Professor Melvin Lobo

Professor Melvin Lobo

MBChB, PhD, FRCP, FBHS, FESC, FACC

Cardiology, General (Internal) Medicine

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23 specialists

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

Overall Rating

Overall
4.96
Bedside Manner
4.97
Explanation
4.95

Top feedback

“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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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

    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G
    451 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.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Device-based Therapy for Hypertension
    • Autonomic Function Testing
    • Tilt Table test
    • COVID-19 - Rehabilitation and Recovery
    • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
    • Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)
    • Blood Pressure Disorders
    • PoTS - postural tachycardia syndrome
    • Long COVID and allied dysautonomia
    • COVID-19 - Rehabilitation and Recovery
    • Antihypertensive Medication Intolerance
    • Device Therapy of Hypertension
    • Dysautonomia
    • Post prandial hypotension
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    Medical procedures

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

    • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    • Autonomic Disorders
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Dysautonomia
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Long COVID
    • Low Blood Pressure
    • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
    • 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
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    40/92
    Dysautonomia
    16/92
    Low blood pressure
    13/92
    High Blood Pressure
    12/92
    Cardiology
    11/92
    Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)
    7/92
    Cardiovascular disease
    5/92
    General Medicine
    4/92
    Autonomic Disorders
    3/92
    Loss of consciousness (Syncope)
    3/92
    Autonomic disorders
    2/92
    ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    2/92
    Variable blood pressure
    2/92
    Video Consultation
    2/92
    24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    1/92
    Atrial Fibrillation
    1/92
    BP fluctuations
    1/92
    Clinical Pharmacology
    1/92
    Dizziness
    1/92
    Echocardiogram
    1/92
    Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
    1/92
    General medicine
    1/92
    High and irregular BP.
    1/92
    Hypertension issues
    1/92
    Long COVID
    1/92
    POTS
    1/92
    Pain in chest
    1/92
    Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
    1/92
    Postural Tachycardia Syndrome
    1/92
    difficult to treat hyper tension
    1/92
    uncontrolled Hypertension
    1/92
    unstable blood pressure
    1/92
    variable hypertension
    1/92
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Autonomic Disorders Cardiology
    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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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dysautonomia
    Dr Lobo was extremely kind, listened to our situation, empathised and clearly believed the symptoms. He offered good advice and excellent feedback for the GO to follow.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dysautonomia
    Always happy to explain what i dont understand and goes above and beyond to try and help me. Very happy
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Autonomic Disorders Cardiology Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
    I had my first consultation (telephone due to covid-19) with Professor Lobo last month and have to say how refreshing it was to be listened to by Professor Lobo, to be given time and have the opportunity to be heard in aim to help understand what might be causing the chronic pain and illness I am experiencing. Professor Lobo was professional, and looked at my condition from a multi-faceted angle which I personally feel is an approach that makes a lot of sense. I very much hope the further investigations prove helpful. I appreciated him trying to explain things in a way that was more understandable and expalnations of WHY he suggests what he does. Furthermore, I am grateful to receive an electronic copy of the book written by Professor Lobo, Dr Gall and colleagues that I look forward to reading to better understand my condition and manage my experience effectively. I finally feel someone understands me a little bit more now! Alongside Dr Gall and the other consultants dealing with me, I am very grateful for the care I have received from Professor Lobo so far. Thank you.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) High Blood Pressure Cardiology
    Professor Lobo was by far the best doctor I’ve seen. Clear, thorough and attentive.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Autonomic Disorders Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    Excellent care and attention to my long standing issues.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dysautonomia ECG (Electrocardiogram) 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    Prof Lobo was very thorough and able to diagnose my condition using tests that another cardiologist I saw was unable to do. I am also very happy with his bedside manner and the explanation I was given.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    Best Hypertension specialist bar none. Great care and knowledge
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    Always very helpful and understanding, really listens to his patient
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    Professor Lobo is an awesome Consultant. He takes the time to understand his individual patients needs, listens and cares. Thank you.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 23 doctors for:
    10

    Cardiology

    5

    General (Internal) Medicine

    Dr. James Hull
    Dr. James Hull
    Respiratory Medicine

    06-10-2020

    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.

    Connection: I have referred patients to them
    Professor Riyaz Patel
    Professor Riyaz Patel
    Cardiology

    25-01-2021

    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.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: High Blood Pressure, Dysautonomia, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
    For procedures: Video Consultation, 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Tim Lebens
    Dr Tim Lebens
    General Practice (GP)

    25-03-2021

    Excellent clinician, very thorough, personable and incredibly knowledgeable

    For specialty: General (Internal) Medicine
    For procedures: Video Consultation, CT Coronary Angiogram, Echocardiogram, ECG Monitor, Exercise Stress Test, ECG (Electrocardiogram), Heart Scan
    Connection: I have referred patients to them
    Dr Nicholas Gall
    Dr Nicholas Gall
    Cardiology

    19-10-2020

    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.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: High Blood Pressure, Low Blood Pressure, Dysautonomia
    For procedures: 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    Connection: Is a colleague

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