never had a Dr really listen, acknowledge my pain and take me seriously and I can't express how thankful I am because Dr Kassam has changed my life, living with pain everyday drains you but my confidence has allowed me to have faith things will look up and they have. I was involved throughout the planning of all my treatments, he explained everything I didn't understand so I didn't feel anxious about anything. I could just focus on recovering after surgery. Dr Kassam handled my surgery with such care and corrected what needed to be done. It has been three months post surgery and I can happily say the symptoms I had are no longer an issue, I can open my mouth to full capacity without pain. Recovery is still in progress as it takes time to heal but I am forever grateful for the care given as I could still be where was but I'm not. Any patient you treat is lucky to have you, thank you for everything Dr Kassam.

Patient seen for:
TMJ Pain
Jaw Surgery
14-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

By far the best medical professional I have dealt with. The surgery carried out by Dr Kassam was of the highest standard and his help throughout my diagnosis and treatment was second to none. Will recommend him to anyone looking for a specialist in the field.

Patient seen for:
Submandibular Gland Tumour Surgery
06-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Kassam has been great throughout my procedure. From the start he took to time to explain the procedure and has remained communicative throughout. He has also been adaptive and flexible to requests I have made. He has a personable manner that puts you at ease whilst also making you feel without a doubt he is a total knowledgable, experienced professional. I would without any hesitation recommend him.

Patient seen for:
Dentigerous cyst
10-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Excellent start to finish. Many many thanks

22-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr. Kassam performed a surgical excision on my scalp. As soon as I met him during my first visit, I knew I was in good hands. He is highly competent, and his lively nature and friendly attitude put me at ease before and during surgery. The suture was done to perfection! My wound healed very well, the scar is completely flat and my hair is now growing back. I am very pleased to have been assigned to Dr. Kassam at the hospital and I am very grateful for the care he gave me. Erika

Patient seen for:
Keratotic horn
20-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Kassam performed a little surgery on my lip and i am very pleased with the results. It heals beautifully and i am so glad i was operated by him. I was treated proffesionally, Dr Karim explained me everything, answered all my questions before, and was making sure, i know what was happening during the procedure. He is also a funny, happy person and he made me feel comfortable and relaxed during the operation. Excellent doctor.

Patient seen for:
Lesion Biopsy
30-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I can honestly state that this was the best medical experience I’ve ever had. All the staff (nurses, assistants, anesthetist etc) had a lot of patience explaining all the details my surgery involved and they were supportive all the time, taking care of me more than I expected. They even tried to amuse me and to make jokes because they noticed that I was a little bit nervous before the surgery. I cannot express enough my gratitude for Mr Karim Kassam’s support during the entire process: when we had the appointments before the surgery (explaining in detail all the necessary aspects and side effects regarding the surgery), on the surgery day (being sure that all is clear to me and that I understood everything), after the surgery (confirming that everything went well). I was very impressed by Dr. Kassam’s kindness and, due to the fact that he always had a smile on his face, he made me feel comfortable with all the aspects of the surgery because, as we all know, a positive thinking and a boost of morale can lead to the best results and the best healing process. I realized that Dr Kassam is one of the specialists who really cares for his patients, being an example not only as a doctor, but as professional attitude as well. Thank you again for everything!

Patient seen for:
GA removal of right submandibular gland and removal of intraoral large submandibular stone
29-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I described my tongue problems to the Dr Kassam when it got pain, then Dr examined it carefully !

24-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

When I had an appointment with Dr Karim Kassam, my experience was listening to Dr, and Dr did give me the very good advice of my health problem !

Patient seen for:
the reason for visit was my tongue problem !
23-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Overall great aftercare. Genuine kind wise man.

18-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Kassam is a very kind a personable consultant. I was kindly put in his care when the lovely Mr Chen was going on leave. I had had a nasty infection in my tooth and gum and my jaw had locked, Dr Kassam understood my concerns of infection risk and had me admitted as an emergency within 4 days and the surgery to remove tooth and resedule infection was as promised carried out the very day after my admission. DR Kassam came to see me himself and talked me through the surgery and what to expect after. He also visited me in recovery to check on my progress. Dr Kassam has the extraordinary ability to remember his patients on sight and is a very humble and caring surgeon. UCH who I had gone to in the first place treated me very badly but Thanks to the good care and great Kindness of Dr Kassam and Dr Cheng and their wonderful staff in Max Fax I have made a full recovery. Dr Kassam and the team working with him are an absolute jewel in the Crown of Hommerton. I can never thank you Mr Kassam and your. Wonderful team enough. THANK YOU AND God Bless you all.

