Miss Olivia Barney

Consultant Gynaecologist


Specialises in

  • Investigation and treatment of menstrual problems
  • Laparoscopic procedures
  • Menopausal problems
  • Sexual problems
  • Sees adults only at Spire Leicester Hospital

Also available for:

Virtual consultations:

I have been a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist since 2011 although all of my workload is in gynaecology as of February 2019. I have special interests in Acute Gynaecology and Early Pregnancy care as well as Ambulatory gynaecology (outpatient hysteroscopic procedures). In addition to these specialist areas, I am a general gynaecologist and a safe surgeon with low complication rates. I can perform all routine gynaecological procedures as well a keyhole surgery for many procedures.

I have developed expert skills hysteroscopic procedures in an outpatient setting – such as MyoSure resection of submucous fibroids and polyps 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 an expert in minimal access surgery, both Hysteroscopic and Laparoscopic. I am highly skilled in advanced hysteroscopy performing MyoSure removal of endometrial polyps and submucous fibroids on at least 20 patients per month. 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 vaginal hysterectomy for suitable cases. I also perform in excess of 30 major open operations every year particularly hysterectomies (abdominal and vaginal) and prolapse repairs as well as myomectomies. 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 extremely high success rates in managing pain with sexual intercourse, particularly vaginismus.

I have been Head of Service for Gynaecology since January 2017, responsible for the gynaecology service development and maintenance.

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.

When you meet me, you can expect to meet a compassionate consultant who is easy to talk to about anything. 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.


General Medical Council Number: C4625960

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Olivia Barney at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Laparoscopic treatment of Endometriosis
  • Laparoscopic salpingo-oophorectomy
  • Laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy
  • Hysteroscopic treatment (including MyoSure (polyps and fibroids), NovaSure)
  • Insertion of Mirena IUS/IUCD, Open Myomectomy

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Additional information

Gynaecology and/or obstetrics
Laparoscopic surgery
Menstrual disorders
Post menopausal problems
Reproductive health
Sexual health

Special clinical interests: Early Pregnancy, outpatient hysteroscopic procedures (MyoSure, NovaSure). Acute Gynaecology including ultrasound. Early Pregnancy problems and Ultrasound, Fertility control, Hysterectomy (abdominal and vaginal), Menstrual disorders and period problems, Menopause management, Prolapse repair, Recurrent Miscarriage, Urogynaecology (excluding TVT, urodynamics), Vaginismus, Vulval disorders.

MB BS / University College London / 1999
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MRCOG / London / 2008
Member of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Professional memberships

Member of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Diplomat of Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH Diploma)

Member of the Association of Early Pregnancy Units

Member of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Member of The International Society For Gynaecologic Endoscopy

British Medical Association

Professional leadership

I am Head of Service for Gynaecology at UHL NHS Trust

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.

Telephone 0116 265 3685
Website http://www.droliviabarney.co.uk/
Private secretary Gemma Winters
Private secretary telephone 07377 266 513
Private secretary fax 0116 265 3662
Private secretary email gemma.winters@spirehealthcare.com