Mr Neil Barber

Mr Neil Barber

BSc MB BS FRCS(Eng) FRCS(Urol)

Urology

Recommended by 2 specialists
29 years of experience
18 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.98

Bedside Manner

4.97

Explanation

4.95

Top feedback

“Mr Barber was as professional, personable and reassuring as ever: I could not be in better hands.“
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Subspecialties

  • General Urology
  • Urological Oncology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4050834
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £260

    Follow-up appointment: £170

    Practices worked at

    Urology Partners The London Clinic

    145 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 6BJ
    0 reviews

    Urology Partners - Parkside Suite, Frimley Park Hospital

    Portsmouth Road, Frimley, Camberley, United Kingdom, GU16 7UJ
    14 reviews

    Urology Partners - Spire Clare Park Hospital

    Crondall Lane, Farnham, United Kingdom, GU10 5XX
    24 reviews

    Urology Partners - Nuffield Health Woking Hospital

    Shores Road, Woking, United Kingdom, GU21 4BY
    5 reviews

    25 Harley Street

    25 Harley Street, Marylebone, United Kingdom, W1G 9QW
    242 reviews

    Weymouth Street Hospital

    42-46 Weymouth Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 6NP
    84 reviews

    The London Clinic

    20 Devonshire Place, London, United Kingdom, W1B 6BW
    821 reviews

    Spire Clare Park Hospital

    Clare Park, Farnham, United Kingdom, GU10 5XX
    115 reviews

    Parkside Suite at Frimley Park Hospital

    Portsmouth Road Camberley, Surrey, United Kingdom, GU16 7UJ
    97 reviews

    Nuffield Health Woking Hospital

    Shores Road, Woking, United Kingdom, GU21 4BY
    82 reviews

    Urology Partners

    145 Harley St, London, United Kingdom, W1G 6DE
    41 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
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    Thu
    08:30 - 20:00
    Fri
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    About

    Mr Neil Barber was appointed to Frimley Park Hospital, a hospital consistently ranked as one of the best in England and Wales, in 2005. His remit was to continue enhancing the nationally recognised minimally invasive urological service. Beyond providing core and general urological care, Mr Barber has developed a renowned kidney cancer service, performing open, laparoscopic (keyhole) and robotic-assisted procedures such as pyeloplasty, partial nephrectomy and radical nephrectomy for cancerous and non-cancerous conditions of the kidney, as well as similar surgery for the adrenal gland.

    He is one of the largest volume surgeons for such procedures in the UK but almost uniquely performs nearly all of his robotic procedures via an approach that reliably minimises blood loss and in-hospital stay time, in turn affording his patients a very rapid return to normal activities.

    For the last 15 years, Mr Barber has also been at the forefront of the management of lower urinary tract symptoms, particularly in men suffering from symptoms from benign growth of the prostate. He was the primary driver behind the introduction of the Greenlight Laser to the UK and has performed more than 1500 procedures using this innovative technology.

    In the last 10 years, he has lead the UK arm of a trial using the Urolift implants and was the first to offer the Prostatic Urethral Lift procedure using the Urolift implants to patients under the NHS banner. As a result, Mr Barber is not only the highest volume surgeon in the UK and Europe in this field, he also teaches and lectures extensively on the Urolift implants around the globe. Similarly, Mr Barber has pioneered the introduction of Aquablation of the prostate using the Aquabeam system and iTIND to the NHS in the UK with unparalleled experience in these procedures. This experience in the wide range of surgical options available, including Rezum, affords and informed opportunity to tailor surgery for BPH to the patient rather than the other way round

    Further information can be found at www.urologypartners.co.uk

    On a personal level, Mr Barber's free time is spent swimming, cycling, attending the theatre or cinema, and reading. That said, he mostly tries to profit from the time that he has with his three young children and his wife.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Endoscopic examination of the bladder
    • Circumcision
    • Procedure for curvature of the penis/ Peyronies
    • Preputioplasty
    • Hydrocoele repair
    • Vasectomy reversal
    • Excision of epididymal cyst
    • Orchidectomy
    • Varicocoele procedure
    • TURP
    • TURiS
    • Green light laser prostatectomy/ PVP
    • Prostatic urethral lift procedure (PUL)
    • Urolift procedure for treatment of BPH
    • Rezum
    • TURBT, endoscopic treatment of bladder tumour
    • Endoscopic treatment of bladder stones
    • Aquablation for treatment of BPH
    • Fusion template biopsies for prostate cancer diagnosis
    • Kidney tumour treatment - including robotic assisted nephrectomy, partial nephrectomy, nephron-ureterectomy and pyeloplasty
    • Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery')
    • Oncology - surgical
    • Urinary tract disorders
    • Infection control
    • Prostate disease including prostate cancer
    • Laser surgery
    • Kidney disorders
    • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
    • Greenlight laser prostatectomy
    • The urolift procedure
    • Rezum
    • Aquablation of the prostate
    • Robotic kidney surgery
    • Kidney cancer
    • Foreskin problems
    • Urethral disease
    • PSA
    • Template transperineal biopsies of the prostate
    • Prostate mapping
    • LUTS
    • Erectile dysfunction
    • Urinary tract stone disease

