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Last updated: 9 Jul 2020
- Reproductive medicine
A consultant gynaecologist experienced managing all benign (non-cancerous) gynaecological conditions, with specialist expertise in laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery, gynaecological ultrasound, endometriosis and pelvic pain, fertility, fibroids and heavy periods.
Oli holds an NHS consultant post at University Hospitals Bristol, where he leads the St Michael's Endometriosis Centre (accredited by the British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy). He is also a consultant fertility specialist at The Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine (BCRM, www.fertilitybristol.com). His private practice is conducted at The Spire Hospital in Bristol.
After qualifying from Imperial College School of Medicine he completed most of his junior training in obstetrics and gynaecology in the South West of England, before moving to the London and Oxford areas for specialist training.
He is particularly expert in the diagnosis (including ultrasound) and management of endometriosis and subfertility, although has a broad experience of all benign (non-cancerous) gynaecological problems.
He has published and presented (nationally and internationally) on many topics related to fertility, endometriosis and minimal access surgery, and is regularly invited to teach on courses. He is keenly involved in research and teaching (both at undergraduate and postgraduate level), and is active within the British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE); currently working on the information and guidelines committee.
Oli prides himself on collaborating to the highest level with both patients and colleagues to provide outstanding quality patient-centred care.
Areas of interest
Laparoscopic surgery; hysteroscopic surgery; gynaecological ultrasound; endometriosis; pelvic pain; fertility; heavy periods; fibroids, laparoscopic hysterectomy; open hysterectomy; laparoscopic myomectomy; open myomectomy; laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis; laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy; transcervical resection of fibroids; transcervical resection of polyps/polypectomy; endometrial ablation; hysteroscopic treatment of intrauterine adhesions; mirena coil
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Gynaecologist at St Michael's Hospital, University Hospitals Bristol, and Weston General Hospital.
Winner of British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE) Pecha Kucha presentation competition 2017.
Winner of BSGE 2017 video competition.
Ertan Saridogan, Oliver O’Donovan, Anna David. "Preconception laparoscopic transabdominal cervical cerclage for the prevention of midtrimester pregnancy loss and pretermbirth: a single centre experience", Facts, views and vision in ObGyn, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 43-48.
Dimitrios Mavrelos, Tom Holland, Oliver O’Donovan, Mohammed Khalil, George Ploumpedis, Davor Jurkovic and Yakoub Kalaf, “The Impact of adenomyosis on the outcome of IVF-embryo transfer”, Reproductive BioMedicine Online, Volume 35 , Issue 5 , pp. 549 - 554.
Oliver O’Donovan and Arvind Vashisht, “Complications of Laparoscopic Surgery”, Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine, Volume 27, Issue 7, pp. 213 - 217.
Ali Alchami, Oliver O’Donovan and Melanie Davies, “PCOS: Diagnosis and management of related infertility”, Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Reproductive medicine 25 (2015), pp. 279–282.
Oliver O’Donovan, Ali Alchami and Melanie Davies, “Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome”, Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Reproductive Medicine 25 (2015) pp. 43-48. (Included in “Gynaecology: Prepare for the MRCOG: Key articles from the Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Reproductive Medicine journal”).
Kirsten Duckitt, Steve Thornton, Oliver P O’Donovan, Therese Dowswell, “Nitric oxide donors for the treatment of preterm labour”, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 5.
Oliver O’Donovan, Jeanette Chung, Maria Catley, Alison H. McGregor and Paul H. Strutton, "An investigation of leg and trunk strength and reaction times in hard-style martial arts practitioners", Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, July 2006, Volume 5, pp. 5-12
Courses offered to GPs
Anything concerning general gynaecology, but especially endometriosis, pelvic pain, fertility, fibroids, heavy menstrual bleeding.
- Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 2012
- MBBS Imperial College School of Medicine 2006
- BSc Human Physiology and Monitoring Imperial College School of Medicine 2004
- Advanced training and skills module in advanced laparoscopic surgery for the excision of benign disease Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 2018
- Advanced training and skills module in BEnign Gynecology: Hysteroscopy Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 2018
Reference number 6148926
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Information and guidelines committee British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy 2020
Details of entry to specialist register
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2018
Affiliations / memberships
British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy
European Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy
- The GlenRedland HillDurdham DownBRISTOLBS6 6UT
- 08:00 - 12:30
- 0117 244 5579
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
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The Spire Hospital Bristol 0117 980 4000