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Biography

Christian Phillips is a Visiting Professor in the University's Health and Wellbeing Research Group. Christian is a gynaecologist and urogynaecologist at the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where he is the clinical lead for Gynaecology. He teaches pelvic floor surgery both in the UK and abroad and is committed to expanding knowledge in the field of urogynaecology. He has published textbooks and peer-reviewed papers and is an invited reviewer for several scientific journals.

Areas of expertise

​Pelvic floor surgery, especially laparoscopic (keyhole) pelvic floor reconstructive surgery.

Publications

Journal articles

  • Asali F, Malfouz I, Crick A and Phillips C “A case of recurrent evisceration causing pneumatosis intestinalis" submitted to Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Ref CJOG-2016-0564. 2016
  • Horton, J. and Phillips, C "Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy for Treatment of Neovaginal Prolapse Following Gender Reassignment Surgery." Journal of Gynecologic Surgery. Vol. 32, No. 4: 245-248, 2016.
  • Ismail, S. et al., and Phillips, C. "Recurrent pelvic organ prolapse: International Urogynecological Association Research and Development Committee opinion." International Urogynecology Journal: doi:10.1007/s00192-016-3076-7. 2016.
  • Asali F, Goodman A, Malfouz I, Phillips C. “Prospective evaluation of the Ajust single incision sling in the surgical treatment of stress urinary incontinence: Two year follow up.” UIJ, Vol 6, Issue 3, 2013.
  • Singh S, I. van Herwijnen, and Phillips C. “The management of lower urogenital changes in the menopause”. Menopause International. 19 (2), 77-81, 2013.
  • Malfouz I, Asali F, and Phillips C. “The management of urogynaecological problems in pregnancy and early postpartum", The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, July, 2012.
  • Mahfouz I, Asali F, Wiltshire R, Sayer TR, and Phillips C: “Unplanned return to the operating theatre in gynaecology: five years' experience.” Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2011; 157(2):222-5
  • Mahfouz I, Asali F, Johnson N, More V, Sayer T, and Phillips C: “Pain scores during surgical drains removal after obstetrics and gynaecological surgery.” J Obstet Gynaecol. 2011; 31(4):335-7.
  • Malfouz I, Sayer T, and Phillips C. "Conservative management of spontaneous rupture of the urinary bladder". Int Urogynae Journal, 2011; 22(5): 629-31.
  • Lim J, Naidoo K, Phillips C, Cornish A, and Carey M. "Ultrasound assessment 6 months following vaginal prolapse surgery using polypropylene implants and vaginal support device.” Int Urogynecol J, 2010.
  • Phillips C, Anthony F, Benyon C, and Monga A. “Collagen metabolism in the uterosacral ligaments and vaginal skin of women with uterine prolapse”. British Jour of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 2006, 113: 39-46.
  • Phillips C, Hacking N, and Monga A. “Selective Angiographic embolisation of an aberrant branch of the anterior pudendal artery”. Int Urogynecol J, 2006, 17: 299-301.
  • Phillips C, Monga A. “The gynaecological consequences of childbirth”, Reviews in Gynaecological Practice, 2005, 5: 15-22.
  • Phillips C., Robertshaw A. and Monga A. “Periurethral Collagen Injection: 2 Cases for Repeat Allergy Testing”. BJU International, 2000, 86 (7); 910.
  • Gelman W.,Phillips C. and Monga A. “Fascial Defect Repair for Rectocele – an Analysis of Success and Functional Outcome”. Int Urogynecol J (11): O2, 2000.
  • O’Sullivan S., Phillips C., Keane D., and Monga A. “TVT for Recurrent GSI – A Dual Centre Prospective Case Series.” Int Urogynecol J (11): IDP28, 2000.
  • Phillips C, Anthony F, and Monga A. “Does Collagen Degradation Cause Prolapse?” Jour of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 107, 816, 2000.
  • Phillips C, Anthony F, and Monga A. “Oestrogen Receptor Expression and Smooth Muscle Cell Phenotype in Uterosacral Ligaments of Women with Uterine Prolapse”. Int Urogynecol J (11): O6, 2000.
  • Phillips C, Anthony F, and Monga A. “Collagen Metabolism in the Uterosacral Ligaments and Vaginal Fascia of Women with Pelvic Organ Prolapse”. Int Urogynecol J (11): O7, 2000.
  • Phillips C. and Monga A. “Genitourinary Prolapse” GP Update, October, 1999.

