FRCOG MB BS BSc DFSRH
I have been a Consultant Gynaecologist in Leicester since 2011. I have special interests in managing abnormal periods with ambulatory gynaecology (outpatient hysteroscopic procedures), menopause and sexual dysfunction. In addition to these more specialist areas, I am a general gynaecologist, performing both open and laparoscopic general gynaecological operations and straightforward prolapse surgery. I am a safe surgeon with low complication rates and high patient satisfaction.
I am an expert in both Hysteroscopic and Laparoscopic minimal access surgery. I am highly skilled in advanced hysteroscopy performing MyoSure removal of endometrial polyps and submucous fibroids on at least 20 patients per month and endometrial ablation with NovaSure. I perform outpatient hysteroscopy for all indications and use a non-touch technique to minimise discomfort during the procedure. I have very high levels of patient satisfaction.
I am also skilled in laparoscopic surgery and regularly perform numerous laparoscopic procedures such as removal of tubes and/or ovaries, removal of cysts, treatment of mild to moderate endometriosis, tubal surgery and laparoscopically assisted hysterectomy for suitable cases. I also perform in excess of 30 major open operations every year particularly hysterectomies (laparoscopic, abdominal and vaginal) and prolapse repairs. I always follow up all my patients so I can be certain that my complication rates are low and satisfaction rates are extremely high.
I have high success rates in managing pain with sexual intercourse, particularly vaginismus.
I was Head of Service for Gynaecology between January 2016 and June 2022, responsible for the gynaecology service development and maintenance, all through the pandemic.
I was the clinical audit lead for five years in the department at LRI and jointly with my counterpart at Leicester General Hospital we ensured improvement in quality of care through a rigorous audit process. In 2014, we won audit team of the year in the Trust. I am Joint Guideline Lead in Gynaecology at Leicester University Hospitals. I am actively involved in teaching and am an educational supervisor.
You can expect to find me a compassionate consultant who is easy to talk to. I will talk to you in terms you can understand and will explain options of treatment without any pressure. At your first appointment, I will ask you what your problem is and allow you the time you need to express your concerns and anxieties. I will then ask you about your other relevant medical history and medications that you take. Following this, I may need to examine you – on the tummy and internally with a speculum and digital examination. A chaperone will also be present. Some investigations may be carried out during the examination and I will explain this beforehand.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Olivia Barney at Spire include:
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Leicester Hospital.
MB BS / University College London / 1999
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MRCOG / London / 2008
Member of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Diplomat of Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH Diploma)
I am Head of Service for Gynaecology at UHL NHS Trust
Miscarriage and early pregnancy complications.
Consultant Gynaecologist at University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust (with special interests in Early Pregnancy and Acute Gynaecology and Ambulatory Gynaecology)
Coalville Community Hospital (Outpatient's Clinic)
I enjoy spending time with my family at all their sporting activities, walking our springer spaniel and gardening when the weather is good.