Mr Paul Ballard

Mr Paul Ballard

MB ChB, MD, FRCOG, PGDIpLaw

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

34 years of experience
21 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

4.97

Top feedback

“Very happy with the consultation today“
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Subspecialties

  • Uro-Gynaecology
  • Gynaecology
  • Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3301096
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £230

    Follow-up appointment: £170

    Practices worked at

    The Duchy Hospital

    Queen's Road, Harrogate, United Kingdom, HG2 0HF
    303 reviews

    Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital

    2 Leighton Street, Leeds, United Kingdom, LS1 3EB
    301 reviews

    Woodlands Hospital

    Morton Park Darlington, Darlington, United Kingdom, DL1 4PL
    170 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    13:30 - 16:45
    Tue
    Not available
    Wed
    14:00 - 18:30
    Thu
    Not available
    Fri
    09:30 - 12:00
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    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
    that time.

    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.

    Procedures

    • Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
    • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
    • Bladder Botox Injections
    • Vaginal Reconstruction
    • Vaginal Wall Repair
    • Birth Trauma Counselling
    • Colposuspension
    • Pelvic Floor Surgery
    • Gynaecological/Pelvic Scan
    • Urethral Injections
    • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Removal
    • Cystoscopy
    • Intrauterine System (IUS)
    • Pessary (for Prolapse and Incontinence)
    • Urodynamics
    • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Insertion
    • Pubovaginal Slings
    • Sacral Nerve Stimulation
    • Pelvic Floor Re-Education
    • Dilation and Curettage
    • Endometrial Biopsy
    • Abdominal Hysterectomy
    • Salpingectomy (Fallopian Tube Removal)
    • Uterine Polyps
    • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
    • Hysteroscopy
    • Botox Injections
    • Fibroid Surgery
    • Oophorectomy (Ovary Removal Surgery)
    • Myomectomy
    • Tubal Ligation
    • Hysterectomy
    • Tubal Surgery
    • Urge Bladder Suppression Drills
    • Well Woman Check
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    Special interests

    • Menopause
    • Painful Intercourse
    • Urinary Incontinence
    • Perimenopause
    • Vaginal Prolapse
    • Uterine, Vaginal and Vulvar Disorders
    • Vaginal Atrophy
    • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
    • Overactive Bladder
    • Urinary Retention
    • Hot Flushes
    • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
    • Cystocele
    • Amenorrhoea
    • Faecal Incontinence
    • Premature Ovarian Failure or Insufficiency
    • Premature Menopause
    • Uro-Gynaecology
    • Interstitial Cystitis
    • Complex Benign Gynaecology
    • Vulvodynia
    • Rectocele
    • Bartholin's Cyst
    • Lichen Planus
    • Endometriosis
    • Adhesions
    • Irregular Periods
    • Ectopic Pregnancy
    • Adenomyosis
    • Postmenopausal Bleeding
    • Heavy Periods (Menorrhagia)
    • Cervical Polyps
    • Lichen Sclerosus
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Fibroids
    • Vaginal Infection
    • Ovarian Cysts
    • Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
    • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
    • Enterocele
    • Dysmenorrhoea (Period Pain)
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    Education

    • MBChB 1988
    • MD (Research Thesis) 2000
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Law 2000
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 2005

    Memberships:

    • Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
    • British Society of Urogynaecology
    • International Continence Society
    • British Medical Association
    • General Medical Council
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    Reviews

    4.99 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    4.97
    Uro-Gynaecology
    14/38
    Menopause
    7/38
    Pessary (for Prolapse and Incontinence)
    5/38
    Urinary Incontinence
    5/38
    Vaginal Prolapse
    5/38
    Gynaecology
    3/38
    Overactive Bladder
    3/38
    Vaginal Atrophy
    3/38
    Chronic Pelvic Pain
    2/38
    Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
    2/38
    Postmenopausal Bleeding
    2/38
    Cervical Polyps
    1/38
    Endometriosis
    1/38
    Heavy Periods (Menorrhagia)
    1/38
    Hysteroscopy
    1/38
    Ovarian Cysts
    1/38
    Pelvic Floor Surgery
    1/38
    Pelvic Organ Prolapse
    1/38
    Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
    1/38
    Uterine, Vaginal and Vulvar Disorders
    1/38
    Vaginal Wall Repair
    1/38
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Explanation (5/5)
    Very happy with the consultation today
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Ballard quickly put me at ease; explained clearly my condition and the available options and, so far, the recommend treatment is proving effective.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Easy to talk to. Very efficient and prepared to take time to explain prognosis and management plan
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Explanation (5/5)
    Paul was friendly and immediately put my mother in law at ease.He was a good listener and explained everything very well.He also sent a very comprehensive email which was extremely helpful.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Explanation (5/5)
    Obviously having an internal examination is uncomfortable however Mr Ballard was quick and very professional. He also explained the problem in a way that I could understand it.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    A relaxed and comfortable consultation. Everything was explained well and my questions answered.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr Ballard was kind and understanding when discussing my concerns and offered excellent advice with options for me to consider. I felt reassured by his approach.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Clearly an experienced gynecologist who listened carefully to my symptoms and gave me options of what the best solution to the problems would be.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Lovely manor. Explained everything very clearly and thorough. Good knowledge of the symptoms that were presented to him.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very friendly and offered a simple explanation.
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