Professor Melvin Lobo

Professor Melvin Lobo

MBChB, PhD, FRCP, FBHS, FESC, FACC

General (Internal) Medicine

Recommended by 24 specialists
33 years of experience
18 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.96

Bedside Manner

4.97

Explanation

4.95

Top feedback

“Telephone Appt, on time & made sure line was clear to speak & hear. Thorough history taken & action plan discussed & emailed promptly to myself & Gp to prescribed medicines & care. Explained I would have a f/u in 4months & appt with him in November without having to ask about F/u. Made to feel at ease & comfortable during conversation. Excellent service. “
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Subspecialty

  • Cardiology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3325506
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £360

    Follow-up appointment: £250

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    3,079 reviews

    St Bartholomew's Hospital

    West Smithfield, London, United Kingdom, EC1A 7BE
    74 reviews

    UME Health

    17 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 9QH
    56 reviews

    About

    Professor Melvin Lobo is a senior Consultant Cardiovascular Physician based in the Bart's Heart Centre and the William Harvey Research Institute. He has a specialist interest in blood pressure disorders of all types, autonomic control of the circulation and also resistant hypertension and device-based therapies thereof. He is an accredited Clinical Hypertension Specialist of the European Society of Hypertension (ESH) and British Hypertension Society.

    Professor Lobo is Director of the Bart's Blood Pressure Clinic which is a Hypertension Centre of Excellence and receives referrals of patients with complex circulatory disorders on a national/international basis and has contributed to several landmark studies in hypertension, particularly in the field of novel device therapy of hypertension. His research work has been featured on television and in the national press on numerous occasions.

    In addition to hypertension, he is also an acknowledged expert in the management of low blood pressure (hypotension) and BP variability disorders and PoTS (postural tachycardia syndrome) and sees patients on a national basis with these issues in the Barts BP Clinic and on an international basis in his private practice. He has recently co-written and co-edited the Textbook of PoTS which was published in October 2020. He has the largest cohort of medication intolerant patients nationally and has evolved, published and lectured on specialised strategies with liquid and patch formulations of antihypertensives to get around intolerances to tablets.

    He is recognised globally as a key opinion leader in his field and this is reflected in numerous roles in multicentre clinical trials, invited lectures at major conferences and also as an editor/reviewer of numerous journals including JACC and Lancet. More recently he has authored national and co-authored international guidelines for device therapy of hypertension which were published in the prestigious European Heart Journal.

    Professor Lobo organises and co-chairs the UK Annual Symposia on Device Therapy of Hypertension with a distinguished panel of international authorities in hypertension medicine. He is a specialist adviser to NICE and the European Society of Hypertension on interventional therapies in hypertension and a member of the Council on Hypertension of the European Society of Cardiology.

    Please see more information on Professor Lobo here: www.hypertensionspecialist.co.uk

    Procedures

    • ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    • Video Consultation
    • 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    • Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing
    • Catheter Ablation
    • ECG Monitor
    • Heart Scan
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    Special interests

    • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    • Dysautonomia
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Autonomic Disorders
    • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
    • Low Blood Pressure
    • Long COVID
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Variable Blood Pressure
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    Education

    • MB ChB - University of Manchester Medical School 1989
    • PhD - University College London 2000
    • FRCP - Fellow of the Royal College of Phyiscians 2010
    • FBHS - Fellow of the British Hypertension Society
    • FESC - Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology
    • FACC - Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
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    Reviews

    4.96 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.96
    Bedside Manner
    4.97
    Explanation
    4.95
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    44/102
    Dysautonomia
    20/102
    Cardiology
    12/102
    High Blood Pressure
    12/102
    Autonomic Disorders
    6/102
    Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
    5/102
    ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    2/102
    Low Blood Pressure
    2/102
    Video Consultation
    2/102
    Long COVID
    1/102
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Telephone Appt, on time & made sure line was clear to speak & hear. Thorough history taken & action plan discussed & emailed promptly to myself & Gp to prescribed medicines & care. Explained I would have a f/u in 4months & appt with him in November without having to ask about F/u. Made to feel at ease & comfortable during conversation. Excellent service.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Resolved the problem in the first consultation, extremely impressed.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Professor Lobo was amazing! He was exceptionally knowledgable about my particular issue and really explained why my BP is so unusual and difficult to control and manage. He suggested an ongoing treatment plan which will hopefully help manage the situation better going forward and is going to arrange further tests when the Covid situation improves. I really felt reassured, understood, involved in my care and listened too and in very capable hands going forward.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Professor Lobo has years of experience and offers a calm, professional and clear approach, making one feel welcome, as well as assured of excellent and appropriately individual clinical treatment and follow ups.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Given plenty of time. Clear plan laid out. Very happy
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Professor Lobo was thorough and attentive. I felt listened to and cared for, and I feel more hopeful about the healthcare I will receive in future following our appointment.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I have been a long time patient of Professor Lobo and have found him to be an amazing professional expert. He listens very carefully and invariably comes up with solutions and a plan to move forward. Professor Lobo has been my lifeline literally and I have always found him compassionate and helpful in every way. I highly recommend Professor Lobo to any other patients - indeed one would be extremely fortunate to be under his care,
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    After years of going back and forth to different doctors over and over without any kind of clear explanation at all as to what was actually wrong with me, Professor Lobo diagnosed me within a couple of sessions and tests as to what the problem actually was. His bedside manner, reassurance and professionalism are second to none. It sounds weird but I almost look forward to our biannual conversations to check in and see how things are going. He prescribed me a medication which has allowed me to get back to living my life how it was when I was younger, rather than dealing day to day with all the issues I was having a result of dysautonomia. I feel better than I have in years, and I can't thank him enough.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Very knowledgable Professor and always does his utmost to put you at ease and get to the bottom of the issue
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr Lobo is an excellent doctor and I’m grateful to have been placed in his care. Due to the complexity of my illness, I needed more of an explanation and Dr Lobo was able to provide exactly that and more. I’m very happy with the service he provided!
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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 24 specialists
    Dr. James Hull
    Dr. James Hull
    Respiratory Medicine
    I have referred patients to them

    "Professor Lobo is a world leader in his field and an expert in managing autonomic dysfunction and BP. I often refer cases for his expert opinion and he consistently provides a holistic management plan. "

    06-10-2020

    Professor Riyaz Patel
    Professor Riyaz Patel
    Cardiology
    Is a colleague

    "Prof Lobo is an internationally recognised expert in hypertension. His knowledge and clinical acumen are excellent and I fully recommend him for his expertise in investigating and managing patients with high blood pressure and autonomic dysfunction like POTS."

    25-01-2021

    Recommended for:
    High Blood Pressure, Dysautonomia, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
    Dr Tim Lebens
    Dr Tim Lebens
    General Practice (GP)
    I have referred patients to them

    "Excellent clinician, very thorough, personable and incredibly knowledgeable"

    25-03-2021

    Dr Nicholas P Gall
    Dr Nicholas P Gall
    Cardiology
    Is a colleague

    "Prof Lobo comes highly recommended. He is one of the world experts in hypertension management and the effects of the autonomic nervous system on the cardiovascular system. All issues relating to blood pressure control are his forte. "

    19-10-2020

    Recommended for:
    High Blood Pressure, Low Blood Pressure, Dysautonomia

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