Dr Emmanuel Karantanis
Conjoint Associate Professor

Dr Emmanuel Karantanis

BSc ( Med) MBBS (Hons) FRANZCOG PhD CU

Medicine & Health
School of Clinical Medicine

A/Prof Emmanuel Karantanis is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist who subspecialises in Urogynaecology and Urogynaecological Surgery. He is a Conjoint Associate Professor at UNSW Sydney. He practices at the Pelvic Floor Unit (St George Hospital) as well as St George Private Hospital.

A/Prof Karantanis has supervised ILP projects in the past and is happy to supervise future students. 

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Member International Continence Society, Member International Urogynaecology Association

Member Urogynaecological Society of Australasia

Deputy Chairman, Urogynaecology Subspecialty Training Committee for RANZCOG

Member of the National Urogenital Prosthesis Committee

Treasurer, Medical Staff Council, St George Hospital

Phone
(02) 95531412
Location
St George Hospital, Kogarah
  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Karantanis E, 2020, 'Pad Testing in the Assessment of Urinary Incontinence in Women', in Manual of Urodynamics for Gynaecologists, Cambridge University Press, pp. 14 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781108346351.005
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Nagi K; Karantanis E; Mallitt KA, 2022, 'Do doctors preferring forceps encounter more obstetric anal sphincter injuries: A retrospective analysis', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajo.13590
    Journal articles | 2020
    Alexander JW; Karantanis E; Turner RM; Faasse K; Watt C, 2020, 'Patient attitude and acceptance towards episiotomy during pregnancy before and after information provision: a questionnaire', International Urogynecology Journal, vol. 31, pp. 521 - 528, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00192-019-04003-x
    Journal articles | 2020
    Everist R; Burrell M; Mallitt KA; Parkin K; Patton V; Karantanis E, 2020, 'Postpartum anal incontinence in women with and without obstetric anal sphincter injuries', International Urogynecology Journal, vol. 31, pp. 2269 - 2275, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00192-020-04267-8
    Journal articles | 2020
    Rikard-Bell A; Lockhart K; Malouf D; Karantanis E, 2020, 'What not to expect when you're expecting – Postpartum proximal ureteric rupture: A case report', Case Reports in Women's Health, vol. 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.crwh.2020.e00188
    Journal articles | 2019
    Bates LJ; Melon J; Turner R; Chan SSC; Karantanis E, 2019, 'Prospective comparison of obstetric anal sphincter injury incidence between an Asian and Western hospital', International Urogynecology Journal, vol. 30, pp. 429 - 437, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00192-018-3649-8
    Journal articles | 2019
    Patton V; Kumar S; Parkin K; Karantanis E; Dinning P, 2019, 'The relationship between residual sphincter damage after primary repair, faecal incontinence, and anal sphincter function in primiparous women with an obstetric anal sphincter injury', Neurourology and Urodynamics, vol. 38, pp. 193 - 199, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/nau.23826
    Journal articles | 2015
    Burrell M; Dilgir S; Patton V; Parkin K; Karantanis E, 2015, 'Risk factors for obstetric anal sphincter injuries and postpartum anal and urinary incontinence: a case-control trial', International urogynecology journal, vol. 26, pp. 383 - 389, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00192-014-2478-7
    Journal articles | 2015
    Burrell M; Dilgir S; Patton V; Parkin K; Karantanis E, 2015, 'Risk factors for obstetric anal sphincter injuries and postpartum anal and urinary incontinence: a case–control trial', International Urogynecology Journal, vol. 26, pp. 383 - 389, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00192-014-2478-7
    Journal articles | 2014
    Burrell M; Dilgir S; Patton V; Parkin K; Karantanis E, 2014, 'Risk factors for obstetric anal sphincter injuries and postpartum anal and urinary incontinence: a case-control trial', International Urogynecology Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00192-014-2478-7
    Journal articles | 2012
    Painter V; Karantanis E; Moore CH, 2012, 'Does Patient Activity Level Affect 24-hr Pad Test Results in Stress-Incontinent Women', Neurourology and Urodynamics, vol. 31, pp. 143 - 147, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/nau.21169
    Journal articles | 2010
    Walsh CA; Pistilli M; Karantanis E, 2010, 'Cardiac arrhythmias and gynaecological laparoscopy: A reminder', Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 30, pp. 878 - 879, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/01443615.2010.518260
    Journal articles | 2008
    Moore KH; Karantanis E, 2008, 'Outcome measures in pelvic floor rehabilitation', Pelvic Floor Re-education: Principles and Practice, pp. 162 - 174, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84628-505-9_17
