Mr Kim Hinshaw

Obstetrics and gynaecology


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Last updated: 25 Apr 2020

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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. Since ApriI 2019, my NHS practice is mainly obstetrics with a regular commitment to emergency gynaecology.

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 incompetence' and offer transabdominal and complex cervical sutures.

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

In my private practice, 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 initial assessment of 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).

Areas of interest

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

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

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

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

PLEASE NOTE: the Goverment has suspended TVT surgery for incontinence. I offer consultation to discuss drug & conservative treatment but no longer offer surgical intervention for stress-type incontinence

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Procedures completed

  • Q1800

    Hysteroscopy (including biopsy, dilatation, +/- cauterisation, curettage and resection of polyp(s) +/- Mirena coil insertion) - (5-50)

    Spire Washington Hospital (5-50)

  • 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)

  • Q2230

    Laparoscopic oophorectomy and salpingectomy, +/- biopsy eg. omentum, peritoneum, lymph node (as sole procedure) - bilateral - (1-5)

    Spire Washington Hospital (1-5)

  • Q2020

    Endometrial biopsy or aspiration - (1-5)

    Spire Washington Hospital (1-5)

  • Q1030

    Dilatation of cervix uteri and curettage of uterus (including polypectomy and diathermy of cervix) - (1-5)

    Spire Washington Hospital (1-5)

  • P2380

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

    Spire Washington Hospital (1-5)

  • Q0750

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

    Spire Washington Hospital (1-5)

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