Books and book chapters

  • Invited Editor for Laparoscopic Urogynaecoloy, Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming 2017.
  • Self assessment in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2nd edition. Hodder Publishers, 2012. Authors Jerry Brocklesby and Christian Phillip; edited by Louise Kenny.
  • EMQs for MRCOG Part 2 - A self-assessment guide. Hodder Arnold Publishers, 2009. Ramalingam K, Palanivelu L, Brockelsby J and Phillips C.
  • Self assessment by Ten Teachers, First Edition, Hodder Arnold Publishers, 2007. Christian Phillips and Jerry Brocklesby.
  • 'Management of Prolapse in Primary Care'. Essential Women’s Health Series. Cambridge University Press. (In Press) C Phillips, C Hutchings.
  • 'Urodynamics'. Oxford Desk Reference: Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oxford University Press, 2011. Phillips C.
  • 'Vaginal discharge'. Oxford Desk Reference: Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oxford University Press, 2011. Phillips C.
  • 'Structural Urogynaecology'. Gynaecological Highlights, 1998-9. Eds E. Thomas and R.W. Stones, Oxford Health Press, 1999. Monga A. and Phillips C.

Conferences

Peer-reviewed presentations

  • “The efficacy of intravesical instillation with Hyaluronic Acid (HA) in improving sexual function in women with bacterial / abacterial recurrent tract infections”. Nightingale G, Shehab Q, Phillips C. UKCS, 2017
  • Q.Shehab, G.Quartermaine, L. Rush, T.Sayer, K. Chanrakumaran, C.Phillips. “The efficacy of intravesical instillation with Hyaluronic Acid (HA) in improving sexual function in women with bacterial/ abacterial recurrent urine tract infections (RUTIs)”, UKCS, 2015.
  • I. Kennedy, Q. Shehab, C. Phillips “A prospective evaluation of Ajust® single incision sling for surgical treatment of urinary stress incontinence: 5 year follow up”. UKCS, 2015.
  • A. Gupta, J. Horton, A. Gordon-Dixon, A. Thrower, A. Venkatasubramaniam, C. Phillips. “Do we need a multidisciplinary approach to pelvic floor prolapse?” UKCS, London 2014.
  • Horton J, Sengupta N, Venkatasubramanium A, Phillips C. “Laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy and ventral mesh rectopexy: 2 year follow up”. UKCS, London 2014.
  • Venkatasubramanium A, Phillips C. “Laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy and ventral mesh rectopexy in a patient with previous vaginal mesh.” ESGE. Berlin, 2013.
  • Sengupta N, Horton J, Venkatasubramanium A, Phillips C. Laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy and ventral mesh rectopexy: a retrospective review. UKCS. 2013.
  • Sengupta N, Horton J, Venkatasubramanium A, Phillips C. Laparoscopic mesh rectopexy and sacrocolpopexy in a patient with previous vaginal mesh surgery. BSGE, 2013.
  • Phillips C. Laparoscopic management of prolapse after gender reassignment. BSGE, 2013.
  • I. van Herwijnen, A. Goodman, L. Rush, J. Moody, T. Sayer, C. Phillips. “Prospective evaluation of intravessical therapies for Interstitial Cystitis or recurrent UTI’s”. UKCS, 2012.
  • Goodman A. Van I. Phillips C. The Ajust single incision sling for stress urinary incontinence: 2 year follow-up. UKCS, 2012.
  • Lim J, Naidoo K, Phillips C, Cornish A, Carey M. "Ultrasound assessment 6 months following vaginal prolapse surgery using polypropylene implants and vaginal support device. IUGA, Toronto, 2010
  • Gelman W.,Phillips C. and Monga A. “Fascial Defect Repair for Rectocele–Analysis of Success and Functional Outcome.” IUGA, Rome, 2000.
  • Phillips C, Anthony F, Monga A “Oestrogen Receptor Expression and Smooth Muscle Cell Phenotype in Uterosacral Ligaments of Women with Uterine Prolapse”. IUGA, Rome, 2000.
  • Phillips C, Anthony F, Monga A. “Collagen Metabolism in the Uterosacral Ligaments and Vaginal Fascia of Women with Pelvic Organ Prolapse”. IUGA, Rome, 2000.
  • Phillips C, Anthony F, Monga A. “Does Collagen Degradation Cause Prolapse?” ICSUK, Belfast, 2000.

