Mr Karim Kassam

Mr Karim Kassam

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

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

15 years of experience
3 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.99

Bedside Manner

4.99

Explanation

4.99

Top feedback

“Mr Karim Kassam is extremely personable. He welcomes you into his consulting room, understands your problem prior to you sitting down and already has formulated a plan to help you. He gave me options and helped me to decide which option would be best for me. He has a keen sense of humour which I found helpful in putting me at ease. He obviously has patients with extremely serious and life altering problems, whereas my issue was not either of these things non-the-less he understood that it could be debilitating. He is very responsive to communication, be it face to face, telephone or email.“
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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: £275

    Follow-up appointment: £175

    Practices worked at

    The London Independent Hospital

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

    The Harley Street Hospital

    19 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 9QJ
    125 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.  

    Procedures

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

    • Temporomandibular Jaw Joint Pain and Clicking
    • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Problems
    • Enlarged Lymph Nodes
    • Facial Trauma
    • Broken Nose
    • Cancer of the Head, Neck, Mouth, and Tongue
    • Congenital Craniofacial Malformations
    • Head & Neck Tumours
    • Lip Lesion
    • Neck Lumps
    • 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
    4.99
    Bedside Manner
    4.99
    Explanation
    4.99
    Oral Surgery
    7/115
    Wisdom Teeth Removal
    6/115
    Temporomandibular Jaw Joint Pain and Clicking
    5/115
    Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Problems
    4/115
    Facial Rejuvenation
    3/115
    TMJ Surgery
    3/115
    Enlarged Lymph Nodes
    2/115
    Facial Trauma
    2/115
    Lesion Biopsy
    2/115
    Bone Graft
    1/115
    Chin Implants
    1/115
    Facial Feminisation Surgery
    1/115
    Impacted/Infected Wisdom Teeth Removal
    1/115
    Jaw Surgery
    1/115
    Mucocele Removal
    1/115
    Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)
    1/115
    Skin Cancer Surgery
    1/115
    Submandibular Gland Tumour Surgery
    1/115
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Karim Kassam is extremely personable. He welcomes you into his consulting room, understands your problem prior to you sitting down and already has formulated a plan to help you. He gave me options and helped me to decide which option would be best for me. He has a keen sense of humour which I found helpful in putting me at ease. He obviously has patients with extremely serious and life altering problems, whereas my issue was not either of these things non-the-less he understood that it could be debilitating. He is very responsive to communication, be it face to face, telephone or email.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Kassam was extremely patient, empathetic, thorough and professional. He showed both interest and care. He fitted seeing me in at the end of a busy day and was never in a rush to end the consultation. He was reassuring and said he was happy to answer any follow up questions if and when they arise.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Excellent bedside manner and always available for the patient be it day or night.Thoroughly explained the procedure and realistic results of my operation.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Excellent professional. Very calming and clear in his communication! Thank you!
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I would highly recommend Mr Kassam. He performed my wisdom teeth removal without any issues. He was very friendly, knowledgeable and was always available to answer any questions I had.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Overall great experience. Dr Kassam took the time to explain the procedure in detail beforehand, both before booking the procedure and on the day. Throughout the procedure, he gave a commentary on what he was doing. He was extremely reassuring and his light and friendly demeanor did a lot to put me at ease.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Highly professional specialist, pragmatic and available.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Kassam completed scar revision on my very shy and anxious daughter. Mr Kassam was fantastic! He is such a caring, friendly and thorough surgeon. Mr Kassam made sure we both knew the process and put us at ease with his kind and caring communication. Mr Kassam has done a wonderful job on the scar revision and I cannot thank him enough! Mr Kassam made a potentially stressful and difficult experience into a positive one. Thankyou!
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I would like to thank Dr Kassam for his support and professionalism with dealing with my sister. My sister had a recurring infection due to a tooth extraction which has caused severe pain and inability to eat. When I called Dr Kassam, we were so desperate looking for help and support. The first thing he said to us is “ I would do my best to support your sister”. He was very positive and reassuring from the first visit. He was able to diagnose my sister’s condition and gave her the right treatment. She has improved tremendously in the last few weeks, the wound healed and she doesn’t feel pain anymore. Without his intervention and support, my sister’s quality of life could’ve gotten worse. Everyone in our family would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr Kassam and wish him all the best in his career.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    An excellent surgeon. Capable, conscientious and creative keeping abreast of the latest techniques. Delighted with the results of a facelift, and the thoroughness of Mr Kassam's explanations. No question too small, clear instructions for post-operative care and excellent face to face follow-up sessions. If you are considering facial surgery, I recomment Mr Kassam as a choice you won't regret. I haven't.
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