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
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Overall Rating

Overall

5

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5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Dr. Downes was very experienced and made me feel very comfortable.“
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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
    681 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.

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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
    Bedside Manner
    Gynaecology
    16/227
    Pregnancy
    6/227
    Early Pregnancy
    3/227
    Hysteroscopy
    3/227
    Obstetrics
    3/227
    C-Section (Caesarean Section)
    2/227
    Endometriosis
    2/227
    Contraception advice
    1/227
    Female Infertility
    1/227
    Fertility Medicine
    1/227
    Hysterectomy
    1/227
    IUD Insertion
    1/227
    Menopause
    1/227
    Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    1/227
    Overactive Bladder
    1/227
    Uro-Gynaecology
    1/227
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Female Infertility
    Dr. Downes was very experienced and made me feel very comfortable.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gynaecology Hysteroscopy
    Mr Downes and his team were very polite and welcoming. I felt at ease and that I was listened to. I have an upcoming procedure booked and I am confident I am in very good hands. The communication is also great, always clear and timely. Would highly recommend Mr downs and his team.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gynaecology
    The whole process of booking and attending an appointment with Mr Downes is a pleasant experience. His staff are excellent: always efficient and friendly. Mr Downes has the ability to put one at ease whilst conducting thorough, intimate examinations. He listens with care and explains medical matters clearly, without being patronising. Mr Downes was recommended to me by a good friend & I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Early Pregnancy
    We absolutely loved our experience with Dr Downes. He's very warm and friendly person who's genuinely engaged and interested in his patients which really helps to establish a trusting bond. The appointment was full of humour and is wonderfully informative. We felt safe with his care, competence and good nature. Thank you Dr Downes - you're a dream!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Obstetrics Pregnancy C-Section (Caesarean Section)
    Such a warm and thorough doctor - answering questions and explaining options with the utmost clarity and treating his patient as an individual. Would highly recommend to anyone.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Uro-Gynaecology
    Very nice professional consultant, who made me feel better about myself, and I felt very relaxed talking to him, he very quickly diagnosed my problem, and hopefully when I see him in a months time all will be well.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gynaecology
    Over the last 15 years, I have been fortunate enough to have an annual Gynaecology review with Ellis Downes and i cannot recommend him highly enough. Totally professional, knowledgable and reassuring. thank you
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gynaecology
    The best gyno in london
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gynaecology
    Can't thank Mr Downes enough. From consultation to surgery always felt comfortable and informed of the procedure. Amazing experience at The Cavell Hospital being looked after post operation. Thank you for improving my quality of life!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gynaecology
    Mr Downes throughly made me feel at ease and comfortable during my consultation and examination.
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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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