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Great experience with Miss Eleni Mavrides under not so great circumstances...

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Aefeth Sat 03-Oct-15 20:27:57

Hi Everyone, I just wanted to share my experience with anyone who might be looking for a brilliant obstetrician/ gynaecologist working in central London.
I met Miss Mavrides under the unfortunate circumstances of needing an ERPC for a missed miscarriage this weekend. It was actually by chance that she was my consultant--the consultant who I was scheduled to see had an emergency situation that prevented her attendance and as a result Miss Mavrides was called in as her replacement.
In addition to being highly recommended by her colleages as being an excellent surgeon who is highly skilled, her bedside manner is wonderful and better than any other obstetrician/gynaecologist I have ever met. She is direct and straight-shooting but a loving and compassionate way, and upon meeting her you are instantly put to ease and made to feel that she is someone you can trust. She explains things in a way that are easy to understand, and unlike many other doctors I have come across in central London, she is extremely approachable and makes you feel like like no worry or question is too small or unimportant. I was extremely grateful for the sensitivity she showed me and her willingness to take all the time I needed to answer my questions and get me to a point where I felt ready to proceed with the surgery.
Because I hadn't experienced any signs of miscarriage (no bleeding, no cramping, and still feeling pregnant), I had an irrational fear/hope that maybe the sonographer I had previously seen had made a mistake, maybe the baby was actually alive. I realized these were irrational thoughts but upon explaining them to her, she happily agreed to do a final scan in theatre before performing the procedure, just to put my mind at ease. This was so greatly appreciated by me as it really gave me needed reassurance and acknowledgement of what I was feeling. And this was all after I was told by the consultant who I was originally scheduled to have the procedure done the only way that would be possible is if I were to schedule a separate appointment with her office on another day, pushing the procedure to later in the week and creating even more of a logistical nightmare as I tried to add yet another last minute appointment to an already jam packed schedule.

Anyway, I'd like to highly recommend Eleni Mavrides for anyone looking for a great OB/GYN--I really couldn't have had a better experience given such an upsetting situation. And my hope is that next time I have an appointment with her it will be under much better circumstances smile

Iepie Sun 11-Oct-15 05:27:23

Funny this recommendation just this week as this article is published where it is confirmed that the delay in proceedings under Mevrides' watch caused the death of this baby. Normally wouldn't go by Daily Mail but this I would want to know if I were considering this obgyn..

Gobbolinothewitchscat Sun 11-Oct-15 06:20:01

lepie - I was just thinking that.

Fuckitfay Sun 11-Oct-15 06:48:02

I'm sorry for your loss OP but pleased to hear that you gained comfort from the sympathetic treatment you had flowers

Dharling Mon 20-Jun-16 09:07:59

I would like to echo the positive feedback - Miss Mavrides is amazing! She is incredibly thoughtful, caring and most importantly SAFE! She helped deliver our son into this world safely and memorably for all the right reasons. I had induction at the Portland and she monitored how labour progressed from very early on. My contractions failed to progress further even with induction (due to the size of the baby) and I had emergency C section. I felt that Miss Mavrides gave us all the information we needed swiftly, whilst being very reassuring and safe at all times. My husband felt he was kept in the loop as she constantly communicated with him as well as me, which helped both of us stay very calm - we remember all the beautiful details of the birth. Her presence and communications helped me stay very focuses and calm during the whole experience. Furthermore, following the surgery she kept checking up on us very frequently to make sure that the baby and I were ok. She is one of the best healthcare professionals I've ever met and a very caring person. I'd highly recommend her and we shall certainly be using her in the future.

lillyalen Wed 05-Oct-16 16:52:10

Ms Mavrides is unresponsible and not focused on the patient. She did not do procedure she should do as apparently there were problems but I was told later that MRI scan did not ahow any risk. She did not bother to look my MRI before the operation so she forgot to take one fibroid out! I never seen anything like that! I am shocked!

user1476887480 Thu 03-Nov-16 10:00:25

hi @Lillyalen
I am due to do a surgery with Ms Mavrides. How do you know the fibroid wasn't out?


Hewi43 Tue 28-Feb-17 05:18:32

Hi Mary,
How did your surgery go? My sister is due for one in a couple of months? Please reply soon

Ecaterina11 Fri 19-May-17 17:06:03

Hi i have been diagnosticate with asherman's syndrome by miss E Mavirdes .any one does have same problem , whici are the next step thanks Elena

Delectable Fri 23-Feb-18 10:55:35

lillyalen it'll be much appreciated if you'll share your experience further.
I've been referred to her cos of fibroid position in the cervix. No kids yet to preserving my fertility is key!

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