Mr Ellis Downes

Mr Ellis Downes

MB ChB FRCOG

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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3 specialists

30 years of experience
23 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“Very pleased, thank you so much!“
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Subspecialties

  • Gynaecology
  • Obstetrics
  • Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
  • Uro-Gynaecology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3315176
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £260

    Follow-up appointment: £220

    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    470 reviews

    BMI The Kings Oak Hospital

    Chase Farm, Enfield, United Kingdom, EN2
    190 reviews

    148 Harley Street

    148 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 7LG
    0 reviews

    About

    Ellis Downes is a highly experienced Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in the UK. His special areas of interest include 'keyhole surgery', endometrial ablation and treatment of patients suffering from urinary incontinence. In 2013 he featured in Tatler's Top 250 Doctors Guide.

    Mr Downes helps women with heavy and/or irregular periods, pelvic pain, endometriosis, fibroids, menopausal symptoms and urinary leakage. He offers general gynaecological reviews including cervical smears and fertility investigations, as well as having comprehensive pregnancy care packages from conception through to delivery at The Portland Hospital. Thanks to his reputation patients are willing to travel from abroad to be treated by him.

    Mr Downes graduated from the University of Leicester in 1989 and qualified as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in 1999. He spent time working as a Consultant in the NHS for 11 years before deciding to commit full time to his private practice. Mr Downes is a member of The British Society of Gynecological Endoscopy, the International Society of Gynecologic Endoscopy and the International Continence Society. He holds a number of leading positions.

    He is married to Louise, who helps him in the practice and they have two children (George and Lily). Outside of medicine he struggles on the golf course and loves messing around in boats.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • General gynaecological reviews
    • Cervical smears
    • Fertility investigations
    • Endometrial Ablation
    • Key-hole surgery
    • Period problems
    • Childbirth
    • Period-related problems
    • Miscarriage
    • Abnormal cervical smears 
    • Pelvic pain
    • Urogynaecology (urinary incontinence)
    • Infertility
    • Heavy and/or irregular periods
    • Endometriosis
    • Fibroids
    • Menopausal symptoms
    • Incontinence
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    Medical procedures

    • C-Section (Caesarean Section)
    • Hysterectomy
    • Hysteroscopy
    • Abortion
    • Antenatal Education
    • Botox Injections
    • Cervical Biopsy
    • Childbirth (Assisted Vaginal Delivery)
    • Childbirth (Normal Vaginal Delivery)
    • Colposcopy
    • Contraception Advice
    • Dilation and Curettage
    • Early Pregnancy Care
    • Early Pregnancy Scan
    • Emergency Contraception
    • Endometrial Biopsy
    • Fibroid Surgery
    • Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
    • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Insertion
    • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
    • Myomectomy
    • Oophorectomy
    • Pelvic Floor Re-Education
    • Pelvic Floor Surgery
    • Pessary (for Prolapse and Incontinence)
    • Private Maternity
    • Smear Test
    • Tubal Ligation
    • Tubal Surgery
    • Ultrasound
    • Urethral Injections
    • Urge Bladder Suppression Drills
    • Vaginal Reconstruction
    • Video Consultation
    • Vulvectomy
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    Special interests

    • Pregnancy
    • Early Pregnancy
    • Endometriosis
    • Abnormal Smears
    • Amenorrhoea
    • Bacterial Vaginosis
    • Candidiasis (Thrush)
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Cystocele
    • Dysmenorrhoea (Period Pain)
    • Ectopic Pregnancy
    • Enterocele
    • Female Infertility
    • Fibroids
    • Genital Warts
    • Gestational Diabetes
    • Heavy Periods (Menorrhagia)
    • Infertility
    • Interstitial Cystitis
    • Irregular Periods
    • Late or Missed Period
    • Lichen Sclerosus
    • Menopause
    • Miscarriage
    • Multiple (Twin) Birth
    • Ovarian Cysts
    • Overactive Bladder
    • Painful Intercourse
    • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
    • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
    • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
    • Postmenopausal Bleeding
    • Pre-Eclampsia
    • Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
    • Pregnancy Symptoms
    • Premature Menopause
    • Rectocele
    • Rectovaginal Fistula
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
    • Subfertility
    • Trichomoniasis
    • Urinary Incontinence
    • Urinary Retention
    • Uro-Gynaecology
    • Vaginal Prolapse
    • Vaginal Warts
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    Education

    MB ChB 1989 University of Leicester

    Obstetrics and Gynaecology (1997)

    Fellow Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

    Member, British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE)

    Executive Committee Member, International Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy ( ISGE)

     

     

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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
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    Pregnancy
    3/208
    Early Pregnancy
    2/208
    Endometriosis
    2/208
    Gynaecology
    2/208
    Obstetrics
    2/208
    C-Section (Caesarean Section)
    1/208
    Contraception advice
    1/208
    Fertility Medicine
    1/208
    Hysterectomy
    1/208
    Hysteroscopy
    1/208
    IUD Insertion
    1/208
    Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    1/208
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gynaecology Hysterectomy Hysteroscopy
    Very pleased, thank you so much!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endometriosis Pregnancy Gynaecology
    My experience was nothing but exceptional with Mr Downes. He was very compassionate and made me feel at ease throughout my consultation. 1st time I visited and would highly recommend. If anyone is nervous to go or unsure then don’t be as I have a lot of trust and faith in Mr Downes expertise. All the staff who work in the practise are also extremely helpful and went above and beyond to assist me!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    C-Section (Caesarean Section) Obstetrics
    Mr Downes delivered my two babies and both experiences were stress and problem free.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Contraception advice IUD Insertion
    A very good experience, extremely helpful and I would not hesitate to return in future.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Early Pregnancy Pregnancy Obstetrics
    I have been a patient of Ellis Downes for years, he helped me with my daughter and now I’m pregnant again! Always supportive, knowledgeable and easy to speak to. I trust him implicitly.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Early Pregnancy Endometriosis Fertility Medicine
    I’ve seen Dr Downes for the past few years. He recently helped me with fertility issues over the past year and has successfully helped us get pregnant! He is extremely professional and easy to talk to. I highly recommend him!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Pregnancy
    He is one of the the best doctors I known! Very insightful and professional !
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Very professional, and relax.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Extremely happy to see Mr Ellis Downes, and makes me understand very well.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Excellent
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 3 doctors for:
    3

    Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    Mr Ashok Kumar
    Mr Ashok Kumar
    Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    05-07-2016

    I work with Prof Downes. He is excellent in what he does for the patients and I highly recommend him.

    For specialty: Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Parijat Bhattacharjee
    Mr Parijat Bhattacharjee
    Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    20-04-2018

    Mr Ellis Downes is a highly respected Gynaecologist who is an expert in Urogynaecology and Laparoscopic surgery. He was my trainer and i respect him for his professionalism and his clinical and surgical skills. I would always recommend him .

    For specialty: Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    For conditions: Fibroids
    For procedures: Hysterectomy
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Suren Naidoo
    Dr Suren Naidoo
    General Practice (GP)

    21-11-2017

    Excellent and caring surgeon who is patient centred.

    For specialty: Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    Connection: I have referred patients to them

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