Meet the team: pelvic floor
In Southampton we have a particularly strong multidisciplinary team approach to treating pelvic floor disorders. This is important because patients frequently have problems within several areas reflecting a global pelvic floor weakness. Our team members work closely together to assess patients and plan surgery.
Colorectal consultant surgeons
Miss Karen Nugent
Miss Nugent has extensive experience in pelvic floor and colorectal surgery. She has developed a pelvic floor practice for coloproctology linked with the urogynaecologists at the Trust. Read full profile
Miss Sophie Pilkington
Miss Pilkington has worked at the Trust since 2010. She sees patients with many colorectal problems but her main focus is pelvic floor disorders. She carries out sacral nerve stimulation, stapled haemorrhoidopexy and laparoscopic surgery for rectal prolapse.Read full profile
Urogynaecology consultant surgeons
Mr Ash Monga
Mr Monga has led the obstetrics and gynaecology department’s development as a leading centre for urogynaecology. He specialises in treating incontinence, prolapse and the pelvic floor, faecal incontinence and fibroids. Mr Monga is the regional lead for urogynaecology and paediatric and adolescent gynaecology.Read full profile
Mr Gunter Rienhardt
Mr Rienhardt has a special interest in urogynaecology. He also covers general gynaecology and obstetrics and is involved in postgraduate education.Read full profile
Gastroenterology consultant physician
Dr Nick Coleman
Dr Coleman was appointed as a consultant gastroenterologist in 2004 and is trained in all aspects of upper and lower GI medicine. He has a specialist interest in functional and motility disorders of the GI tract and is the clinical lead for the oesophageal motility service and a member of the pelvic floor team.Read full profile
Dr Elizabeth Rutherford
Dr Rutherford is lead consultant for ultrasound and also works in the oncology radiology department. Her interests include head and neck imaging and gynaecological and pelvic floor imaging.Read full profile
Dr Cath Grierson
Dr Grierson has worked for the Trust since February 2010. She has a sub-specialty interest in gastrointestinal radiology.Read full profile
Sally Gilbert and Jan Hicks
Sally and Jan are theatre practitioners.
Kathleen Vits, consultant physiotherapist
Kathleen is a consultant physiotherapist who specialises in women's health. She is clinical lead for the conservative therapy team at the Princess Anne Hospital with special interest in bladder problems and chronic pain.