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Dr. Philip Downer, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 49

Dr. Downer

Seattle Orthopedic Center

2409 N 45th St Seattle, WA 98103

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Dr. Philip Downer, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Seattle, WA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Memorial University Of Newfoundland Faculty Of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


Dr. Downer's Reviews

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3.9

Based on 57 reviews

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Dr. Downer has replaced both of my hips. He is professional, easy to talk to and the best surgeon in Washington doing the anterior procedure. Highly recommended.
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Dr. Downer has performed hip repairs on both of my hips for hip impingement and labral tears within ten years of each other. I couldn't find someone locally who had the skill of Dr. Downer so I traveled back to Seattle to have Dr. Downer complete my second hip procedure. He and the staff did a tremendous job on both procedures and he was always a pleasure to speak with. His easy going nature and explanations put me at ease before and after the procedures. I highly recommend Dr. Downer.
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I have nothing but good things to say about my experience with Dr. Downer and his staff. As nervous as I was about having my hip replaced, I never was nervous about my choice in having Dr. Downer as my surgeon. Six weeks out, I couldn't be happier.
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It was a long road with Dr. Downer. I had a car accident and finding a doctor willing to see me was hard, but after hearing about Dr. Downer being a miracle worker for people that have hip issues and are young, I decided I had to have him as my doctor. From day one he had nothing but amazing bedside manner. Though you can tell he is incredibly skilled at what he does, he never makes you feel stupid for asking questions and takes his time to explain anything and everything.
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Dr. Downer performed hip arthroscopy surgery to repair my torn labrum and bone impingement. From the first appointment, Dr. Downer's bedside manner and knowledge was reassuring. He is very talented and knowledgeable and made me feel at ease. Post-surgery his calm demeanor helped ease my anxiety about my recovery. I would highly recommend him!
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I received a total hip replacement from Dr. Downer and could not be more satisfied with the entire process. From the scheduling staff, to the other docs on the day of surgery, to Dr. Downer's expertise, I highly recommend anyone seeking such a procedure go see Dr. Downer and team. When it is time for the replacement of the other hip, I will definitely go with Dr. Downer. What a relief not to be in pain anymore. Thank you Dr. Downer!!
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Being an RN, I did "a lot" of research and actually saw a few other surgeons for preop visits. Decided to go with Dr. Downer from his anterior hip approach and talking to him. I had both hips replaced at the same time and it has been life-changing. I hope I am not wearing these "treasured hips" out, but I am hiking, playing tennis, biking and even accompanied my Kids on their turning 18 skydive jump. They totally feel like my own now and I couldn't be happier.
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Everything I could want in excellence and professionalism.
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Poor diagnoses by gp & sports med. drs (ultrasounds and xrays...) until Dr. Downer insisted on new xray of my hip at better angle at his clinic & discovered my FAI. My case was of cam, not pincer impingement, tearing ~20 degrees of the labrum. Recovery went quite well as Dr. predicted for my case. I was off my feet for several days with only tylenol for pain after day 1. Crutches for two weeks. Age: late 40s w/ small kids, now 10mo post op, I couldn't be happier with decision/results/mobility!
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After several years of suffering with a failed hip revision I had progressed to the point where I couldn't walk and was in constant pain. Two other surgeons had discouraged me from having another revision but Dr Downer correctly diagnosed the problem and his confidence and manner convinced me that he could fix my problem. The surgery and recovery were challenging but almost a year later I am pain free and back to enjoying life. We are fortunate to have him practicing in Seattle.
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Downer enjoys seeing patients of all ages, but his special interest in joint preservation has led him to treat many younger patients with hip problems, such as hip dysplasia or hip impingement. One of only a few surgeons in the Pacific Northwest who performs hip arthroscopies for these issues, Dr. Downer has quickly become one of Seattle?s leading hip specialists.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2001
Mueller Fdn
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Mc Gill University Faculty Med Hospital
Residency Hospital
1998
McGill University / Faculty Of Medicine
Internship Hospital
1995
Memorial University Of Newfoundland Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School
1991
Queens University / Faculty Of Medicine
Undergraduate School
2001
2000
1998
1995
1991

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Dr. Downer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Health Net
Health Net PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Plus
Providence Health Plans
Personal Option EPO
Regence Blue Shield of Washington
Preferred Provider Network
UnitedHealthCare
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Dr. Downer's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Hip Replacement
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Downer performs Hip Replacement more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Downer performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Computer-Assisted Total Hip Replacement
  • Hemi (Half) Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revisions
  • Hip Replacement, Cemented
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • Image-Guided Hip Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Downer treats Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Downer treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Downer treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Downer treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Downer's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)