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- Verified account
- Not in Open Referral network
- Video and telephone consultations
I am a consultant of over 20 years experience in general gynaecology with a special interest in urogynaecology , pelvic floor problems, pelvic pain, menstrual problems, endometriosis and fibroids. I am also experienced in treating adolescents and the problems relating to puberty, menstrual dysfunction and pain. I pride myself in being a good communicator, listening to patients, being non judgmental and helping and aiding them to make choices that are suitable to them.
Areas of interest
Menstrual problems including heavy periods, painful periods, polycystic ovarian syndrome, menopause,ovarian cysts, endometriosis, fibroids, premenstrual syndrome including PMDD, pelvic organ prolapse including uterine prolapse,vaginal, bladder and bowel prolapse, urinary incontinence, pain bladder syndrome, painful intercourse, vulval pain and inflammation. I offer open abdominal hysterectomy, Key-hole (laparoscopic) hysterectomy and vaginal hysterectomy, pelvic floor repair with sacrospinous fixation, colpoceisis, autologous fascial sling for incontinence, hysteroscopy with removal of fibroid and polyps and endometrial ablation, insertion of pessaries for prolapse , hormone implant for HRT, laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis, laparoscopic removal of ovarian cyst, insertion of Mirena IUS,cervical smears, bladder instillation for treatment of interstitial cystitis. I see patients from ages of 2 years and over.
- Karen Astle
- Nuffield Health Derby Rykneld Road Littleover Derby DE23 4SN
- 01332 540130
- Sarah Hobby
- Nuffield Health Derby Hospital Rykneld Road Littleover Derby DE23 4SN
- 07879 762470
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Madan Thirugnanam Fee Assured
- Dr Puneesh Tandon Fee Assured
- Dr Naresh Nandwani Fee Assured
- Dr Chandrashekaraiah N Prasad Fee Assured
- Dr Manabendra Haldar Not Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
I currently work as a private gynaecologist. Previously I worked as a consultant at Queens Hospital Burton for 16 years and at Rotherham General Hospital for 4 years.
I currently undertake practice work mainly at the Nuffield Hospital Derby and have regular clinics on a Tuesday and Friday. I also undertake private work at Burton clinic which is based at Queens Hospital in Burton and also at Derby Private Wing which s based at Royal Derby Hospital.
I enjoy gardening , reading and travelling. I love opera, classical music and dance. I play the piano and do some singing for relaxing. With my husband we both enjoy walking as we live in a beautiful part of Derbyshire
Whist working in Burton Hospital, I was instrumental in obtaining the National accreditation for the Unit in 2011 and in 2018 this unit was reaccredited again.
I also received an award from the Hospital for improvement in services in urinary incontinence in 2007.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Malay - Fluent
- Tamil - Conversational
Which head injured patients have a skull fracture?
Archives of Emergency Medicine 3, 1986
How accurately are skull fractures diagnosed in an Accident and Emergency Department?British Journal of Accident Surgery July, 1987.
Subcutaneous urinary diversion – an alternative to nephrostomy
Journal of Urology, 1993; 149:370A
Transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder presenting during pregnancy.
British Journal of Urology, January 1993.
Retained gallstones following laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, December 1993.
Angiographic embolisation in the management of pelvic haemorrhage
British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2000, Vol 10: 1176-1178
Genuine Stress Incontinence (Review)
Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2001, Vol 11: No 6: 353-358
Laparoscopic entry – a survey of practices of consultant gynaecologist in Scotland
Gynaecological Endoscopy, 2001, No 10: 335-342
Prospective study of posterior intravaginal sling (infracoccygeal sacropexy) in the treatment of enterocoele and vaginal vault prolapse in a district hospital
International Urogynaecology Journal 2003, No 14(1):202
1Prospective study of sacrospinous uterosacral ligament fixation – an alternative treatment for uterine prolapse
International Urogynaecology Journal 2003, No 14(1):192
Ectopic breast tissue of the vulva.
Journal Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2007 Vol 27: No: 5: 530-1
Pessaries in Clinical Practice
The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, April 2008, 10(2):129
Courses offered to GPs
Over the past 20 years I have given annual talks to GPs about various topic which included HRT in December 2019, management of urinary incontinent and prolapse, management of menstrual dysfunction, managing PCOS, treatment of pelvic pain, running workshop on pessary fitting. I also attend GPs practice to give small group teaching and training.
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1992
- FRCOG Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologist 2010
- MB ChB Univesity of Glasgow 1987
- MRCOG Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologist 1996
Reference number 3198155
Details of entry to specialist register
- Completion of Certificate of Training , 2000
Affiliations / memberships
Member of British Society of Urogynaecology
Member of the British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy
Member of the British Society for Paediatrics and Adolescent Gynaecology
- Burton Private Health N-ON-TRENTDE13 0RB
- 13:00 - 16:00
- 07879 762470
- Rykneld Road Littleover, DERBYDE23 4SN
- 13:00 - 20:00
- 0300 790 6190
- Rykneld RoadLittleoverDERBYDE23 4SN
- 08:30 - 20:00
- 0300 790 6190
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
Patients should call Nuffield Hospital Derby on 01332540100 and ask for the sister in charge on the ward.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Anterior (+/- posterior) colporrhaphy with vaginal hysterectomy (including primary repair of enterocele and cystoscopy) - (5-50)
Hysteroscopy (including biopsy, dilatation, +/- cauterisation, curettage and resection of polyp(s) +/- Mirena coil insertion) - (5-50)
Laparoscopy and therapeutic procedures (including laser, diathermy and destruction e.g. endometriosis, adhesiolysis, tubal and ovarian surgery, +/-ureterolysis) - (5-50)
Diagnostic endoscopic examination of bladder (flexible cystoscopy) including any biopsy - (5-50)
Introduction of a mirena coil - (5-50)
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