14-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Karim Kassam made my experience at the BMI London Independent a very pleasant experience, I highly recommend and praise his approach and care he gave to me during my visit and treatment. The nurses and rest of the hospital staff were also very kind and provide really good care and treatment during my stay at the hospital. Overall, my surgery went well, big thank you to Dr Kassam and the rest of the BMI London Independent team!

Patient seen for:
Oral Surgery
31-10-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Kassam listened fully to my concerns and history, gave a thorough and understandable breakdown of his opinion and diagnosis and equipped me with the information I need to deal with the condition in the future. He answered all of my questions, communicated information to my GP while I was still there and despite clearly running an extremely busy clinic made me feel like I was his main concern throughout my consultation. The NHS really is a wonderful provision, for which I'm truly grateful!

28-10-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Excellent doctor. Doctor made me feel heard and my thoughts and feelings are completely validated. Everything was thoroughly explain to me and the advice given was very reassuring. He is certainly an asset to your hospital.

Patient seen for:
TMJ Pain
24-10-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I couldn't be happier with my experience at homerton hospital. Dr Hassan and his team explained everything so well and really put me at ease. Wonderful service

14-09-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

What a great Doctor helps u to relax very professional and cheerful makes sure u are ok all the way through the procedure and all with out a GA would recommend this doctor to any one and the nurse Anna was brilliant and professional and made sure I was ok

Patient seen for:
Wisdom Teeth Removal
06-09-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

He was very polite and showed concern in my issues which I was having...given meds which worked wonders..

Patient seen for:
gum pain which i had for 7-8 months
04-09-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Dr Karim, listens, explains fully, is very caring and makes you feel at ease.

03-09-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I feel very lucky to be under Doctor Kassams care, other than being an extremely experienced Doctor, he is one of those professionals who really cares for his patients wellbeing, makes an effort and goes the extra mile for them. His dedication to his profession shows in his unrushed care towards patients. His calm demaenaour is admirable, and I was not able to tell if he had just come to my appointment after a complicated surgery as he politely and patiently consults with his patients who have waited months to have appointments with him. Today I was particularly nervous about a treatment- I requested some spa music to which he politely obliged. This along with his gentle manner helped me to stay calm and not faint! Many thanks.

Patient seen for:
TMJ Pain
Botox
29-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Karim Kassam was very conscientious and rigorous in his approach and committed to make me feel relaxed and included in the course of the appointment. He answered all my questions with patience and clarified the complexity of the problem respectfully and in an accessible manner. His diagnosis came after a few years of confusion and anxiety related to the problem, so I feel very lucky and grateful I met Dr Kassam in the hospital. He also has a great sense of humour, which I appreciate, for example, when computer technology failed and he had to find an immediate solution in another part of the ward, so we could continue seeing my results properly on the screen. He discussed different ways of treatment with me and we chose together what would be the most effective remedy at this stage and long-term. I have benefited from seeing Dr Kassam not only in a a medical sense but also in a human sense, as he looked at my case from a bigger, more wholesome perspective, which was exactly what was missing before.

27-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

In my 19 years experience, I saw a first Dr who has got the knowledge of medicines better than GPS and M pharmacist. My wife spent 4 years in Queens hospital without ANY diagnosis in same old debt but when I get my referral to Mr Kasam Karim he found a solution for my BSM burning sensation mouth which was hurting me soo bad since a year no one was able to treat but only giving 1 tablet by Dr Kasim it got better and even with that tablet I decreased 1 tablet from my repeat. In my opening, that patient will be lucky who seen Kasam although all team is wonderful in this department. I really like to appreciate them they are doing their best even after many NHS Cuts.

Patient seen for:
Facial Feminisation Surgery
13-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I had a really nice experience with Dr Kassam and his team who did everything to make sure I felt at ease.

Patient seen for:
Wisdom teeth removal
29-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I could not recommend Dr. Karin enough, from start to finish he was informative, polite and professional. I felt involved in my care. My procedure was painless, he explained everything step by step and I felt really well looked after. He had a good relationship with staff and the whole procedure felt controlled. I knew I was in the hands of a true professional.

