Oliver is a Consultant Urologist based at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge where he is the lead clinician for urinary stone disease. He specialises in the treatment of kidney stones, including use of the holmium laser to treat kidney stones, the metabolic investigation of patients with kidney stones, and in the minimally invasive management of patients with upper tract transitional cell cancer (TCC). His other interest is in the management of male infertility, and he works together with Bourn Hall Clinic, the world famous infertility clinic, to offer men with fertility problems appropriate treatment. He also sees patients with general urological problems, and performs microsurgical reversal of vasectomy, with excellent audited results.
Oliver qualified from The University of Cambridge and following basic surgical training he undertook a period of research in London. He then underwent specialist training in urology on the North London rotation, including at Guys Hospital and UCLH (“The Institute of Urology”). He has published widely including articles relating to the management of patients with renal stone disease, bladder function, prostate surgery, and erectile dysfunction. He is currently involved in several areas of research, including a multicentre randomised study looking at the best treatments for ureteric stones and a trial looking at comfort from different types of stent. He has written articles for GP journals, and chapters in text books. He is the Training Programme Director for urology registrars in the East of England and actively involved in training medical students in Cambridge. He also runs national training courses teaching other urologists how to perform surgery for patients with renal stones, and has been the organiser of training courses in male fertility. He regularly welcomes other surgeons from the UK and overseas to observe surgery, and is at the forefront of introducing new techniques for his patients, with the introduction of supine PCNL (surgery to remove large kidney stones), and UMP (Ultramini PCNL), where the incision is less than half the size compared to the standard incision. He is one of the first surgeons in the UK to have introduced these new techniques.
Over the past few years Oliver has been invited to speak or operate at national and international conferences on kidney stone surgery and male infertility. These have included The British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) Annual Meeting, The World Congress on Endourology, EULIS (European Stone Meeting), Challenges in EndoUrology Meeting, The British Fertility Society Study Days and the MENA Obs and Gynae Congress in Dubai. Additionally he has run workshops at some of these meetings teaching surgical techniques, and has taught at many other local and regional meetings across the UK.
He is on the council of The British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS), a trustee of BAUS, is on BAUS Section of Endourology, a member of the BAUS Section of Andrology, and was the treasurer and on the organising committee for the World Congress of Endourology which was held in London in 2015. More recently he has been invited to be on the Awards Committee of the EndoUrological Society, the largest global society dedicated to endourology and stone disease, and has also been asked to join the European Association of Urology Section of Uro-Technology (ESUT) as a committee member. In 2017 he is to be awarded the Karl Storz Harold Hopkins Golden telescope by BAUS, an award which recognises excellence in young urologists.