Emmanuel Karantanis was born in Sydney and raised in the St George Area. He attended Endeavour High School in the Sutherland Shire where he was School Captain.

After graduating from Medical School at the University of New South Wales, Dr Karantanis was based at the St George and Sutherland Hospitals for 3 years before being accepted into the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Training Scheme.

After 4 years of registrar training, Dr Karantanis completed his membership examinations with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He then undertook a PhD, having obtained a scholarship with the University of New South Wales, and travelled to London where he undertook an honorary fellowship for 2 years before returning to Australia to accept Fellowship into the College.

After completing 6 years of specialist registrar training, Dr Karantanis undertook a further 3 years of subspecialty training in Urogynaecology. During this time he completed his PhD and obtained certification in the subspecialty of Urogynaecology. He was subsequently appointed as a Staff Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at St George Hospital where he is involved with Antenatal and Gynaecology Clinics, and co-manages the Pelvic Floor Unit and Perineal Clinics (for the management of perineal trauma following childbirth). His private practice is primarily located at the adjoining St George Private Hospital, but he also consults in Miranda. He also provides obstetric services at Hurstville Community Private Hospital and Kareena Private Hospital.

Dr Karantanis is the O&G supervisor to junior doctors in training at St George Hospital. He is a conjoint lecturer with the University of New South Wales and is involved in teaching medical students as well as conducting research and publishing findings.

As an Obstetrician, Dr Karantanis supports and cares for women through their pregnancy and childbirth with an emphasis on minimal intervention and careful consideration of women’s needs through this very special and sometimes stressful part of their lives. He prides himself on being approachable and responsive.

As a Urogynaecologist, Dr Karantanis endeavours to help women with urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. He aims initially to use conservative approaches, but is trained in minimally invasive and laparoscopic (keyhole) surgical techniques. He is trained in a variety of procedures to adapt to varying problems, and aims to give evidence-based information to women to help guide their treatment.

As a Gynaecologist, Dr Karantanis is trained in managing menstrual disorders, ovarian cysts, and fertility problems and has experience with minimally invasive treatments. He attempts to avoid hysterectomy if simple treatments a successful, but is able to perform laparoscopic (keyhole) hysterectomy if this is needed.