“Most women with Endometriosis will not have any problems getting pregnant, it’s just that there is an increase in fertility difficulties in women with Endometriosis”

– Mr Oli O’Donovan

Oli O'Donovan

Mr Oli O’Donovan is 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. 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 in fertility and advanced laparoscopy and hysteroscopy.

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 endometriosis centres and information and guidelines committees.

Oli prides himself on collaborating to the highest level with both patients and colleagues to provide outstanding quality patient-centred care.


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The Spire Hospital in Bristol