Mr Ellis Downes

Mr Ellis Downes

MB ChB FRCOG

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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3 specialists

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

Overall Rating

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5
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5
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5

Top feedback

“Mr Downes delivered my two babies and both experiences were stress and problem free. “
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Subspecialties

  • Obstetrics
  • Gynaecology
  • Laparoscopic (key-hole) Surgery
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Uro-gynaecology
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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
    213 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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    Medical procedures

    • General gynaecological reviews
    • Cervical smears
    • Fertility investigations
    • Endometrial Ablation
    • Key-hole surgery
    • Period problems
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    Special interests

    • Childbirth
    • Period-related problems
    • Pelvic pain
    • Urogynaecology (urinary incontinence)
    • Infertility
    • Heavy and/or irregular periods
    • Endometriosis
    • Fibroids
    • Menopausal symptoms
    • Incontinence
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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

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
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    Early Pregnancy
    2/206
    Obstetrics
    2/206
    Pregnancy
    2/206
    C-Section (Caesarean Section)
    1/206
    Contraception advice
    1/206
    Endometriosis
    1/206
    Fertility Medicine
    1/206
    IUD Insertion
    1/206
    Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    1/206
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    Patient seen for:
    C-Section (Caesarean Section) Obstetrics
    Mr Downes delivered my two babies and both experiences were stress and problem free.
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Contraception advice IUD Insertion
    A very good experience, extremely helpful and I would not hesitate to return in future.
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    Patient seen for:
    Early Pregnancy Pregnancy Obstetrics
    I have been a patient of Ellis Downes for years, he helped me with my daughter and now I’m pregnant again! Always supportive, knowledgeable and easy to speak to. I trust him implicitly.
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    Patient seen for:
    Early Pregnancy Endometriosis Fertility Medicine
    I’ve seen Dr Downes for the past few years. He recently helped me with fertility issues over the past year and has successfully helped us get pregnant! He is extremely professional and easy to talk to. I highly recommend him!
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    Pregnancy
    He is one of the the best doctors I known! Very insightful and professional !
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    Very professional, and relax.
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    Bedside Manner
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    Extremely happy to see Mr Ellis Downes, and makes me understand very well.
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    Excellent
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    Excellent service!
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    Mr Downes is my Gynaecologist since 2011. I truly admire his ethos, professionalism and always he is such a good listener and answers questions and concerns. Really authentic and utterly grateful that I have met him.
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    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Easy to talk to and easy to understand. Very relatable great experience in his field of practice.
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    Pleasant doctor, makes one feel comfortable and listens to problems.
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    Professional and kind mannered
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    Mr Downes is an outstanding obstetrician and gynaecologist. His kind manner, professionalism and extensive knowledge makes him a leader in his field. I could not recommend him highly enough. Mr Downes patient-focused approach is reassuring and put me at ease.
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    Professional doctor with an individual approach
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    Professional and made to feel at ease. Thank you Mr Downes.
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    Really fantastic. Thank you.
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    Excellent service.
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    Overall
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    Bedside Manner
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    Mr Downes is my gynaecologist since 2011. I truly admire his ethos, professionalism and always he is such a good listener and answers questions and concerns. Really authentic and truly grateful that I have met him.
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    Overall
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    Bedside Manner
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    Easy to talk to and easy to understand. Very relatable. Great experience in his field of practice.
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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

    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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