BSc, MB BS, FRCS (Urol)

Specialty: Urology

Special interests:

  • Minimally invasive prostate treatments including Urolift and Greenlight Laser
  • Lower urinary tract symptoms 
  • Benign and malignant prostate and kidney disease

Current NHS post: Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Current memberships:

  • BMA
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • The Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Association of Urological Surgeons (and subsections of oncology and endourology)
  • The Endourological Society
  • The Medical Protection Society 

Background information:

Having qualified from Charing Cross and Westminster Hospitals, Mr Neil Barber spent significant time gaining a wide general surgical skills base, before embarking on six years specialist urological training. This included time spent in research and teaching as a clinical lecturer in urology at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’s medical schools, based at King’s College Hospital. It was there that Mr Barber introduced the Greenlight laser to the UK and also began training in laparoscopic and other minimally surgical approaches.

Mr Barber’s internationally recognised expertise in the Greenlight laser for treatment of the symptomatic prostate has led to his continued involvement in cutting edge developments in this and other technologies. Mr Barber is also currently only one of four surgeons in the UK performing the Urolift treatment.

Mr Barber is the lead surgeon in the treatment of kidney cancer in Surrey, and the surrounding area, and performs more than one hundred laparoscopic or ‘key hole’ procedures on the kidney each year. He was instrumental in the arrival of the Da Vinci robot to Frimley Park Hospital as well as introducing laparoscopic cryoablation in the treatment of kidney cancers to the region, uniquely employing single port techniques both in this setting and in the management of more common conditions such as the symptomatic varicocele.