Dr Makrina Savvidou

Dr Makrina Savvidou

MD, FRCOG

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Overall Rating

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4.8
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4.8
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4.8

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“Doctor Savvidou is a fabulous Doctor! I delivered both my babies with her and the quality of her care was exceptional. She is extremely knowledgeable, understanding and available. Even if I am the kind of patient who asks 1000 questions, often 10 times the same ones and who overthinks everything, she always made the time available for me, happily answered all my concerns and gave me confidence and reassurance during the pregnancy and the actual birth. Her PA Louise is so kind, gentle and supportive and she would always be available to help! Doctor Savvidou also is extremely reactive and will always make sure to respond to you or call you in no time, always ensuring you are happy and under the best care possible. On top of being an excellent Doctor, she is also a very lovely person. I almost want a 3rd child now :) thank you for making my dream come true!“
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Subspecialty

  • Obstetrics
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Languages spoken

  • Greek
  • English
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Registered with

General Medical Council: 4263256

Practices worked at

The Portland Hospital

234 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5QT
151 reviews

Chiswick Medical Centre

Bond House, 347-353 Chiswick High Road, London, United Kingdom, W4 4HS
68 reviews

The Kensington Wing

369 Fulham Road, London, United Kingdom, SW10 9NH
191 reviews

The Women's Wellness Centre

274 Fulham Road, London, United Kingdom, SW10 9EW
221 reviews

About

Dr Makrina Savvidou is a Consultant Obstetrician and recognised subspecialist in Maternal and Fetal Medicine.

Dr Savvidou graduated in 1992 from Aristotles Medical University in Greece and moved to the UK to work as a doctor. She has trained extensively in a range of major teaching hospitals. Her first training post in Obstetrics and Gynaecology was in the North West London Deanery and was awarded Membership at the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1998. Following this, she sought further sub-specialisation in Fetal and Maternal Medicine at King’s College Hospital, receiving her Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2007. 

In addition to her clinical training, Makrina has built a strong research background. In 2004, she obtained her MD degree from the University of London. 

Her main interest lies in obstetric ultrasound and prenatal diagnosis. She has studied normal and abnormal pregnancy extensively. Her experience enables her to deliver healthcare with a strong evidence-based foundation. She always strives puts the wishes of the parents-to-be at the centre of all decision making. 


 

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Medical procedures

  • Antepartum Fetal Testing
  • Obstetrical Ultrasonography
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Special interests

  • Obstetric Ultrasound
  • Prenatal diagnosis
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Education

  • Ptychio Iatrikes 1992 Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology (Maternal and Fetal Medicine) From 20 Dec 2007
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Reviews

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5
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5
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5

Doctor Savvidou is a fabulous Doctor! I delivered both my babies with her and the quality of her care was exceptional. She is extremely knowledgeable, understanding and available. Even if I am the kind of patient who asks 1000 questions, often 10 times the same ones and who overthinks everything, she always made the time available for me, happily answered all my concerns and gave me confidence and reassurance during the pregnancy and the actual birth. Her PA Louise is so kind, gentle and supportive and she would always be available to help! Doctor Savvidou also is extremely reactive and will always make sure to respond to you or call you in no time, always ensuring you are happy and under the best care possible. On top of being an excellent Doctor, she is also a very lovely person. I almost want a 3rd child now :) thank you for making my dream come true!

12-06-2020
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5
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5

Mina is very knowledgeable but approachable at the same time. She gave me excellent care during my pregnancy and was on hand during very anti social hours for the birth, when she gave very clear and calm advice about the interventions I needed for a safe delivery.

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Pregnancy
10-12-2019
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5
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Dr Savvidou delivered our three daughters over the past 8 years. She is an excellent consultant - her knowledge, advice, support and care throughout my three pregnancies and deliveries have been exceptional. Her calm and confident approach as well as bedside manner have always been very reassuring. I would always recommend her without hesitation.

03-12-2019
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5
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We are lucky enough that both our children have been delivered by Mina. Pregnancy and childbirth can be highly daunting times and Mina’s expertise, understanding and compassion prove invaluable. We would highly recommend Mina and the team at the Kensington Wing.

02-12-2019
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5
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5
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5

I could not recommend Dr. Savvidou more! Mina always found the time to see me when I needed, and I never felt rushed - even when I had my list of questions. Mina and her lovely PA Louise always responded to my queries very quickly. Mina is such a calm presence and made me feel relaxed all the way through my pregnancy and on the day of my c-section.

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C-Section (Caesarean Section)
11-11-2019
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5
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Calming, thorough and professional. She put my mind at rest and was extremely supportive. I was anxious about the procedure and she was very reassuring and helped me through it. Would highly recommend her.

