Mr Kim Hinshaw

Obstetrics and gynaecology


  • Fee assured

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  • Gynaecology

About me

I have been a consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Sunderland since 1994, having trained in NE England and NE Scotland from 1982. I offer a broad range of general gynaecological investigations and treatments - in particular, management of menstrual problems (including endometriosis/pelvic pain), prolapse, menopausal problems (including post-menopausal bleeding) and urinary incontinence. I participate in the pregnancy termination service at the Spire Washington Hospital.

I provide rapid initial assessment under the new BUPA 'Cancer Direct Access' service for patients who have symptoms that might suggest gynaecological cancer (affecting the cervix, womb or ovaries).

I offer early pregnancy ultrasound and am actively involved in miscarriage care (including reurrent miscarriage). I receive regional referrals for management of mid-pregnancy loss/miscarriage from 'cervical incomptence' and offer transabdominal and complex cervical sutures.

I lead a team of research midwives and nurses in Sunderland and was appointed as a Visiting Professor at Sunderland University in 2014.

Areas of interest

Menstrual disorders (period problems); Pelvic pain (including endometriosis); Pelvic floor prolapse; Urinary incontinence; Sterilisation reversal; Miscarriage; Cervical cerclage; Medical & surgical termination of pregnancy; Early pregnancy ultrasound;

Minor surgery for period problems - Mirena progesterone coil', 'Novasure' endometrial ablation; Hysteroscopy; vulval lesions

Intermediate surgery - Laparoscopic/ 'keyhole 'procedures (division of adhesions, treamtment of endometriosis, removal of ovarian cysts, sterilisation); Anterior pelvic floor repair; cervical sutures (repeated miscarriage);

Major surgery - Hysterectomy (abdominal, vaginal and laparoscopiclly-assisted); Pelvic floor repair surgery (including collagen grafts); Transabdominal & vaginal insertion of cervical suture (recurrent mid-pregnancy loss)

PLEASE NOTE: the Goverment has suspended surgery involving TVT for incontinence. I can still offer consultation to discuss drug & conservative treatment pending further news

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Procedures completed

  • Q1703

    Impedance controlled bipolar radiofrequency ablation for menorrhagia (including hysteroscopy) - (1-5)

    Spire Washington Hospital (1-5)

  • Q2020

    Endometrial biopsy or aspiration - (1-5)

    Spire Washington Hospital (1-5)

  • Q3900

    Laparoscopy (including e.g. puncture of ovarian cysts, +/- biopsy, minor endometriosis, +/-ureterolysis) - (1-5)

    Spire Washington Hospital (1-5)

  • Q3800

    Laparoscopy and therapeutic procedures (including laser, diathermy and destruction e.g. endometriosis, adhesiolysis, tubal and ovarian surgery, +/-ureterolysis) - (1-5)

    Spire Washington Hospital (1-5)

  • Q0740

    Total abdominal hysterectomy (+/- oophorectomy) +/- ureterolysis - (1-5)

  • P2310

    Anterior +/- posterior colporrhaphy (including primary repair of enterocele) (including cystoscopy) - (1-5)

  • P2380

    Anterior (+/- posterior) colporrhaphy with vaginal hysterectomy (including primary repair of enterocele and cystoscopy) - (1-5)

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