27-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Karim introduced himself and the team. He took time to explain before the procedure and assured me of all risks whilst assuring me that his and the team priority is to ensure that my health and the procedure goes as planned. During the procedure he explained what he was doing whilst asking me when he needed me to open or close my mouth (as this was a extraction of wisdom teeth). He advised me when there may be times when I might feel a little more pressure; because of this I felt at ease. I have not had many operations but he was very professional and I will definitely recommend Dr Karim and his team. Thank you so much.

Patient seen for:
Wisdom teeth removal
27-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Kassam was very friendly and thorough in helping with my diagnosis. He was also very detailed in explaining what to expect, and had I had any queries he was very approachable and made me feel at ease. Overall a very great surgeon. Thank you!

Patient seen for:
TMJ Pain
25-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Dr. Kassam was fantastic when he pierced our 9 year old daughter’s ears. He was kind and patient. Our daughter was laughing and smiling throughout. Thank you Dr. Kassam!

21-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Mr Kassam was very good at keeping me informed and seeing me at short notice to keep track of my recovery. Excellent service.

Patient seen for:
excision of severe dysplasia on the lower left side of my tongue
12-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Kassam was part of the ITU outreach team who assessed my trachea following its removal, as the hole was not closing as quickly as they had hoped it was decided to stitch it. It was Dr Kassam that numbed the trachea and stitched the wound. His manner was friendly, he explained what he was doing and why. I was very very anxious but he immediately put me at ease and I felt no pain, it was like spending time with an old friend chatting about all manner of things which took my mind off of the procedure being carried out. The nurses on the ward removed the stitches too soon the wound had not healed, the ITU outreach team were called to assess, I was very anxious but they again immediately put me at ease and called Dr Kassam. In less than half an hour Dr Kassam arrived to numb and re-stitch. The outreach team remained with me the whole time while waiting for Dr Kassam. I cannot thank or praise Dr Kassam and the outreach team enough for the care they have given me they were absolutely wonderful.

12-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

A very pleasant and outstanding team who gave me the kindest of service whilst my operation took place. Every part of my journey was explained and conducted in a very professional manner. I can't praise Dr Karim and his team enough it was like been treated as a family member in a VIP way, I would very highly recommend Dr Karim and his team should the opportunity arise.

Patient seen for:
removal o
11-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Karim Kassam is a very carimg Doctor. He never hesitate to answer any doubt that you have and help you to find the right treatment. One of the best Doctors that you can find im NHS.

Patient seen for:
TMJ Pain
11-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I received and absolutely 5* service from Dr Karim Kassam, he was accessible, open and reassuring. His team were excellent as well.

Patient seen for:
Enlarged Lymph Nodes
11-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Kassam is a very friendly doctor, he answered all of my questions in a manner that I understood and he was quick in replying too. I'm really impressed with the care I received from him given the complexity of my case. I can't recommend him enough. He's a great doctor.

08-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

excellent experience. very gentle, and great at what he does. I didn't even realise when the the tooth came out. Thank you for making this a better experience than my last one with another surgeon.

Patient seen for:
Oral Surgery
08-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I had a wash and steroid injection for my jaw and am very pleased with the results - thank you Dr Karim Kassam!

04-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Kassam is an excellent doctor. He's very patient, caring. Time of my appointment Dr Kassam explained thoroughly in details about by TMJ surgery. I have never come across before any Drs like Dr Kassam. Thank you for all your help!

04-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

An attentive consultant who is clearly of expertise in his field. Provided a clear solution to my TMJ problems with a course of action to prevent it from recurring. Many thanks!

25-06-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Karim Kassam was very thorough and very helpful during his consultation, he is the first doctor I have met who made me very at ease as he explained my procedure rather then previous and numerous doctors I have seen before who had filled me with dread and confusion. I shall be undergoing a procedure with Dr Karim Kassam and I already feel like I'm recieveing the best possible helpful care.

23-06-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I had a brilliant experience with Dr Kassam today, he was both informative and professional with great communication before, during and after the procedure.