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C-Section (Caesarean Section)
06-10-2019
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5
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After several years of trying to conceive, getting pregnant felt like a miracle. This led us search for the best consultant and care that we can. Meeting Dr Savvidou was the best thing that could have happened! Her approach, attentiveness and care were second to none. Her nice and calm attitude eased my anxieties and definitely helped me have a much smoother pregnancy period. She responded very quickly to all my questions and concerns, and I felt secure and very well looked after throughout my pregnancy. She is also a great surgeon. I have opted for an elective c-section and the operation went very smoothly. She visited me every day after the operation to check how the baby and I were doing which I'll always be very grateful for. I feel very lucky to have met Dr Savvidou and we can't thank her enough for everything that she's done for us during our journey.

02-08-2019
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5
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5

The most professional consultant and I was always at ease with her as she would explain to me thoroughly.

19-05-2019
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5
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5

Incredibly calm and caring Doctor. Always available to discuss any concerns and respectful of any choices made by us.

04-04-2019
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5
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5

Dr Davvidou provided excellent care, advice and support during my pregnancy. Always there to help me through any issues and her professional experience made me at ease from day one. Mina also connects with her patients on a personal level which is very important in my opinion, especially when dealing with hormonal and over-worrying pregnant ladies :)

16-03-2019
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5
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5
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5

Dr Savvidou provided excellent care throughout my pregnancy. I was quite nervous but Dr Savvidou was always available, reassuring and very professional. I would strongly recommend Dr Savvidou to any friends or family.

12-02-2019
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5
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5

She looked after me whilst I had placenta previa, another condition was suspected but thankfully didnt arise. She is very knowledgeable and easy to speak to. We wouldnt of got as far as we did in my pregnancy with her.

21-01-2019
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5
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5
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5

I was lucky enough to have Mina as my consultant for my second child. I was not a straight forward case and Mina was able to make everything always feel normal while still making me comfortable that there was someone with so much experience and expertise taking care of us. I couldn't have felt in better hands for my labour and delivery and it all went smoothly largely because of Mina. It was also a pleasure to see her and be welcomed by smiles for every visit.

15-11-2018
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5
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Dr Savvidou led my antenatal care and delivered my twins at 35 weeks via emergency C section. The operation went very well and my recovery was very quick. The level of care I received was outstanding and Dr Savvidou made me feel in safe hands at all times. The whole process was seamless and without complications. We very much appreciated not only her professionalism and her forthright manners but also her holistic approach to patient-centred care (including babies of course). My husband (a consultant physician) and I are extremely pleased with our experience and would warmly recommend Dr Savvidou to anyone, especially high risk and twin/multiple pregnancy.

22-07-2018
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5
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5
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I felt at ease and surprisingly relaxed during the births of both my children primarily due to the trust and faith I had in Dr. Savvidou. She is excellent, very thorough and explains everything clearly, which is something I needed.

20-07-2018
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5
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5
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We have felt very comfortable in Mina’s care throughout the whole pregnancy. She has spent a considerable amount of time with us, we’ve done all our scans with her and she’s always taken the time to explain our options with an evidence based approach. We ended up having a c-section that went very well for both mum and baby. I would definitely recommend her care.

15-07-2018
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5
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5

Had a great experience with Dr. Savvidou. I recommend her without hesitation.

10-06-2018
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20-03-2018
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5
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5

Mina was my consultant for my first baby. She is very qualified, and inspired a lot of confidence in my being able to get through the pregnancy and birth. Her manner is great as well, very friendly and personable but still professional, which was the perfect balance for me. Even though my baby's heartbeat was a bit irregular during delivery, she waited to see if a normal delivery was possible and we were able to get there safely. She was also very responsive throughout my pregnancy to any questions and doubts I had. I am very grateful for her expert handling of my delivery, and would thoroughly recommend her to everyone.

23-01-2018
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5
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5

Thank you so much, once again, for this wonderful adventure... I am so happy with my two baby boys. They would not be here without your precious help!

17-11-2017
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5
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5

Dear Mina, thank you for your care during my pregnancy and delivery. I have wonderful memories from the magical birth of my little baby. I will treasure this moments. Thanks! I wish you all the best!

16-11-2017
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1
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I went to see the Dr as I was pregnant with my second child and wanted a deeper check up than what I had with NHS. I was asked to pay a 250£ fee but I got exactly the same visit as NHS, nothing more. I found outrageous that for the fee requested I was offered the same NHS service I was getting for free. hope this can help future patients

Dr Makrina Savvidou

I am really sorry that you felt this way. I strive to offer the best possible care to patients and make them feel valued. I hope everything went well with your pregnancy and I wish you all the best.

