Mr Ellis Downes

Mr Ellis Downes

MB ChB FRCOG

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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3 specialists

31 years of experience
23 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

4.99

Explanation

4.99

Top feedback

“the overall consultation was very good everything was explained and very reassuring for me“
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Subspecialties

  • Gynaecology
  • Obstetrics
  • Uro-Gynaecology
  • Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3315176
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £260

    Follow-up appointment: £220

    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    857 reviews

    About

    Ellis Downes is a highly experienced Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in the UK. His special areas of interest include 'keyhole surgery', endometrial ablation and treatment of patients suffering from urinary incontinence. In 2013 he featured in Tatler's Top 250 Doctors Guide.

    Mr Downes helps women with heavy and/or irregular periods, pelvic pain, endometriosis, fibroids, menopausal symptoms and urinary leakage. He offers general gynaecological reviews including cervical smears and fertility investigations, as well as having comprehensive pregnancy care packages from conception through to delivery at The Portland Hospital. Thanks to his reputation patients are willing to travel from abroad to be treated by him.

    Mr Downes graduated from the University of Leicester in 1989 and qualified as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in 1999. He spent time working as a Consultant in the NHS for 11 years before deciding to commit full time to his private practice. Mr Downes is a member of The British Society of Gynecological Endoscopy, the International Society of Gynecologic Endoscopy and the International Continence Society. He holds a number of leading positions.

    He is married to Louise, who helps him in the practice and they have two children (George and Lily). Outside of medicine he struggles on the golf course and loves messing around in boats.

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    Procedures

    • C-Section (Caesarean Section)
    • Hysteroscopy
    • Colposcopy
    • Hysterectomy
    • Pelvic Floor Surgery
    • Smear Test
    • Abortion
    • Antenatal Education
    • Botox Injections
    • Cervical (Cone) Biopsy
    • Childbirth (Assisted Vaginal Delivery)
    • Childbirth (Normal Vaginal Delivery)
    • Contraception Advice
    • Dilation and Curettage
    • Early Pregnancy Care
    • Early Pregnancy Scan
    • Emergency Contraception
    • Endometrial Biopsy
    • Fibroid Surgery
    • Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
    • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Insertion
    • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
    • Myomectomy
    • Oophorectomy
    • Pelvic Floor Re-Education
    • Pessary (for Prolapse and Incontinence)
    • Private Maternity
    • Tubal Ligation
    • Tubal Surgery
    • Ultrasound
    • Urethral Injections
    • Urge Bladder Suppression Drills
    • Vaginal Reconstruction
    • Video Consultation
    • Vulvectomy
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    Special interests

    • Pregnancy
    • Early Pregnancy
    • Endometriosis
    • Fibroids
    • Menopause
    • Amenorrhoea
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Female Infertility
    • Irregular Periods
    • Overactive Bladder
    • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
    • Uro-Gynaecology
    • Abnormal Smears
    • Bacterial Vaginosis
    • Candidiasis (Thrush)
    • Cystocele
    • Dysmenorrhoea (Period Pain)
    • Ectopic Pregnancy
    • Enterocele
    • Genital Warts
    • Gestational Diabetes
    • Heavy Periods (Menorrhagia)
    • Infertility
    • Interstitial Cystitis
    • Late or Missed Period
    • Lichen Sclerosus
    • Miscarriage
    • Multiple (Twin) Birth
    • Ovarian Cysts
    • Painful Intercourse
    • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
    • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
    • Postmenopausal Bleeding
    • Pre-Eclampsia
    • Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
    • Pregnancy Symptoms
    • Premature Menopause
    • Rectocele
    • Rectovaginal Fistula
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
    • Subfertility
    • Trichomoniasis
    • Urinary Incontinence
    • Urinary Retention
    • Vaginal Prolapse
    • Vaginal Warts
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    Education

    MB ChB 1989 University of Leicester

    Obstetrics and Gynaecology (1997)

