Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

MD, FCPhleb

General Surgery

Recommended by  
4 specialists

Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.94
Bedside Manner
4.94
Explanation
4.94

Top feedback

“Very detailed and positive explanations. Very light manner which lessened anxiety. Skilled and professional.“
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Romanian
  • Arabic
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Practices worked at

The Whiteley Clinic - London

One Chapel Place, London, United Kingdom, W1G 0BG
345 reviews

The Whiteley Clinic - Bristol

1 Litfield Place, Clifton, Litfield House Medical Centre, Bristol, UK, BS8 3LS
156 reviews

The Whiteley Clinic - Guildford

1 Stirling Road, Stirling House,, Guildford, UK, GU2 7RF
430 reviews

About

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr is a Consultant Venous Surgeon and Phlebologist with a special interest in walk-in, walk-out surgery for varicose veins. He has over 12 years of experience in treating varicose veins.

Mr Abu-Bakr is a specialist in General Surgery. He is a member of the American College of Phlebology, the International Union of Phlebology, and the European Venous Forum. He is a fellow of the College of Phlebology, UK.

Mr Abu-Bakr completed The Whiteley Clinic training in endovenous ablation of varicose veins and thread veins in 2012. He also trained in glue closure therapy of varicose veins in Sapheon in Germany.

Mr Abu-Bakr has a research interest in varicose veins, endovenous treatment of severe varicose veins, and treatment of venous ulcers.

For more information visit Mr Abu-Bakr's personal webpage: www.TheVeinsDoctor.com

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Medical procedures

  • Endovenous laser ablation of varicose veins (EVLA)
  • Microwave endovenous ablation of varicose veins (EMWA)
  • High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation of varicose veins (Sonovein).
  • Glue closure therapy of varicose veins (VenaSeal)
  • Transluminal occlusion of the perforators (TRLOP)
  • Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy
  • Sclerotherapy for thread veins and spider veins
  • Micro-phlebectomies
  • Video consultation

 

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Special interests

  • Varicose veins (mainly advanced cases).
  • Thread veins.
  • Perforating veins.
  • Venous leg ulcers.
  • Superficial/deep venous thrombosis.
  • Venous eczema, dermatitis and lipodermatosclerosis
  • Pelvic congestive surgery.

 

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Education

  • Qualifications
  • MD - "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania - 2001–2007
  • FCPhleb - Fellow of the College of Phlebology, London

  • Memberships
  • American College of Phlebology - 2007
  • College of Phlebology, London - 2012
  • International Union of Phlebology - 2015
  • European Venous Forum - 2015

 

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Reviews

Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very detailed and positive explanations. Very light manner which lessened anxiety. Skilled and professional.

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you very much for your kind review and very kind words. It was a pleasure treating you. Please do accept my very best wishes, Omar.

13-07-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Comes over as very capable, caring and passionate.

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your kind review. Wish you all the best, Omar

Patient seen for:
Varicose Veins
01-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very passionate about veins! Excellent knowledge and friendly advice given at a level you could understand.

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your very kind review. Treating varicose veins and spider veins is a beautiful combination between science and art, and I do really enjoy it.. It was really a pleasure treating you. Wish you all the best, Omar.

Patient seen for:
foam sclerotherapy
23-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Omar was very confident about the procedure and explained everything fully. He made me feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the surgery.

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your very kind review. A successful treatment is always the result of a team-work between the doctor and the patient and that why it is crucial to explain all the details to the patient in a very clear way. It was a real pleasure treating you. Wish you all the best, Omar

19-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Omar was friendly and put me at my ease. I felt very comfortable that he was treating me. He was professional and extremely caring. I will return for Mr OMar ABu-Bakr to treat my other leg. He explained my recovery process and took the time to ensure I was clear and comfortable. Very reassuring.

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your very kind review, it was really a pleasure treating you. Wish you all the best, Omar.

18-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Omar is excellent. Friendly, professional and really fast, with no pain.

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your very kind review. Wish you all the best, Omar.

17-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Excellent support and advice

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your kind review. It has been a pleasure treating you, Omar.

16-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very professional and passionate great consultant

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your very kind review. Wish you all the best, Omar.

16-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very experienced and helpful.

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure treating you. Wish you all the best, Omar.

12-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very pleased with my treatment

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your very kind review, it was a pleasure treating you. Wish you all the best, Omar.

12-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very good staff

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your kind review. Wish you all the best, Omar.

12-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very knowledgable and made me feel at ease - passionate about veins

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your very kind review. Treating varicose veins is a beautiful combination between science and art, and I do really enjoy doing it. Thank you again for you kind review and wish you all the best, Omar.

11-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Extremely good. Answered all my questions

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your very kind review.. Wish you all the best, Omar.

11-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

He was super friendly and gentle

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your very kind review, it was a real pleasure treating you. Wish you all the best, Omar.

11-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very clear explanations and professional attitude. Puts you at ease.

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your very kind review. Wish you all the best, Omar.

Patient seen for:
Varicose Veins
10-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Excellent

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your kind review. Wish you all the best, Omar.

10-03-2020
Overall
4
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

The procedure was performed in a very professional manner with a bit of humour which helped me feel relaxed.

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your very kind review, it was a pleasure treating you. Wish you all the best, Omar.

09-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Omar is very approachable and explains everything well

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your kind review. Wish you all the best, Omar.

06-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Professional and friendly

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your kind review. Wish you all the best, Omar.

06-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very professional and knowledgable

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your kind review. Wish you all the best, Omar.

05-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Extremely informative and great manner

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your very kind review, it has been a pleasure treating you. Wish you all the best, Omar.