01-11-2017
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5
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Mina is not only a fantastic clinician but also a very caring and empathetic human being. Her clinical qualifications, academic background, extensive clinical experience, work ethic and evidence-based medical practice made both myself and my wife feel that we were in safe hands. Her calm approach and her cautious/thorough assessments during labour, made the process very efficient and quick. As a result, our first baby was born safely within 5 hours. We couldn't recommend her enough.

25-10-2017
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5
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Dr Savvidou is an extremely professional obstetrician. She gave birth to both my chilren providing us with outstanding antenatal care. Dr Savvidou is experienced and caring, she always took time to address any concerns and answer any questions we might have. I felt both I and my unborn child were in very good hands, which is to me the most important.

11-10-2017
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5
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5
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5

I couldn't have asked for a more professional, patient and compassionate Doctor for the prenatal care and delivery of my third child. Although this pregnancy was more challenging than my previous ones, from my very first appointment with Dr Mina I felt completely reassured that I was in very capable hands. I would highly recommend Dr Mina and I am so thankful to her for taking such good care of me.

18-08-2017
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5
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I’ve had my three children with Mina and with every three of the very different pregnancies I’ve experienced I’ve always been immensely surprised with Mina’s knowledge and professional stance. The more complicated my pregnancy has been the happier I’ve been with her care and attention. Couldn’t recommend her enough!

11-08-2017
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5
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Dr Savvidou took care of the birth of my little girl almost four years ago and just now of my little boy. The relationship with Dr Savvidou is very easy and built on trust. She is always there when you need her. I would recommend Dr Savvidou to anyone, whether with an easy or more complex pregnancy ( I had both).

05-06-2017
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5
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Mina was absolutely wonderful. She was very attentive and supportive during all stages of my pregnancy. Mina was always on call and available whenever I had any questions or issues. My baby daughter was delivered through C-section - the whole experience was very positive and the recovery was quick. Both my husband and I are very grateful and will definitely ask for Mina's help again.

26-04-2017
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5
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Dr Savvidou delivered our first child, a baby boy, via C-Section at the Kensington Wing of Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. She proved to be a consummate professional: caring, thoughtful, effective and good-humored. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to our friends and family.

21-04-2017
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5
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Dr Savvidou delivered our first child, a baby boy, via C-Section at the Kensington Wing of Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. She proved to be a consummate professional: caring, thoughtful, effective and good-humored. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to our friends and family.

21-04-2017
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5
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19-03-2017
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5
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Mina was fantastic! She always make yourself comfortable, providing the best ever possible care. I delivered 3 children with her in the last 4 years and she has been always wonderful for me... a real bless.

09-03-2017
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5
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5
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As a nervous first time mom, I visited three different consultants before putting myself under the care of Dr Savvidou, and it is the one of the best choices I've ever made. Throughout my pregnancy, Mina supported me and took actions to address all my worries and concerns. On the actual labour day, she was on site all the time and visited me regularly to check on my conditions and to reassure me. The birth was a smooth one, and the baby cannot be more perfect. As several reviewer have said, Dr Savvidou combines great professionalism with genuine warmth. I cannot wait to see her again if I were to have another baby.

05-03-2017
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5
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I was recently under the excellent care of Dr Savvidou for the duration of my pregnancy and birth of my first child and cannot recommend her highly enough. She is extremely kind and caring and her dedication to the profession is uncompromising. She is always available to answer any questions or concerns and replied to all emails extremely quickly. Mina did everything she could to ensure that the birth of the baby was calm and successful. I will most certainly be seeing her again for any further children. Thank you, Dr Savvidou for making the birth of my baby so enjoyable.

31-12-2016
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5
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13-12-2016
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5
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Dr Savvidou is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced obstetrician and gynaecologist and we were very lucky to be under her care. From the start of my pregnancy Dr. Savvidou was always on time for our appointments, giving us time to discuss our questions, priorities, and/or concerns. She was always approachable and highly responsive to our needs. I strongly believe that I owe my healthy pregnancy and positive birth experience to Dr. Savvidou's professional expertise, thoughtful decision making, and caring personality. We couldn't have had by our side a better professional. Dr. Savvidou is a leading expert in her field and most importantly a beautiful person. Elena Soukakou

13-12-2016
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5
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Dr. Savvidou is an remarkable obstetrician and gynaecologist, and a beautiful person. We had an extremely positive experience through my pregnancy and birth of our daughter. From the very start we felt we had on our side an extremely knowledgeable and experienced professional who was also approachable and highly responsive to our needs and priorities. She was always on time for our appointments giving us the time we needed to discuss our questions and issues. We were impressed by her responsiveness, attention to detail and kindness. I will never forget the day of my birth. From the minute I was in labour, she made me feel relaxed, and confident. I strongly believe that I owe my healthy pregnancy and birth experience for a large part to Dr. Savvidou's excellent decision making, guidance, and beautiful personality.

