Dr Olga Kapellou

Dr Olga Kapellou

MD, FRCPCH, DCH

Paediatrics (children's doctor)

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2 specialists

23 years of experience
11 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.89
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4.89
Explanation
4.91

Top feedback

“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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Subspecialty

  • Neonatal Medicine
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Greek
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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
    388 reviews

    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G
    183 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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    Medical procedures

    Vaccinations

    Use of Griffiths Mental Development Scales to track development in children up to 5 years of age

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    Special interests

    Gastroesophageal reflux and colics in infants

    Baby follow up after complicated pregnancies and deliveries

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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
    Explanation
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    Baby Check
    4/74
    Neonatal Medicine
    3/74
    Paediatrics (children's doctor)
    2/74
    Reflux
    2/74
    Acid Reflux
    1/74
    Allergies
    1/74
    Bronchiolitis
    1/74
    Bronchiolitis
    1/74
    Child Development
    1/74
    Tongue tie
    1/74
    Trauma
    1/74
    Video Consultation
    1/74
    well child visit
    1/74
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    Patient seen for:
    Neonatal Medicine Tongue tie Reflux
    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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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Neonatal Medicine Acid Reflux
    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
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Paediatrics (children's doctor)
    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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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Neonatal Medicine Paediatrics (children's doctor) Video Consultation
    Dr Kapellou has been vital to the health, development and well-being of our now almost 7 months old son. We’ve been under her care from when he was just 4 weeks old and had dreadful diarrhoea, reflux, recurrent thrush, conjunctivitis and cradle cap. Dr Kapellou diagnosed him with cow’s protein milk intolerance, and has been superb in diagnosing and treating his symptoms and other conditions. This has been invaluable especially during the lockdown but also when several GPs were putting our baby’s symptoms to “oh it’s just baby things, he’ll grow out of it” even though our son was suffering. Dr Kapellou is very friendly, responsive, super-experienced and knowledgeable, and great with babies and parents alike. She understands anxieties of new parents and never patronised us; instead has been always approachable and reassuring. She always goes an extra mile to help us: I can’t count the number of panicked late night messages I’ve sent her or pictures of dirty nappies shared with her. Not even once she made us feel unwelcome. Thanks to Dr Kapellou our son is now a happy, active, fast-growing and developing boy. Can’t thank her enough.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Trauma
    We were In great hands with Olga. We were so worried about my son and she listened to our concerns and made sure we were always fully informed. She went out of her way for us to be seen on the same day by a neurologist and instructed different scans to be performed quickly. She gave us her personal contact details and when I did have a question she responded immediately, you really felt looked after! Couldn’t ask for a better doctor!
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Allergies Baby Check
    We visited Olga with our 9 week old baby who we felt was suffering but the GP, health visitors etc. didn't seem to take seriously. Olga's diagnosis of our baby's dairy allergy was spot on. In the months that followed we noticed an improvement in all the parameters of our baby following the change in formula and medication. We continued to visit Olga where we always found her to be very helpful, approachable and a pleasure to engage with. Olga also replied to our emails promptly which was greatly appreciated.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Baby Check Bronchiolitis
    Olga is an amazing paediatrician. Aside from very knowledgable and thorough she is above all extremely responsive and caring. She helped us navigate a severe case of Bronchiolitis with our newborn son, supporting us throughout this period and giving us certainty that he is well taken care of. I cant reccomend her enough.
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Baby Check Bronchiolitis
    Olga is an amazing paediatrician. Aside from very knowledgable and thorough she is above all extremely responsive and caring. She helped us navigate a severe case of Bronchiolitis with our newborn son, supporting us throughout this period and giving us certainty that he is well taken care of. I cant reccomend her enough.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Baby Check
    Dr Kapellou is an amazing pediatrician. She is knowledgeable, very thorough when she examines our son and she provides proper explanation to the parents. She follows all the recent guidelines and she is great with kids. Also I am so happy that she is very responsive when there is an emergency situation. We trust her and we are lucky that we found such a good doctor for our little boy. Thank you Olga. N. Tserpeli
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Child Development
    Excellent Doctor
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    well child visit
    Great experience with my 2 children, Dr Kapellou is a fantastic Doctor. I have referred many family members.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Reflux
    Dr Kapellou is simply amazing. Her care and advice is invaluable. All 3 of my children have been seeing her since birth. I highly recommend her as a Doctor.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    A professional service from the whole team. A very caring, informative approach, that put my child and myself at complete ease. Dr Kapellous PA is very attentive and went above and beyond to accommodate our needs. Never felt rushed and felt welcomed like an old friend at every visit. Would highly recommend Dr Kappellou's professional service to anyone requiring a paediatric doctor. Thank you all!
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Absolutely amazing! Very attentive and reassuring. every knowledgeable. Would highly recommend!
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    Overall
    (4/5)
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    (4/5)
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    (4/5)
    Dr Kapellou is a very nice doctor who is interested in your child’s health. I did find her occasionally a little rushed on follow ups and sometimes I did not feel I could say what was concerning me as Dr Kapellou wanted to say something else. However, overall a great doctor and I would recommend her
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    After lots of research I came across Dr Kapellou. From our very first meeting she put me at complete ease, she is very warm and caring. She answered all of my questions and more and I left the consultation feeling extremely happy with my consultation. Her PA was very helpful and professional and made the process run smoothly. I also really appreciated that I received my child’s bloods results the same evening out of hours so I finished the day with my mind at rest. I highly recommend Dr Olga Kapellou.
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    Overall
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    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    She was kind and fast to respond, even when I had a question in the middle of the night, she answered promptly and booked us after hours.
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    Overall
    (4/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (4/5)
    My experience was very professional and comforting. The service I reviewed from the PA was second to none, always empathetic and prompt in her responses
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    (5/5)
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    (4/5)
    Very caring
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    I found Dr. Kapellou after thorough research online, and I couldn’t be happier. She guided me through my baby’s first year’s ups and downs, she had the right solution for the baby’s reflux and milk allergy, and she does everything with extreme patience and a smile on her face. She makes my baby feel extremely comfortable during each visit and the staff is amazing as well. I wholeheartedly recommend this practice!
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 doctors for:
    2

    Paediatrics (children's doctor)

    Dr Nitha Naqvi
    Dr Nitha Naqvi
    Paediatrics (children's doctor)

    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 (children's doctor)
    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 (children's doctor)
    For procedures: Video Consultation
    Connection: I have referred patients to them

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