Dr Olga Kapellou

Dr Olga Kapellou

MD, FRCPCH, DCH

Paediatrics (Pediatrics)

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3 specialists

24 years of experience
12 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.9

Bedside Manner

4.9

Explanation

4.91

Top feedback

“Dr Kapellou is amazing paediatrician trustworthy and confidential. The best!!!!“
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Subspecialty

  • Neonatal Medicine
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4386562
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £280

    Follow-up appointment: £200

    Practices worked at

    The Portland Hospital

    234 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5QT
    1298 reviews

    About

    Dr Olga Kapellou is a Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist. She specialised in a number of major London teaching hospitals including Great Ormond Street, Hammersmith, St Mary's Paddington, Queen Charlotte’s, Chelsea & Westminster and University College London. She holds a Doctor of Medicine postgraduate degree from Imperial College. Her publications on effects of prematurity on brain growth and development have been cited extensively. She is an expert on preterm and term neonatal brain injury and follow-up of babies after complicated pregnancies and deliveries. She uses Griffiths Neurodevelopmental Scales to track infant development in outpatients’ clinics. She is a Neonatal Life Support instructor and Unicef trained breast feeding specialist. Her NHS base is the Homerton Hospital. She was appointed as NHS Consultant at the Homerton Hospital in 2009. She joined the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth in 2010 and the Portland Hospital for Women and Children in 2012. Dr Olga Kapellou does General Paediatrics and baby follow up clinics.

    Expertise: General Paediatrics, baby follow-up clinics and neurodevelopmental assessments using Griffiths Scales for children up to 5 years of age.


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    Procedures

    • Video Consultation
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    Education

    Athens University Medical School (1995)

    Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH) , Diploma in Child Health (DCH) (2000)

    Greek Board Paediatric accreditation (2002)

    Greek Board Neonatal Medicine accreditation (2005)

    Certificate of completion of training UK (CCT) Paediatrics/Neonatal Medicine (2009)

    Doctor of Medicine (MD thesis, Effects of prematurity on brain growth and development) University of London, Imperial College London (2010)

    Neonatology accreditation, Athens University (2005),

    Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, FRCPCH (2010)

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    Reviews

    4.9 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.9
    Bedside Manner
    4.9
    Explanation
    4.91
    Neonatal Medicine
    4/81
    Video Consultation
    1/81
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    Dr Kapellou is amazing paediatrician trustworthy and confidential. The best!!!!
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    (5/5)
    Dr Kapellou has been our daughters’ paediatrician since they were born (they are now 2 and 4 years old). Very professional, up to date, friendly, and really quick and accesible to respond to regular check-ups and ad hoc consultation requests related to our children’s health. Overall, outstanding. We could not be happier.
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    Dr Olga Kapellou is amazing - welcoming and friendly, knowledgeable and informative, and always makes my baby son feel very much at ease, even enjoy, our appointment! This is not an easy task for an 11 month old in a doctor’s office :-) Fantastic overall service and I highly recommend Dr Kapellou.
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    Dr Kapellou is the calm force you need by your side in those first months and beyond. I feel so lucky and I genuinely owe her my sanity being a new mom in London. Even now, having moved out of London due to Covid I will still seek her advice before anyone's else. With solid credentials, expertise and experience not only we clicked with her but also my son loves her for being caring and reassuring!
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    Dr Olga Kapellou is always very thorough when examining our baby. She checks everything and never disregards our worries. She helped us when our son had bronchitis and the NHS doctors were "examining" him over the phone telling us it's a cold and will pass after a couple of days. We trust her with our baby boy and we're very happy that we have found her. We highly recommend her.
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    She has very friendly manner that means I feel so comfortable with her to discuss anything that I am thinking! She helped us so much with our baby’s problems!
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    Very professional and helpful, we are so happy we found Dr Olga
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    I have been seeing Dr Kappellou with my 6 months old son since he was only few weeks old. My son had feeding problems but GP, midwives, health visitors all were saying that my baby is fine but I was sure that something was wrong. After thorough examination Dr Kapellou has identified the tongue tie and silent reflux straight away. She referred us to the brilliant surgeon. It was indeed the tongue tie and I personally regret for not seeing Dr Kapellou earlier... Since then Dr Kappelou has helped my son with the skin problem and also helping us on the weaning journey introducing allergens. I would definitely recommend Dr Kappellou.  She is knowledgeable, caring, personable and my son always smiles when he sees Dr Kappelou.
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    Dr Kapellou has helped me a lot with my preterm baby who had issues with reflux and overall development. Dr Kapellou is knowledgeable, caring and a really nice person. I can't thank her enough for giving the right treatment to my son and providing guidance to myself.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    We recently saw Dr Kapellou with our daughter and we were super reassured. Dr Kapellou was thorough, listened to our concerns, did a full examination and although it was not a straight forward thing she excluded serious things and saw us again to make sure all was going in the right direction. Her PA was also amazing, fitting us in to be seen quickly, sending us all the information and results quickly to reassure us all was well. I feel thoroughly lucky to know that in the event of any medical problems with my children that I’ll be seen quickly by a great Paediatrician . Would not hesitate to recommend.
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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 3 doctors for:
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    Paediatrics (Pediatrics)

    Professor George Du Toit
    Professor George Du Toit
    Paediatrics (Pediatrics)

    19-10-2021

    Dr Kapellou is a most caring and skilled Neonatologist and General Paediatrician. My patients are always happy to have been under her care and I am fortunate to be able to refer on to her.

    For specialty: Paediatrics (Pediatrics)
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Paediatric (Pediatric) Consultation, Immunisations, Well Baby Check
    Connection: I have referred patients to them
    Dr Nitha Naqvi
    Dr Nitha Naqvi
    Paediatrics (Pediatrics)

    04-09-2018

    Dr Kapellou is a very caring, clever, holistic doctor. She is dynamic and charismatic. Dr Kapellou is popular with patients and families and well respected by her peers. I am very happy to recommend her.

    For specialty: Paediatrics (Pediatrics)
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Shankar Sridharan
    Dr Shankar Sridharan
    Cardiology

    30-08-2020

    Olga is a fantastic paediatric consultant . She is a pleasure to work with and a valued clinical opinion. Our shared patients have only ever expressed delight.

    For specialty: Paediatrics (Pediatrics)
    For procedures: Video Consultation
    Connection: I have referred patients to them
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