Dr Alex Oliver

Consultant Anaesthetist MBBS FRCA

Specialism: Anaesthetics

Available at: Chelsea, Sutton

Special interests:

  • pre-operative assessment
  • cardio-pulmonary exercise testing 
  • TCI and BIS anaesthesia
  • specialised in anaesthesia for major complex pelvic exenteration surgery


Dr Alex Oliver has been a Consultant at The Royal Marsden since 2002 and since joining, has become a leader in the use of total intravenous anaesthesia and implemented TCI anaesthesia and EEG monitoring since 2005.    

He has introduced and clinically led Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing since 2009 and has POETS (Peri-operative Testing Society) accreditation for this pre-operative test to assess fitness and suitability for major surgery.

He organises and runs successful practicums at The Royal Marsden, teaching other consultants and colleagues how to use Total Intravenous Anaesthesia techniques that The Royal Marsden has become well regarded for. 

His specialist interests are in anaesthesia and pre-assessment for major complex surgeries and exenterative procedures and he has anaesthetised over 400 of these very complex cases with excellent outcome figures.

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