Having qualified from Charing Cross and Westminster Hospitals, Neil Barber spent significant time gaining a wide general surgical skills base, before embarking on 6 years specialist urological training. This included time spent in research and teaching as a clinical lecturer in urology at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’s medical schools, based at King’s College Hospital. During that time he developed particular interests in benign and malignant prostate and kidney disease and in the application of newer technologies in Urology.
At King’s College Hospital, London he introduced the "Greenlight" PV, high-power KTP laser system for the treatment of symptomatic benign prostate disease to the UK in 2002. He has remained at the forefront of the development and delivery of this technology, lecturing and teaching on the surgical technique both nationally and internationally.
His internationally recognised expertise in the Greenlight laser for treatment of the symptomatic prostate has led to his continued involvement in cutting edge developments in this and other technologies. This includes an integral role in the introduction of the Prostatic Urethral Lift (PUL) procedure using the Urolift device in the UK both as part of a randomised trial and in the private sector.
Neil is the lead surgeon in the treatment of kidney cancer in Surrey (and the surrounds) and performs more than 100 laparoscopic or ‘key hole’ procedures on the kidney each year. He was instrumental in the arrival of the Da Vinci robot to Frimley Park Hospital as well as introducing laparoscopic cryoablation in the treatment of kidney cancers to the region, uniquely employing single port techniques both in this setting and in the management of more common conditions such as the symptomatic varicocele. He has performed the largest number of robotic assisted kidney procedures in the UK, including partial nephrectomy, nephro-ureterectomy and pyeloplasty.
As a consultant urological surgeon, Neil delivers a breadth of services for general urological conditions, including general waterworks problems, scrotal swellings and penile conditions. Beyond this, he provides a regional service for urological disorders of the kidney and ureter, including tumours and drainage problems.
Neil was appointed as Consultant Urological Surgeon to Frimley Park Hospital in 2005 into a pre-existing team already dedicated to providing high quality care through sub specialisation. His remit to continue and enhance the provision of minimally invasive surgical treatments to patients through the department.