Mrs Caroline Overton

Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Practising at

Spire Bristol Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mrs Caroline Overton at Spire include:

Other treatments

Gynaecology and/or Obstetrics: Prolapse Menstrual Disorders Reproductive health Miscarriage Menorrhagia Laparoscopic surgery Hysteroscopy Endometriosis

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Professional profile

I am a general gynaecologist with a national & international reputation. In addition to 5 years at medical school, I have completed seven years specializing in general Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

I decided to specialize in Obstetrics & Gynaecology when doing my medical student attachment on Labour ward. After a patient birth, the woman said that I had made a difference when looking after her in labour and asked me whether I 'had I thought about going into this Obstetrics?'. It is to her that I owe my career.

I spent an additional three years specializing in Reproductive Medicine & laparoscopic surgery at University College Hospital in London which gave me the double qualification; Obstetrics & Gynaecology Consultant and subspecialist Consultant in Reproductive (fertility) Medicine & laparoscopic surgery in 2000.

I have been a consultant for 12 years and provide advice, scanning and surgery for early pregnancy problems, period problems, abnormal bleeding, pelvic pain & Endometriosis, fibroids and ovarian cysts, prolapse and incontinence.

I spent three years carrying out research on Endometriosis and pain in the Nuffield Department in Oxford and have published widely on this topic.

This work was submitted as a thesis to the University of London and awarded a higher degree (Doctor of Medicine) in 1996.

St Michael's University Hospital is a recognized Endometriosis Centre where I work with a dedicated team of doctors, nurses and physiotherapists to provide surgery and treatment for women with severe endometriosis. I am past chair of the AEPU to read I am past chair of the Association of Early Pregnancy Units (AEPU),which is a national organization setting standards in early pregnancy & emergency care.. .

Clinical Interests

Menstrual disorders
Reproductive health
Laparascopic surgery

Advice, scanning and. surgery for period problems, abnormal bleeding, ovarian cysts, fibroids, pelvic pain and endometriosis, prolapse and incontinence.

Private contact details

Telephone 0117 906 4887
Private secretary Maxine Taylor
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Chair of the Association of Early Pregnancy Units.
Member of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE)

Professional leadership

Lead surgeon for the Endometriosis Centre St Michael's University Hospital.
Medical advisor for Endometriosis UK

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, St Michael's University Hospital, Southwell Street, Bristol

Honorary senior lecturer, University of Bristol.

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Personal Profile

My main interests outside work are my husband and daughter.

I have a full-time NHS job which keeps me very busy, so weekends are mostly spent relaxing & recharging.

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