    Fellow Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

    Member, British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE)

    Executive Committee Member, International Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy ( ISGE)

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    Reviews

    4.99 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
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    Explanation
    Gynaecology
    27/244
    Pregnancy
    10/244
    Early Pregnancy
    6/244
    Obstetrics
    4/244
    C-Section (Caesarean Section)
    3/244
    Endometriosis
    3/244
    Hysteroscopy
    3/244
    Fibroids
    2/244
    Menopause
    2/244
    Amenorrhoea
    1/244
    Chronic Pelvic Pain
    1/244
    Colposcopy
    1/244
    Female Infertility
    1/244
    Hysterectomy
    1/244
    Irregular Periods
    1/244
    Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    1/244
    Overactive Bladder
    1/244
    Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
    1/244
    Pelvic Floor Surgery
    1/244
    Smear Test
    1/244
    Uro-Gynaecology
    1/244
    Uro-Gynaecology
    1/244
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    the overall consultation was very good everything was explained and very reassuring for me
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    Overall Experience
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    (5/5)
    Extremely clear in explaining my condition and the options for the cure. Very efficient and very polite. Mr Downes makes me feeling very supported. Definitely recommended.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    I've been treated by the doctor for a few years now - and I wouldnt change it for the world. His manners are exquisite, he always takes the time to explain things to me, and I feel very comfortable and cared for in his practice. His team of secretaries is also very nice to work with so overall 10/10
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I have been Prof. Downes's patient for several years and find his treatment both top-notch professional as well as compassionate, understanding, and caring. He always takes time to answer all of my questions and concerns and his vast amount of knowledge and experience are unmistakable . The process of booking and managing the appointments is also very professional and friendly. I am very grateful to be Prof. Downes's patient .
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I was struggling to get some answers regarding a condition that has been found I. My pregnancy and also needed a fit to fly which the GP that I have been didn't want to take responsibility. Mr Ellis was able to fit me In His tight schedule with a very short notice. He saw my file. Took his time to explain me my condition properly and gave me some advices regarding the time I have left . Answer to all my doubts and questions and put my mind to ease. I would definitely recommend this Dr to anyone.
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    Overall Experience
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    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
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    (4/5)
    Very professional but can be a bit patronising.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I was recommended to Dr Downes who was absolutely lovely. He took the time to listen. I felt very comfortable from the minute i walked in. His advice was very reassuring and I left feeling so much more at ease. I would highly recommend Dr Downes to family and friends, and would not hesitate to see Dr Downes again if needed. Thank you 5*
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    First time I met Mr Downes, he came across very friendly and listens to you. A very down to earth Doctor. Very pleased with the whole experience.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Mr Downes is amazing! My pregnancy experience with him was exceptional. He made everything so easy and comfortable it was all such a pleasant experience. He conducts himself with the utmost professionalism. I would recommend him to anyone!
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I have been seeing Mr Downes for a number of years and I cannot recommend him highly enough. He has always been patient, kind and above all extremely professional. I consider myself among the very fortunate to have him as my consultant.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 3 doctors for:
    3

    Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    Mr Ashok Kumar
    Mr Ashok Kumar
    Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    05-07-2016

    I work with Prof Downes. He is excellent in what he does for the patients and I highly recommend him.

    For specialty: Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Parijat Bhattacharjee
    Mr Parijat Bhattacharjee
    Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    20-04-2018

    Mr Ellis Downes is a highly respected Gynaecologist who is an expert in Urogynaecology and Laparoscopic surgery. He was my trainer and i respect him for his professionalism and his clinical and surgical skills. I would always recommend him .

    For specialty: Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    For conditions: Fibroids
    For procedures: Hysterectomy
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Suren Naidoo
    Dr Suren Naidoo
    General Practice (GP)

    21-11-2017

    Excellent and caring surgeon who is patient centred.

    For specialty: Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    Connection: I have referred patients to them

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