Peer-reviewed posters

  • J Cheuk, Q Shehab, N Gauthaman, C Phillips. Retrospective audit assessing the short-term safety and efficacy of transvaginal mesh repair for pelvic organ prolapse. UKCS, 2017.
  • G Nightingale, Q Shehab, C Phillips. “Long term efficacy and safety of laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy”: EUGA, 2016.
  • G Nightingale, G Quartermaine, Q Shehab, C Phillips. “The effect of intravessical therapy for recurrent UTI’s on sexual function: 12 month follow up”. EUGA, 2016.
  • Q Shehab, G Quartermaine, L Rush, T Sayer, K Chandrakumaran, C Phillips. “Efficacy of intravesical instillation with hyaluronic acid in improving sexual function in women with bacterial/ abacterial recurrent UTI’s”. IUGA, Nice, 2015.
  • A. Gupta, J. Horton, A. Gordon-Dixon, A. Thrower, A. Venkatasubramaniam,
    C. Phillips. “The incidence of symptomatic prolapse diagnosed on MRI: the role of a multidisciplinary approach”. IUGA, Washington, USA, 2014.
  • Horton J, Sengupta N, Venkatasubramanium A, Phillips C. `“2 year objective follow up of laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy with ventral mesh rectopexy". IUGA, Washington USA, 2014.
  • Onifade D, Sayer T, Phillips C. “TVT exact: 1 year follow up.” UKCS, 2014.
  • Horton J, Sengupta N, Venkatasubramanium A, Phillips C. “Short term outcome of laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy and ventral mesh rectopexy”. IUGA, Lisbon, 2013.
  • Horton J, Sengupta N, Venkatasubramanium A, Phillips C. “Assessment of learning curve in laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy for symptomatic prolapse”. IUGA, 2013.
  • Sengupta N, Horton J, Venkatasubramanium A, Phillips C. “Retrospective review of laparoscopic treatment for recurrent apical prolapse”. UKCS, 2013.
  • Goodman A. van Herwinen, I. Phillips C. “The Ajust single incision sling for stress urinary incontinence: 2 year follow-up.” IUGA, Brisbane, 2012.
  • Malfouz I, Rodriquez S, Sayer T, Phillips C. “Adherence to peripartum bladder care guidelines”. UKCS, Bristol, 2011.
  • Malfouz I, Goodman A, Phillips C. “Prospective evaluation of Ajust single incision sling in women with stress incontinence”. IUGA, Lisbon, 2011.
  • Malfouz I, Goodman A, Phillips C. “Prospective evaluation of Ajust single incision sling in women with stress incontinence and overactive bladder, voiding disorder, previous retropubic surgery”. UKCS 2011.
  • Phillips C, Cheong Y, Monga A. “Ambulatory prolapse repair: acceptability and pain experienced by patients”. ICS, Paris 2004.
  • Phillips C, James P, Todd G, Lewis J, Creagh-Barry P,and Sayer T. “The effect of spinal versus local anaesthesia on intravessical pressures during the tension-free vaginal tape procedure.” ICSUK, Sheffield, 2002.
  • Phillips C, Moors A. “Documentation of laparoscopic surgery”. BSGE, 2004.
  • Phillips C, Iffland C. and Sayer T. “Evaluation of Outpatient Hysteroscopy for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding”. BSGE, 2001.
  • O’Sullivan S., Phillips C., Keane D., Monga A. “TVT for Recurrent GSI – A Dual Centre Prospective Case Series.” IUGA, Rome, 2000.
  • Invited lectures at regional, national and international meetings:
  • “Laparoscopic surgery after failed mesh for prolapse”. BSUG Laparoscopic Urogynaecology Study Day, Feb 2017. C. Phillips
  • “Current trends in prolapse surgery”, RCOG, London, Nov 2016. C. Phillips
  • “Laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy Master class”, BSUG Annual Scientific Meeting, London, Nov 2016. C. Phillips
  • “Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy: interactive workshop”, Chair of Faculty, EUGA, Amsterdam, Nov 2016. C. Phillips
  • “Troubleshooting Surgical Complications”, Cork, Ireland, Oct, 2016. C. Phillips
  • “Multidisciplinary Approach to Managing Posterior Compartment”, Top 40 Highlights, Gospic, Croatia, Oct 2016. C. Phillips
  • Chair for Urogynaecology and Pelvic floor session at Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists World Congress, Birmingham, June 2016. C. Phillips
  • “Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy” BSUG Surgical Masterclass, London, May, 2016. C. Phillips
  • “How to diagnose and treat posterior compartment prolapse”, 26e salon de Gynécologie-Obstétrique Pratique, Paris, March 2016. C. Phillips
  • “The Use of Mesh in Urogynaecology: Tales from the UK”. MIPS, Ljubljana, Dec, 2015. C. Phillips
  • “Laparoscopic tips and tricks.” BSUG ASM, London, Nov 2015. C Phillips and A Cutner.
  • “Laparscopic Sacrocolpopexy”: 2nd Evidence Base in Urogynaecology Meeting, Birmingham, Oct 2015. C Phillips
  • “This house believes that robotic surgery should replace standard laparoscopy for those urogynaecology conditions currently treated laparoscopically”. Debate: BSUG laparoscopic urogynaecology meeting, Feb 2015. C Phillips
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