Mrs Caroline Overton
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
MBBS, MD, FRCOG, FHEA
I am a general gynaecologist with a national & international reputation. In addition to 5 years at medical school, I completed six years specialising in general Obstetrics & Gynaecology, three years research into endometriosis in the Nuffield department in Oxford and three years super-specialising in reproductive (fertility & hormone) medicine and laparoscopic surgery at University College London.
I owe my career to a woman I looked after in labour as a medical student. She said that I had made a difference when looking after her in labour and asked me "had I thought about going into this Obstetrics and Gynaecology?"
I have been a consultant for 17 years and provide advice, scanning and surgery for early pregnancy problems, period problems, abnormal bleeding, pelvic pain & Endometriosis, fibroids and ovarian cysts, prolapse, incontinence, perimenopause and hormones. I have published articles and books related to these topics.
I am lead Gynaecologist for the Endometriosis Centre at St Michael's University Hospital 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 Association of Early Pregnancy Units (AEPU), a national organization setting standards in early pregnancy & emergency care. I am current chair of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guideline on diagnosis and management of endometriosis, which will publish in September 2017. I am principal investigator at St Michael’s University Hospital for research into miscarriage and endometriosis and in 2016, I was awarded top 100 researchers in the UK.
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 recognised 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 and a past chair of the Association of Early Pregnancy Units (AEPU), which is a national organisation setting standards in early pregnancy and emergency care.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mrs Caroline Overton at Spire include:
Gynaecology and/or Obstetrics: Prolapse Menstrual Disorders, Reproductive health, Miscarriage, Menorrhagia, Laparoscopic surgery, Hysteroscopy, Endometriosis
Spire Bristol Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
MBBS / University of London / 1987
Bachelor of medicine & Bachelor of surgery
Qualification as a doctor
MRCOG / Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists London / 1985
Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
Specialist qualification in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
MD / University of London / 1986
Doctor of Medicine
Higher degree in endometriosis & pelvic pain
FRCOG / Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists / 2007
Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
Awarded in recognition for seniority and achievement in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
FHEA / Higher Education Academy UK / 2007
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Postgraduate teaching qualification
Honorary consultant Gynaecologist, St Michael's University Hospital, Southwell Street, Bristol
Honorary senior lecturer, University of Bristol
My main interests outside work are my husband and daughter. I have a very busy medical practice, so weekends are mostly spent relaxing and recharging.