Professor Melvin Lobo

Professor Melvin Lobo

MBChB, PhD, FRCP, FBHS, FESC, FACC

Cardiology, General Medicine

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20 specialists

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

Overall Rating

Overall
4.95
Bedside Manner
4.96
Explanation
4.95

Top feedback

“Very kind and supportive“
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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
    166 reviews

    About

    Professor Melvin Lobo is a senior Consultant Cardiovascular Physician based in the Barts 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 (see website for details: http://www.hypertensionspecialist.co.uk/).

    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 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.

    He 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.

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    Medical procedures

    • Device-based Therapy for Hypertension
    • Autonomic Function Testing
    • Tilt Table test
    • COVID-19 - Rehabilitation and Recovery
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    Special interests

    • 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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    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

    4.95 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    33/75
    Low blood pressure
    12/75
    Dysautonomia
    11/75
    High Blood Pressure
    10/75
    Cardiology
    7/75
    Cardiovascular disease
    4/75
    General Medicine
    4/75
    Loss of consciousness (Syncope)
    3/75
    Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)
    3/75
    Variable blood pressure
    2/75
    Video Consultation
    2/75
    Autonomic disorders
    1/75
    BP fluctuations
    1/75
    Clinical Pharmacology
    1/75
    Echocardiogram
    1/75
    General medicine
    1/75
    High and irregular BP.
    1/75
    Hypertension issues
    1/75
    Long COVID
    1/75
    POTS
    1/75
    Pain in chest
    1/75
    Postural Tachycardia Syndrome
    1/75
    difficult to treat hyper tension
    1/75
    uncontrolled Hypertension
    1/75
    unstable blood pressure
    1/75
    variable hypertension
    1/75
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) High Blood Pressure Cardiovascular disease
    Very kind and supportive
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    High Blood Pressure Low blood pressure Cardiology
    Professor Lobo is an excellent caring consultant and so glad he is overseeing my care.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cardiology
    Very happy with my care. Great explanations to my illnesses and moving forward. After years of miss diagnoses by other medical fields i finally feel i have a future.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Low blood pressure Cardiology
    Prof Lobo is a amazing doctor with lots of experience. He gives you all the time in the world and you do not feel rushed at all. He even is happy to answer questions regarding the science behind your condition. Amazing doctor and I’m very happy to have found him. I have already recommended him to my brother and other patients !
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cardiology
    Friendly and takes time to explain things. Looks at the bigger picture in terms of overall health.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) Cardiovascular disease
    I feel very lucky indeed to have been referred to Professor Lobo. A true expert in his field, he has also been very generous with his time and has treated me with the greatest respect and dignity. I have seen more than my fair share of consultants over the years and have no reservations in saying Professor Lobo's care is exceptional - well recommended.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Low blood pressure Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) Cardiovascular disease
    Spent time discussing treatment plans and didn't feel rushed at all
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cardiology
    Fantastic experience. Has time to listen and acts promptly.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Low blood pressure
    Professor Lobo is a wonderful clinician and a warm, sympathetic human being who takes an individual interest in the wellbeing of his patients. His knowledge of diseases, including rare conditions, is wide ranging and up to date. I feel very fortunate to be under his care and recommend him without reservation.
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (3/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) High Blood Pressure Cardiovascular disease
    I have not given full scores at the moment as I am still struggling with my Blood Pressure at the moment! I have been stuck in doors since February this year procedures to be done and nothing! Not very happy at the moment!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Postural Tachycardia Syndrome
    I always look forward to my appointment with Professor Lobo and feel lucky to be one of his patients. He has very attentive, kind and caring manner. Due to my complex medical history i am either overlooked or unable to be treated correctly. Professor Lobo's approach to my appointment is very holistic and he asks questions about issues i may be having throughout my body. He listens which is so very important and he isn't afraid to change my care accordingly. Since being in his clinic my condition has improved and feels more manageable which i can't thank him enough for!!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    Professor Lobo is a wonderful and caring man. With his care and treatment it has been life changing for me.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    He was very reassuring and explained everything clearly and made me feel safe in his hands and it felt like I had known him for years not easy to do in these difficult times great personal skills I'm blessed to have look after me.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    I have over 7 consultants and Prof Lobo is my favourite - he genuinely cares about my well-being and and is one of the main reasons my health has improved! He is very thorough and a fantastic consultant!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) High Blood Pressure Low blood pressure
    I cannot believe the way he has sorted me out and got to the bottom of my problems. He always explained exactly what was going on and the reasons why very clearly so I understood. He has got time for you and never rushes you.
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    Professional and to the point.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    unstable blood pressure
    Professor Lobo is very professional and easy to talk to. Although it was a telephone consultation I have scored his bedside manner as 5 stars because even over the phone he manages to make you feel very much at ease.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    1.Visit to Harley St. Very helpful and informative. Introduced a good treatment plan which is successful. 2.Two subsequent teleconsultation. on treatments, increase the dosage of prescribed treatment, and a thoughtful caring approach. 3.Further consultation recently, due to some medical episodes gave further advice and additional prescriptions. At all times I found him listening attentively to my concerns, and was able to offer a prompt action plan to resolve the issues and good liaison with my local GP. 4.At all times I find Prof. Lobo friendly helpful and caring.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    Professor Lobo was very knowledgable about my conditions which is very rare on the NHS and elsewhere. He reassured me even though I’m complicated there were ideas that might help- this is very important as it have me hope that something might change. He wanted to join up my care with my other consultants which is important as I have over six consultants in my care due to having multi systemic illness, having them work together will improve my wellbeing & overall healthcare. He gave me time, more time than was allocated as I am complex, he gave time for questions even though there was no time, this is important, as I said I have multi systemic illness and half an hour is not enough to cover all my symptoms of hypertension and heart related issues including a history which is needed for my safety. Clinic like this are important for people who have conditions like mine as we are complicated and not many doctors know what to do. Professor Lobo left me with a clear plan, a way of communicating with the department and I will have another appt in six months.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Cardiology General Medicine
    I am always at ease when attending my appointments at this clinic, I am made to feel as if I was the only patient being dealt with in the time spend there. I leave feeling secure in the knowledge that I am well looked after and my health is important not only to me but to all concern. Thank you all.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 21 doctors for:
    9

    Cardiology

    4

    General 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
    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
    Dr Terence Wong
    Dr Terence Wong
    Gastroenterology,Hepatology (Liver Doctor)

    19-10-2020

    I have known Mel for over 25 years, and he is a world opinion on hypertension. He is an excellent physician, and also an expert in cardiovascular risk factors. I cannot recommend Mel more highly!

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: High Blood Pressure, Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), Low blood pressure, Dysautonomia
    For procedures: Video Consultation, 24 hour blood pressure monitor
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Benjamin Turner
    Dr Benjamin Turner
    Neurology

    19-10-2020

    Dr Mel Lobo, is an excellent General Physician with specialist interest in hypertension with extensive knowledge and research experience in hypertension. He is a kind and caring individual who shows dedication to his patients. I highly recommend him.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: High Blood Pressure, Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), Low blood pressure, Dysautonomia
    For procedures: Video Consultation, 24 hour blood pressure monitor
    Connection: Is a colleague

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