11-06-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Without reservation and with the utmost enthusiasm, I recommend Mr. Kassam. I saw him after being referred for TMJ pain. When I told him about my history of pain, he immediately recommended an MRI, as previous doctors had only done X-Rays and found nothing. The MRI showed a broken disc in between my jaw and skull. I finally felt validated and heard- Mr. Kassam has a lot of respect and care for his patients. He is kind and thorough, insisting on quality of care and intent on fixing problems. After two arthrocentis procedures, we decided to remove the disc, which meant open-jaw surgery (a discectomy with lateral thigh fat graft). This was a scary prospect for me but Mr. Kassam did everything he could to put my mind at ease. I am forever grateful for his continued care and interest in my wellbeing. The surgery was six weeks ago and my pain has improved, the scarring is barely noticeable and my mouth opening has gone from the width of my pinky to nearly the length of it.

17-05-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Kassam is an excellent doctor. He's very patient, caring and explains everything thoroughly. Thank you for all your help!

16-05-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

It was a pleasure having Mr Kassam to look after my mother. He is a very friendly and extremely helpful doctor. My mother and myself feel very lucky that he was the one looking after us.

09-05-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Made me feel at ease instantly. Very thorough and professional from the outset, and throughout he listened to me and was most sympathetic.

07-05-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Explained treatment and options very well. Took time to identify issue and was very responsive to queries. Furthermore, when I struggled to get a follow up appointment Dr Kassam went above and beyond to ensure I was seen. Thank you

23-04-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

From the moment I walked in the Dental Dr and staff were excellent, I am normally scared of needles, but not with them I wasn’t. They all exactly made me with comfortable and talked to me about the procedure I was having. The dental nurse too was amazing and I asked her to hold my hand and she did ensuing me that all is well. Thank you all for you guys are GREAT.

18-04-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Mr (Dr) Kassam was especially helpful in explaining the procedures and options available and the associated risks. He went out of his way to fit in additional appointments at convenient times. He followed up promptly to obtain information from other specialists. He was very flexible in adapting to my changing needs. Above all he seemed to have a personable, sympathetic and thoroughly professional manner in dealing with his patients.

24-03-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Each step of the process dr Karim has explained clearly what will happen next. The surgery happened quickly and the post appointment was reassuring to have booked in.

21-03-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Karim Kassam did a thorough investigation of my problems, a most thorough kind and considerate Doctor. I felt he listened and understood my feelings. I never felt that he rushed the consultation ( this is a very busy department). I cannot speak highly enough of Dr Kassm. He investigated my problmem with care and kindness. I saw Dr Kassam at the Homerton Hospital and felt I could have been in a private hospital. Staff at the hospital were all efficient ad helpful. What could have bee a very worrying time for me was made a lot more easy with the kindness that was shown to me.

20-03-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Excision of expected lymphoma on neck under ga was for me absolutely smooth and without complications. Incision very carefully made, and minimal. Dr Kassam manner - relaxed, confident and direct was very reassuring. Many thanks also to the support team - anaesthetists and nurses who were equally supportive. I especially appreciated the jovial and reassuring presence of ward nurse (B Mulenga) who I thought does a fantastic job.

06-03-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Hello , To cut a very long story short for this review purposes but since the start of December 2018 I woke up with what I thought was mouth ulcers in my mouth. Being a typical man I thought they would go away after a short period of time but they didn’t and I progressively got worse and I started to eat less and less every day, to the extent I was not eating at all. In January 2019 I saw 3 different GPs who all said we don’t know what this infection my mouth was they prescribed Amoxilyn and cordysal mouthwash and bonjela gel. None of these treatments worked at all they actually made it worse. Then I went Whipps x hospital and got admitted for 6 nights and I was seen by 4 departments and every doctor told they had never this kind of infection and because they couldn’t diagnose the issue they really could me the correct medicine. After hearing all these doctors saying that you do feel very concerned and feel very much in the dark. The light at the end of this tunnel came when I was referred to Homerton hospital and I met Dr Karim Kassam straight away he gave me hope with manor he gave me confidence he gave clear instructions but more importantly than that he took time. He did my biopsy this Saturday gone the results are not back yet but I’m not concerned because I’m Dr Kassam’s hands. There other people I would also mention at Homerton hospital, the Thomas Audley ward where I am are really nice especially there is one nurse here called Khadija who has been brilliant she also is a credit to your hospital but too herself she has time for everyone even when she is busy with things. If I have made any spelling mistakes I’m putting that down to the medicines I’m on. Many Thanks To all the Homerton Hospital team and staff who are still looking after me especially Dr Kassam.

26-02-2019

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