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Professor Christian Phillips is a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist. He has a general gynaecology clinic and specialises in urogynaecology and pelvic floor reconstructive surgery. He has particular expertise in treatments for female urinary incontinence, prolapse and bladder disorders such as recurrent urinary tract infections. He is one of the few consultants currently trained to offer minimal access (keyhole) surgery for prolapse including “uterus preserving” surgery for women with prolapse who wish to retain their uterus.
In addition to his urogynaecology practice, Professor Phillips also provides a full gynaecological service including endometrial ablation for heavy periods and treatments for conditions including endometriosis, fibroids, period problems and pelvic pain. He has full accreditation in gynaecological ultrasound.
He has been the clinical lead for gynaecology at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital since 2009. He has been chairman of the Wessex and Southern Urogynaecological Society since 2011 and Regional Preceptor for Urogynaecology training since 2008.
Professor Phillips has an international reputation as an expert in the field of urogynaecology. He is a member of the Research and Development committee for the International Urogynaecology Association (IUGA) and is invited to lecture and teach in many areas of pelvic floor surgery including to the British Society of Urogynaecologists and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
He has been on the faculty of several anatomy and surgical training courses and runs an annual surgical masterclass showing live pelvic floor reconstructive surgery to visiting consultants from around the world.
Areas of interest
Urogynaecology and minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery; Hysteroscopy; Laparoscopy; Urodynamics; Cystoscopy; Pelvic and transvaginal ultrasound; Bladder function tests; Endometrial ablation; Resection of polyps; Resection of fibroids; TVT-sling; Botox therapy; Prolapse repair; Vaginal hysterectomy; Uterine preserving prolapse surgery; Laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy; Laparoscopic hysteropexy; Laparoscopic hysterectomy; Laser ablation of endometriosis; Abdominal hysterectomy; Laparoscopic removal of ovaries and fallopian tubes; Fenton procedure; Marsupialisation of Bartholins cyst; Prolapse; Cystocoele; Rectocoele; Enterocoele; Uterine prolapse; Vaginal prolapse; Vault prolapse; Procidentia; Urinary incontinence; Overactive bladder; Stress incontinence; Voiding disorders; Recurrent urinary tract infections; Painful bladder syndrome; Interstitial cystitis; Menorrhagia; Fibroids; Period problems; Pelvic pain; Endometriosis; Vaginal discharge; Postmenopausal bleeding; Vaginal atrophy
- Jo Spreadborough
- The Hampshire Clinic Basing Road Old Basing BASINGSTOKE RG24 7AL
- 01256 377696
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Kevin Camden-Smith Not Fee Assured
- Dr James Knight Not Fee Assured
- Dr Joanna Meikle Not Fee Assured
- Dr Dan M Felstead Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Hampshire Hospitals, Basingstoke.
Mr Phillips has a keen interest in research and has a DM thesis in urogynaecology. He has published several books and continues to publish his research in peer review journals and has been invited to write and review scientific papers for international journals.
Laser treatment for stress incontinence, vaginal rejuvenation and menopause
Minmal access therapy for prolpase and pelvic floor dysfunction.
9 clinical excellence awards: HHFT
SHINE Health award for pelvic floor clinic
“Self assessment in Obstetrics and Gynaecology”, 2nd edition. Hodder Publishers, 2012
“EMQs for MRCOG Part 2 - A self-assessment guide”. Hodder Arnold Publishers, 2009.
“Self assessment by Ten Teachers”, First Edition, Hodder Arnold Publishers, 2007.
“Urodynamics”. Oxford Desk Reference: Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oxford University Press, 2011.
“Vaginal discharge”. Oxford Desk Reference: Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oxford University Press, 2011.
"The management of lower urogenital changes in the menopause". Menopause International, 19; 77-81, 2013.
“The management of urogynaecological problems in pregnancy and early postpartum", The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, July, 2012.
"Unplanned return to the operating theatre in gynaecology: five years' experience". Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2011; 157(2):222-5
"Pain scores during surgical drains removal after obstetrics and gynaecological surgery". J Obstet Gynaecol. 2011; 31(4):335-7.
"Conservative management of spontaneous rupture of the urinary bladder". Int Urogynae Journal, 2011; 22(5): 629-31.
"Ultrasound assessment 6 months following vaginal prolapse surgery using polypropylene implants and vaginal support device.” Int Urogynecol J, 2010.
“Collagen metabolism in the uterosacral ligaments and vaginal skin of women with uterine prolapse”. British Jour of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 2006, 113: 39-46.
“Selective Angiographic embolisation of an aberrant branch of the anterior pudendal artery”. Int Urogynecol J, 2006, 17: 299-301.
“The gynaecological consequences of childbirth”, Reviews in Gynaecological Practice, 2005, 5: 15-22.
“Periurethral Collagen Injection: 2 Cases for Repeat Allergy Testing”. BJU International, 2000, 86 (7); 910.
“Fascial Defect Repair for Rectocele – an Analysis of Success and Functional Outcome”. Int Urogynecol J(11): O2, 2000.
“TVT for Recurrent GSI – A Dual Centre Prospective Case Series.” Int Urogynecol J(11): IDP28, 2000.
“Does Collagen Degradation Cause Prolapse?” BJOG, 107, 816, 2000.
“Oestrogen Receptor Expression and Smooth Muscle Cell Phenotype in Uterosacral Ligaments of Women with Uterine Prolapse”. Int Urogynecol J(11): O6, 2000.
“Collagen Metabolism in the Uterosacral Ligaments and Vaginal Fascia of Women with Pelvic Organ Prolapse”. Int Urogynecol J(11): O7, 2000.
Courses offered to GPs
“Surgery for recurrent prolapse”:
“Urogenital conditions in the menopause.”
“Management of recurrent stress incontinence”,
“Management of Recurrent Vault Prolapse”
“Modern Advances in Urogynaecology.”
“Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Pelvic Floor”
“Retropubic or trans-obturator mid-urethral slings-What is the gold standard?”
“Management of refractory detrusor overactivity”.
Audit of TVT outcomes: 90% were "improved, much improved or very much improved" after 12 months. Audit demonstrated my outcomes of TVT meet NICE guidelines and complication rate lower than national average.
Audit of laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy: 2 year follow up shows 90% significantly improved with low complication rate. No readmissions, No haemorrhage / transfusions, 2% erosion rate (treated as day case). Significant improvement in prolapse scores, bowel, bladder and sexual function.
- BSc First Class Honours University of Southampton (intercalated degree) 1994
- BM University of Southampton 1995
- DM University of Southampton 2003
- FRCOG Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London 2002
- RCOG special skills module in ultrasound RCOG 2005
- RCOG special skills module in urogynaecology RCOG 2005
Reference number 4214386
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Preceptor for Advanced Training Skills Module in urogynaecology and vaginal surgery RCOG 2008
- Research and Development Committee International Urogynaecology Association 2013
- Meetings Committee British Society of Urogynaecology 2011
Affiliations / memberships
British Society of Urogynaecology
International Urogynaecology Association
International Continence Society
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- BMI The Hampshire Clinic, RG24 7AL
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Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
myself via the hospital ward or secretary
BMI Hampshire clinic: 01256 357 111