12-12-2016
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5
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I was lucky enough to be under Dr Savvidou's excellent care for the duration of my pregnancy & the delivery of our identical twin boys by planned cesearean section. All of which went so well we couldn't have asked for a better experience and outcome. At all times she was calm, kind and extremely professional. She is an expert in her field of medicine and a credit to the profession. My husband and I highly recommend her and feel so grateful for all of her hard work & expertise. N. Wright

02-11-2016
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5
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My experience with Dr Savvidou couldn't have been any better. I was under her care while I was pregnant until she delivered our baby 1 year ago. As soon as I met her I felt I was in good hands. She made me feel very comfortable from the start. She has a wonderful personality, is confident, calm, sweet, patient and highly professional. I would highly recommend her and I would welcome the chance to work with her again if we were lucky enough to have another baby. Paloma Poza

25-10-2016
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5
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I can highly recommend Mina Savvidou. She helped me to deliver two babies and it really felt like great team work. She is very capable and thorough. Throughout pregnancy, labour and after care she provided excellent and highly professional support and made me feel as if I was in charge of making the decisions. Moreover, she is just a lovable person, very friendly, always ready to help or discuss and to take that extra step. I felt I was in very good hands. We had moved after my first child was born but for the second I was happy to spend an hour in the bus to get to the Kensington Wing to see her. I just love her.

24-10-2016
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5
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I always felt safe with Mina, she wouldn't take any risks, respond to enquiries asap and delivered my babies healthy! At the end everyone needs to judge for themselves, this is my personal view.

23-10-2016
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5
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I had the opportunity to be under Dr. Savvidou's care during my pregnancy and it was truly an amazing experience. I had a high risk pregnancy and she was always very caring and knowledgeable wich gave me a lot of confidence. I knew I could count on her, wether it was only a doubt along the way or something more serious. I ended up having an emergency c-section beautifully performed by Dr Savvidou, who also went out of her way to make sure I was recovering well afterwards. I highly recommend her and look forward to having my second baby under her care.

22-10-2016
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5
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Dr Makrina Savvidou was recommended to me by a friend, when I found out I was pregnant. Dr Saviddou oversaw my pregnancy from 4th month and delivered the baby. I have had a complicated delivery and Dr Savvidou has been very supportive throughout the process, being very attentive to my needs. Despite several risk factors I wanted to avoid a C-section at all costs and thanks to Dr Savvidou's experience and patience I managed to give birth naturally. I am very grateful to her for everything she did for me and for my daughter!

22-10-2016
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5
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I would highly recommend Mrs Savvidou. She was very professional and thorough throughout my pregnancy and during the labor. She is very knowledgeable, willing to explain and prioritises on the patient's needs. She stayed with me at the labor ward overnight and managed to manually turn the baby from breech to natural labour position, as she knew I wanted to avoid c-section. I think very highly of Mrs Savvidou. I was very pleased also with the service I got from her team.

21-10-2016
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5
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20-10-2016
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Excellent professional that will make you feel secure. I have recommended to all my friends.

20-10-2016
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Mina helped me going through two pregnancies, and she was amazing ! Very professional, and very gentle and caring at the same time. I had three c-section and i can barely see the scar. Her team on the delivery day was excellent as well even when things were not going as expected. I would keep having babies if i could, just to be under her care ;-)

20-10-2016
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5
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Mina was my consultant for my second prganancy. She was absolutely amazing! I can't recommend her highly enough. She is very professional and attentive in addition to being an extremely pleasant person. I felt very well cared for throughout my antenatal care, birth experience, and postnatal. If I were to become pregnant again, she will be the first person I call!

20-10-2016
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5
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Dr Savvidou assisted me with both my daughters. I had a complicated second pregnancy with multiple escalating health conditions. Dr Savvidou was the rational guiding light throughout, and proactively coordinated with all specialists to ensure my best care. Her bedside manner is very calm, direct and it's immediately apparent that you under one of the best practitioners in the field. A rare combination of professional excellence and genuine warmth. I always was uplifted by seeing Dr Savvidou in consultation and she does her own scans. Highly highly recommended.

20-10-2016

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