Paul Ballard has an easy manner that allows patients to feel relaxed, put at ease, and enter into often
difficult and embarrassing discussions which are inevitably very frequent in the specialties of Menopause, Gynaecology and Urinary Continence and Vaginal Prolapse treatment. A patient who is relaxed is more able to convey the difficulties she is facing and this can result in a more detailed and fruitful consultation, and therefore a more patient specific treatment programme. He ensures patients are provided with all the information they require, verbal and written, and adequate time to consider their treatment options. Patients are given realistic expectations for treatment outcomes to enable them to make a personal choice as to which treatment option suits their particular needs at
Paul graduated from University of Leeds Medical School in 1988. He entered a 10 year program of training, including 2 years in research at a Menopause and Metabolic Bone Centre (leading to a higher degree – MD, and numerous publications in medicaljournals). He then spent a further 2 years specific training in Urogynaecology –the management of female urinary problems, incontinence and vaginal prolapse, and Post Childbirth Problems, to become a consultant in 2000. Within
Obstetrics and Gynaecology therefore, as well as providing general gynaecological advice and treatments, he holds certain specific areas of expertise which include problems related to the Menopause and HRT management and Urogynaecology. He has received numerous Excellence Awards from his Trust.
As a consultant for more than 20 years, he has seen innumerable clinical scenarios and developed a broad armamentarium of surgical skills and procedures, offering both simple low risk procedures and the more complex procedures. He has an emphasis on minimal access surgery seeking to improve
patients' post operative pathway and enabling them to recover more quickly.
He has been actively involved with the British Society of Urogynaecology, having been Chair of the Governance Committee for 5 years, and continues with medical research and publications in peer reviewed journals. He was previously a Senior Lecturer at Durham University. He has trained many junior doctors over the years and most have gone onto bigger and better things.
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13:30 - 16:45
14:00 - 18:30
09:30 - 12:00
Can't fault the excellent service, kindness and bedside manner in any way.
I was very pleasantly surprised when I attended Mr Ballard's surgery, Mr Ballard was friendly. professional and very reassuring, cannot speak more highly of him
Felt very comfortable with him. Gave a good explanation and listened to me. Probably the best consultant I’ve encountered.
Great efficient service from Mr Ballard, good bedside manner, would definitely have no hesitation is using, or recommending him again to family, friends or colleagues. Thank you *****
I was extremely impressed during my consultation with Mr Ballard as to his broad knowledge of urogynae relevant to my case. He is very easy to relate to and I was immediately at ease. My options were explained and I have time and information now to consider what the next step will be. I have every confidence in Mr Ballard’s expertise and have no hesitation in going forward with the surgical option. A Urogynaecologist was the perfect fit for my needs and I feel extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to consult him.
Mr Paul Ballard was everything a consultant should be, kind,patient, very clear explaining things. I felt very safe in his hands
Mr Ballard is very kind, caring, professional and he has helped me immensely in finding solutions for my ongoing menopause problems. I would most definitely highly recommend Mr Ballard.
Felt comfortable with consulation and examination.
Very easy to talk to. Showed great empathy. Listened to what I had to say and answered all my questions. He took all the embarrassment away and I felt very comfortable talking to Mr Ballard. Would definitely recommend .
Although I was dreading this appointment Mr Ballard made me feel completely at ease. He explained everything so I understood what was wrong. I would definitely recommend him.
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Mr Paul Ballard's overall patient rating is 4.99 out of 5 stars on Doctify. This is based on 53 reviews
What languages does Mr Paul Ballard speak?
Mr Paul Ballard speaks English
Where is Mr Paul Ballard located?
Mr Paul Ballard primarily practices at The Duchy Hospital, located at Queen's Road, Harrogate, United Kingdom, HG2 0HF
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What are Mr Paul Ballard working hours?
Mr Paul Ballard is working Monday (13:30 - 16:45), , Wednesday (14:00 - 18:30), , Friday (09:30 - 12:00), ,
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