    Procedures

    • Green Light Laser Prostatectomy
    • Robotic Surgery
    • Nephrectomy (Partial)
    • Blue Light Cystoscopy
    • UroLift
    • Circumcision
    • Cystoscopy
    • Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
    • Kidney Stone Prevention
    • MRI of Prostate
    • PSA Testing
    • Prostate Biopsy
    • Prostate Cancer
    • Bladder Instillation
    • Bladder Neck Incision
    • Bladder Surgery
    • Focal Therapy (Prostate Cancer)
    • Frenuloplasty (Penis)
    • Kidney Disease Diagnosis & Treatment
    • Kidney Disorders (Laparoscopic Surgery)
    • Orchidectomy
    • Prostate Cancer Diagnostics
    • Prostatectomy (TURP)
    • Rezum
    • Rigid & Flexible Ureterorenoscopy and Laser Fragmentation of Stones
    • Robotic Nephrectomy
    • Robotic Nephrectomy (Partial)
    • Robotic Pyeloplasty
    • Transrectal Ultrasound (TRUS)
    • Transurethral Resection of a Bladder Tumour (TURBT)
    • Ureteroscopy
    • Vasectomy (Male Sterilization)
    • Vasectomy Reversal
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
    • Bladder Cancer
    • Prostate Cancer
    • Renal Cancer
    • Urinary Incontinence
    • Blood in Urine (Haematuria)
    • Kidney Disease
    • Overactive Bladder
    • Prostatitis (Prostate Swelling)
    • Testicular Pain
    • Urological Cancers
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    Education

    BSc Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences

    MB BS Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School

    FRCS (Eng)

    FRCS (Urol)

    Memberships:

    • British Association of Urological Surgeons
    • European Association of Urologists
    • Royal Society of Medicine
    • British Medical Association
    • BAUS Section of Oncology
    • The Endourological Society
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    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.98
    Bedside Manner
    4.97
    Explanation
    4.95
    Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
    17/63
    Green Light Laser Prostatectomy
    15/63
    Robotic Surgery
    10/63
    Nephrectomy (Partial)
    7/63
    General Urology
    6/63
    Bladder Cancer
    5/63
    Blue Light Cystoscopy
    2/63
    UroLift
    2/63
    Urology
    2/63
    Circumcision
    1/63
    Cystoscopy
    1/63
    Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
    1/63
    Kidney Stone Prevention
    1/63
    MRI of Prostate
    1/63
    PSA Testing
    1/63
    Prostate Biopsy
    1/63
    Prostate Cancer
    1/63
    Renal Cancer
    1/63
    Urinary Incontinence
    1/63
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Barber was as professional, personable and reassuring as ever: I could not be in better hands.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Neil has been a consistent informative and reassuring voice. He is responsive and clear in his explanations and I feel safe is his hands and wish to preserve and maintain our relationship
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I have always found Mr Barber to be helpful, friendly , efficient and to explain everything very clearly
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Very reassuring.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Neil is a hugely skilled surgeon which added to his passionate commitment to his craft and his personable manner make him such an asset to his patients. I was incredibly fortunate to be in his care and the outcome after years of suffering couldn’t have been better. I had a tragic urinary flow rate which was starting to become worse with infections and permanent pain, increased night time frequency etc I opted for the procedure that Neil has pioneered with Peter chin in Australia, a hybrid urolift/bni and I could not recommend this highly enough. I respect that there are many good solutions out there now but for anyone reading this, if Neil suggests this approach I would not hesitate. As for the actual procedure it was exactly as Neil described, I took paracetamol twice post op, the rest of the recovery was not that different from all the symptoms I had suffered over the years with the pay off that as they faded my flow increased to the point that 6 months on it all my urinary problems feel like a distant memory. Whilst I accept that nothing is certain long term I am just going to enjoy it while I can!
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    Overall Experience (4/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very kind and ecouraging
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    He makes you feel comfortable and at ease. He has time for you and is polite and caring.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    The procedure was Green Light Laser, including resolving the presence of implants following a previous and ultimately unsuccessful Urolift procedure. Mr Barber instills confidence in all that he says and does, and is very direct and honest which is appreciated.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    The letter/ report got my age wrong by 10 years.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I have been a patient of Mr Barber for over 10 years. During that time he has operated on me a number of times for bladder stones, kidney stones, and my prostate. My most recent operation has been for a transurethral aquablation of the prostate, which required the use of water rather than laser. This is state of the art and enabled me to resume my normal life in 3 weeks. I would certainly give this method my recommendation. I have every confidence in his ability both in diagnosis and in any operation resulting from this, and will certainly use his services in the future should the need arise.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 specialists
    Mr Ahmed Ali
    Mr Ahmed Ali
    Urology
    Is a colleague

    "Mr Barber is a brilliant surgeon, he is the father of laser BPH treatment and has revolutionised the concept of minimally invasive surgery for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). "

    19-01-2022

    Mr Manar Malki
    Mr Manar Malki
    Urology
    Is a colleague

    "Neil is very experienced surgeon. He has great expertise in minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He is a leading urologist in BPH. He is nationally and internationally known for his vast experience in treating men with benign prostatic disease. "

    29-06-2022

    Recommended for:
    Prostate Cancer, Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, Blood in Urine (Haematuria)

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