05-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

A really excellent doctor incredibly professional but with a lighthearted touch.

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your very kind review, it was really a pleasure treating you. Wish you all the best, Omar

Patient seen for:
Varicose Veins
03-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Made me feel very relaxed and had a good sense of humour

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your kind review. Wish you all the best, Omar.

27-02-2020
Overall
4
Explanation
4
Bedside Manner
4

He’s nice and charming

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your vey kind review. Wish you all the best, Omar.

Patient seen for:
Varicose Veins
24-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very happy with the service given by Dr.Omar.

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your very kind review. Wish you all the best, Omar.

21-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very informative and caring.

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your kind review. Wish you all the best, Omar.

21-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Dr Omar is very friendly and chatty, great bedside manner.

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your very kind review. Wish you all the best, Omar.

21-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Exceptional

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your kind review. Wish you all the best, Omar.

20-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Fully explained everything and made me feel very comfortable and well looked after.

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your very kind review. Wish you all the best, Omar.

Patient seen for:
Varicose Veins
20-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very professional

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your very kind review. Wish you all the best, Omar.

19-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Perhaps the explanations were a little too technical.

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your kind review. I am always very happy to repeat the explanation for absolutely any unclear term or any unclear information. I believe it is a must to make the patient understand all the treatment's steps and why we do each step as well. Thank you again for your kind review and wish you all the best, Omar.

10-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Brilliant

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your very kind review. It was a pleasure treating you. Wish you all the best, Omar.

07-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Lovely, caring, very good at what he does.

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your very kind review. Wish you all the best, Omar.

07-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Charming

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your very kind review. Wish you all the best, Omar.

07-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Well explained. Entertaining.

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your kind review. Wish you all the best, Omar.

Patient seen for:
Varicose Veins
06-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very friendly. Knowledge seemed exceptional and was very keen to ensure any questions were answered.

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your very kind review. Wish you all the best, Omar.

06-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Omar is so friendly and makes you feel at ease straight away. He always explains the procedures clearly and you feel you are in safe hands.

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your very kind review. A successful treatment is always the result of a team work between the doctor and the patient so it is always essential to explain all the treatment's details in all its steps. Thank you again for your review and wish you all the best, Omar.

Patient seen for:
leg ulcers
04-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Omar is very friendly with a calming manner. He explained my procedure and after effects clearly plus gave me an outline of the next part of my treatment.

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your very kind review. Wish you all the best, Omar.

29-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Omar has been first class and his treatment and that of the teams has been superb. I had severely ulcerated legs for over 18 months upon my first visit and am now cured thanks to Omar.

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your very kind review, it was a pleasure treating you and we are so happy you are completely cured now. Thank you again for your kind review and wish you all the best, Omar.

Patient seen for:
Varicose veins surgery
28-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Omar and his team provide a first class service, excellent treatment and thorough explanation of processes and what to expect.

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your very kind review, it was really a pleasure treating you. Wish you all the best, Omar.

Patient seen for:
Varicose veins surgery
28-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very professional and reassuring

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your very kind review. Wish you all the best, Omar.

27-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Dr Omar is really supportive, loves to explain everything thoroughly and he’s very funny and chatty too.

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your vey kind review. A successful treatment is always a result of a team work between the doctor and the patient so it is always essential to explain all the treatment's steps to get the best results. Thank you again for your kind review and wish you all the best, Omar.

24-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very informative, lovely Doctor.

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your kind review. Wish you all the best, Omar.

24-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Dr Omar is so professional and has been amazing on all my procedures. He is very funny and really made me feel comfortable about each step.

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your very kind review, it was a real pleasure treating you. Wish you all the best, Omar.

21-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Excellent care

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your kind review. Wish you all the best, Omar.

16-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Excellent

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your kind review. Wish you all the best, Omar.

Patient seen for:
Vein foam treatment
14-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Omar is very exuberant and encouraging and professional and I am grateful for his care and expertise and humour during my treatment.

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your very kind review. It has been a pleasure to treat you. Wish you all the best, Omar.

Patient seen for:
Varicose Veins
13-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Professional and helpful

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your kind review. Wish you all the best, Omar.

10-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Dr Omar, was friendly, very competent and professional. At all times I felt safe in his hands.

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your very kind review, it has been a pleasure treating you. Wish you all the best, Omar.

Patient seen for:
Foam sclerotherapy
10-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Excellent. Friendly, explained treatment and carried it out competently.

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Thank you for your kind review. Wish you all the best, Omar.

08-01-2020

Peer recommendations

Recommended by 4 doctors for:
4

Vascular Surgery

Omar is one of the most talented young vein surgeons that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He is technically excellent. In addition, he has a very gentle, kind and caring attitude- as can be seen from the excellent patient feedback that he gets.

For specialty: Vascular Surgery
For conditions: Varicose Veins
Connection: Is a colleague

Great venous surgeon and easy going guy.

For specialty: Vascular Surgery
For conditions: Varicose Veins
Connection: Is a colleague

New colleague in the team, already making an excellent impact in the world of phlebolgy.

For specialty: Vascular Surgery
For conditions: Varicose Veins
Connection: Is a colleague

Omar is a colleague. He is a world renowned leader in the management of varicose veins. His medical practice within the clinic allows Omar to practice the most up to date techniques in the management of varicose veins. Omar strives to give patients the best and world leading treatments. He has a great rapport with patients and staff and is one of the easiest doctors to speak to. He is a great colleague to work with and his patients give him great reviews.

For specialty: Vascular Surgery
For conditions: Varicose Veins
Connection: Is a colleague