    Journal articles | 2006
    Karantanis E; Wang KK; Fynes M; Moore CH, 2006, '24-hour pad test: A comparison of normal ranges between two countries and according to the type of pad used', Neurourology and Urodynamics, vol. 25, pp. 608 - 609, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000241044500083&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Journal articles | 2005
    Karantanis E; Allen W; Stevermuer TL; Simons A; O Sullivan R; Moore CH, 2005, 'The repeatability of the 24-hour pad test', International Urogynecology Journal, vol. 16, pp. 63 - 68, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00192-004-1199-8
    Journal articles | 2004
    Karantanis E; Fynes MM; Stanton SL, 2004, 'The tension-free vaginal tape in older women', BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 111, pp. 837 - 841, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0528.2004.00188.x
    Journal articles | 2004
    Karantanis E; Moore CH; Fynes M; Stanton SL, 2004, 'Comparison of the ICIQ-SF and 24-hour pad test with other measures for evaluating the severity of urodynamics stress incontinence.', International Urogynecology Journal, vol. 15, pp. 111 - 116, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00192-004-1123-2
    Journal articles | 2003
    Karantanis E; Fynes MM; Thum M-Y; Bircher M; Stanton SL, 2003, 'Symphyseal diastasis and vestibular rupture during spontaneous vaginal delivery', BJOG An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, vol. 110, pp. 630 - 632, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s1470-0328(03)02622-3
    Journal articles | 2003
    Karantanis E; Fynes MM; Thum MY; Bircher M; Stanton SL, 2003, 'Symphyseal diastasis and vestibular rupture during spontaneous vaginal delivery', BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 110, pp. 630 - 632, http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1471-0528.2003.02122.x
    Journal articles | 2003
    Karantanis E; O'Sullivan R; Moore KH, 2003, 'The 24-hour pad test in continent women and men: normal values and cyclical alterations', BJOG An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, vol. 110, pp. 567 - 571, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s1470-0328(03)02115-3
    Journal articles | 2001
    Karantanis E; Alcock D; Phelan LK; Homer CSE; Davis GK, 2001, 'Introducing external cephalic version to clinical practice', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 41, pp. 395 - 397, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1479-828X.2001.tb01315.x
    Journal articles | 1995
    Bebawy M; Howes LG; Karantanis E; Morris DL, 1995, 'The effects of taxotere in combination with lipiodol on human colorectal cell lines', Regional Cancer Treatment, vol. 8, pp. 185 - 188
    Journal articles | 1994
    Karantanis E; Nicholson S; Morris DL, 1994, 'Taxotere(®) inhibits in-vitro growth of human colonic cancer', European Journal of Surgical Oncology, vol. 20, pp. 653 - 657
  • Conference Papers | 2008
    Sarma S; Thakkar K; Hayes W; Karantanis E; Hawthorn G; Moore CH, 2008, 'The development of an incontinence treatment motivation questionnaire for patients undergoing pelvic floor physiotherapy in the treatment of stress incontinence', in International Urogynecology Journal, London : Springer, England, pp. S25 - S26, presented at International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000258718400030&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Conference Papers | 2004
    O Sullivan R; Karantanis E; Stevermuer TL; Wong A; Moore CH, 2004, 'Definition of mild, moderate and severe incontinence on the 24-hour pad test.', in BJOG - an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, England, pp. 859 - 862, presented at Brit. J of Obs and Gynaec 2004, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0528.2004.00211.x
    Conference Papers | 2000
    Karantanis E; Lynch W; Louey M; Anderson P; O Sullivan RA; Moore CH, 2000, 'Electroacupuncture for refractory idiopathic detrusor instability or sensory urgenccy', in Australian Continence Journal, Continence Foundation of Australia, Collingwood, Vic, pp. 6 - 7, presented at 9th Annual Scientific meeting of the Continence Foundation of Australia
    Conference Papers | 2000
    Karantanis E; O Sullivan RA; Moore CH, 2000, 'The normal 24 hour pad test', in Australian Continence Journal, Continence Foundation of Australia, Collingwood, Vic, pp. 10, presented at 9th Annual Scientific meeting of the Continence Foundation of Australia

UNSW Scholarship for PhD research

Best Presentation- Continence Foundation of Australia- 2012

  • Anal Sphincter Injuries following childbirth- prevention, management and prognosis
  • Urogynaecological Surgery 
  • How childbirth affects pelvic floor, bladder and anal function.
  • Surgical and non-surgical management of vaginal prolapse and incontinence.