Prof Sally Collins and the Oxford Placenta Accreta Team (OxPAT)3 reviews
Having recently been managed by Prof Collins and this service I can attest to the absolute world-class nature of the care delivered. Every step of the journey was flawless - from the initial investigations, diagnosis, planning of management and safe delivery of our baby. To be seen by a true world-expert and to have the level of input and assessment that OxPAT provides really is such an enormous privilege. Prof Collins was extremely hands on, doing the scans herself, conducting all the follow up and performing the surgery. However, her wider team is clearly excellently trained and supervised and we had full confidence in everyone involved. PAS is a scary set of conditions which sadly still leads to maternal mortality, even in the UK. We knew this and my pregnancy was an extremely stressful and difficult time - however the knowledge that we were being looked after by the very best gave us an incredible peace of mind. Prof Collins and her team really did go above and beyond to look after us and I have no doubt that their expertise and management resulted in me and the baby having the best possible clinical outcome - something that may well have not been the case without them. Thank you to all involved - me and my family will be forever grateful.
Can not recommend Sally Collins enough. After finding out I had placenta issues at a study scan run by Tommy’s, prof Collins took over my care and confirmed diagnosis along with plan of action and monitoring of myself and my baby. Without her knowledge and clinic at OUH myself and my daughter very well not be here. Her swift planning and expertise meant we had the best care possible. This service is invaluable and is very much needed.
Sally Collins and the Oxford Placenta Accreta team have made such a difference to my care. My local hospital failed to make a definite diagnosis of PAS or to formulate a treatment plan, and only referred me to Sally and her team at week 36 of my pregnancy. It was such a relief to finally be in the care of a team with experience in the management of this condition - I was provided with a clear diagnosis and outline of treatment options and their risks and benefits, including psychological ones. We were given time to discuss and ample opportunity to ask any questions. Knowing that the experts for my condition were also personally carrying out my section and later the manual removal of my placenta gave me a lot of peace of mind - knowing that being assessed and operated on by (inter)national experts for my condition also gave me the best chance of receiving the appropriate level of interventions. At my local hospital, depending on the consultant reviewing my case, I was in fear of my treatment either being too aggressive or not tailored to this rare condition, which could have likely resulted in injury to my bladder or a hysterectomy, among other risks. Thanks to Sally and her team's application of expertise, I suffered neither. Moreover, throughout my care, Sally and her team have been extraordinarily contactable (during the 3 times I was an inpatient at JRH and also when I had been discharged and was recovering at home), have followed any developments closely and have ensured to liaise with their colleagues on call. This has been enormously reassuring and has prevented the unnecessary overmedicalisation of my care. It was a stressful time in my life and I can't stress enough how grateful I am to Sally and her team - for allowing me to make informed decisions about my care, for being available for any concerns and questions, and for expertly carrying out the interventions needed.
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The Oxford Placenta Accreta Team are dedicated clinician researchers from Oxford who are working to reduce morbidity and mortality for women experiencing placenta accreta spectrum (PAS) worldwide.
We believe that women should truly be at the centre of our care and should make fully informed decisions about their care therefore we tailor our management strategy to their individual clinical situation and personal circumstances.
The service lead is Prof Sally Collins and the Surgical lead is Mr Hooman Soleymani majd.
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