Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

MD, FCPhleb

General Surgery

Recommended by  
4 specialists

12 years of experience
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.95
Bedside Manner
4.95
Explanation
4.94

Top feedback

“Mr Omar treats veins with the knowledge of a scientist and the eyes of an artist. He has a unique enthusiasm for veins, he is highly experienced and extremely skilled, kind and honest. I cannot thank him enough. I would highly recommend him for anyone with veins problems.“
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Romanian
  • Arabic
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 7331305
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    Practices worked at

    The Whiteley Clinic - London

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

    The Whiteley Clinic - Bristol

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

    The Whiteley Clinic - Guildford

    1 Stirling Road, Stirling House,, Guildford, UK, GU2 7RF
    461 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

    Mr Omar treats veins with the knowledge of a scientist and the eyes of an artist. He has a unique enthusiasm for veins, he is highly experienced and extremely skilled, kind and honest. I cannot thank him enough. I would highly recommend him for anyone with veins problems.

    Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

    Thank you for your very kind words and happy you had such a great experience with us. Treating varicose veins is a beautiful combination between science and art that we do really enjoy 🙂. Thank you again for your kind words and wish you all the best, Omar.

    Patient seen for:
    Varicose veins surgery
    24-09-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Dr Omar was very professional and has a great sense of humour, made me feel relaxed as soon as he walked into the room. Cannot thank him enough for the wonderful job he has done on my legs

    Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

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

    Patient seen for:
    Varicose Veins
    23-09-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Omar certainly knows his veins!!

    Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

    I definitely do 🙂 Thank you for your very kind review, wish you all the best, Omar.

    18-09-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Excellent explanation of treatment and very friendly and professional

    Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

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

    Patient seen for:
    Varicose Veins
    18-09-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Explained the problem I have and what I need to do to get to the next stage of treatment.

    Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

    Thank you for your kind review and for the 5 stars rating .. wish you all the best, Omar.

    Patient seen for:
    leg ulcers
    17-09-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very friendly

    Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

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

    17-09-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Fabulous bed side manner. Puts you at your ease immediately. Knowledgeable and professional. Impressive and highly recommended.

    Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

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

    04-09-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Clearly very passionate about his work. Absolutely excellent in every aspect. Sincere thanks

    Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

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

    Patient seen for:
    Varicose Veins
    01-09-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Thank you Omar.....loved your sense of humour and the joy you take in your work. Extremely professional. Thank you.

    Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

    Thank you for your kind review and very kind words. Phlebology and varicose veins treatment is a beautiful combination between science and art, a combination that I do really enjoy practising. Thank you again for your kind words and wish you all the best, Omar.

    27-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Excellent experience friendly and approachable.

    Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

    Happy that you had an excellent experience with us. Thank you for your very kind review and wish you all the best, Omar

    13-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very comfortable atmosphere and friendly staff. All went smoothly. Thank you.

    Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

    You are very welcome. Happy that you had an excellent experience with us. Thank you for your very kind review and wish you all the best, Omar.

    13-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Omar was very approachable and ready to answer any questions. He performed the treatment in a professional manner and explained the procedure well.

    Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

    Thank you for your very kind review and words, it was a real pleasure to treat you. Please accept my very best wishes, Omar.

    Patient seen for:
    Sonovein
    11-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very kind and friendly. Explained all the procedures as they occurred.

    Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

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

    06-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Mr Omar is excellent, puts you totally at easy and procedure went very well

    Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

    Thank you for your very kind review and words. It was a pleasure treating you, Omar.

    Patient seen for:
    leg ulcers
    06-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Really lovely man. Felt very confident with his work.

    Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

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

    23-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Kept me fully informed throughout procedure and was very polite and friendly.

    Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

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

    21-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Kept me fully informed throughout procedure and was very polite and friendly.

    Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

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

    20-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I felt very confident with Omar.

    Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

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

    Patient seen for:
    Varicose Veins
    20-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Mr Omar Abu-Bakr was very deep into the treatments I would be undergoing. His explanations were excellent .

    Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

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

    16-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very clear when explaining what was going to happen, very friendly and reassuring.

    Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

    Thankbyou for your very kind review and words. Wish you all the best, Omar.

    Patient seen for:
    Varicose Veins
    16-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Omar was a great guy. Informative and friendly he explained everything that was going to happen and answered my questions. Whilst performing the procedure he had a reassuring bedside manner and kept me informed of progress.

    Mr Omar Abu-Bakr

    Thank you for your kind review, it was really a pleasure treating you. A successful treatment is a result of a team-work between the doctor and the patient, so it is always essential to keep the patint very well informed about the steps of the treatment as well as the expected outcomes from each step and why we are doing it. Thank you again for your kind review and wish you all the best, Omar.

    14-07-2020
    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

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 4 doctors for:
    4

    Vascular Surgery

    Professor Mark Whiteley
    Professor Mark Whiteley
    General Surgery

    02-12-2019

    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
    Mr Gabriele Bertoni
    Mr Gabriele Bertoni
    Vascular Surgery

    12-04-2019

    Great venous surgeon and easy going guy.

    For specialty: Vascular Surgery
    For conditions: Varicose Veins
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Ajay Pankhania
    Dr Ajay Pankhania
    Radiology

    11-04-2019

    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
    Dr David Beckett
    Dr David Beckett
    Radiology

    10-04-2019

    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