Dr. Philip Downer, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 50
  
Dr. Downer
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Seattle Orthopedic Center

2409 N 45th St Seattle, WA 98103

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Dr. Philip Downer, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Seattle, WA. He is affiliated with Swedish Ballard Campus. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Downer to book an appointment.


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Dr. Downer is an excellent surgeon! My hip is like brand new. I had my first hip replaced by a highly rated surgeon who uses the posterior approach before I knew about Dr. Downer. I am so sorry I didn't have Dr. Downer do my first hip replacement because I've had all sorts of problems with that hip. But the hip that Dr. Downer replaced is great. My leg is strong, my balance is good and I couldn't be happier with that hip. I had a few normal, but somewhat rare, complications in the first few weeks of recovery, but I don't think they had anything to do with Dr. Downer and they disappeared after the first month. Dr. Downer is THE surgeon for anterior hip replacement. He is highly skilled and I highly recommend him.
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Arden – May 19, 2020
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Anything hip related that you have Dr. Downer is the guy to see! I had a more rarer surgery performed on my hip by Dr. Downer known as a periacetabular osteotomy (PAO). This surgery is very is very very in depth and major. With this surgery you have to stay in the hospital for a few days after surgery. Dr. Downer visited me every day to check in and see how I was doing. He is a very likable person who is also very professional. He is always willing to answer any questions you may have and answers them until your questions are answered. After my surgery I was very down and wondering how I was going to get through this. Dr. Downer eased my mind and ensured me that things can only get better from here. Dr. Downer is very skilled and knowledgeable about his profession, and anyone can tell you that just by having a conversation with him. Dr. Downer is the only one I would ever trust to operate on my hip again, but I can’t imagine that being the case because he did so well the first time!
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Marissa Miles – Sep 17, 2019
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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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Diane Tchakirides – Aug 05, 2019
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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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Tiffany in Spokane, WA – Feb 07, 2019
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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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Oct 07, 2018
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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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Renton – Mar 28, 2018
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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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Kent – Feb 09, 2018
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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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Everett, WA – Nov 08, 2017
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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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Holly in Everett, WA – Sep 03, 2017
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Everything I could want in excellence and professionalism.
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Sequim, WA – Jul 21, 2017
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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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Todd in Seattle, WA – Mar 05, 2017
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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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Jerry T in Seattle Wa – Sep 17, 2016
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Very disappointed with Dr. Downer. He acted impatient throughout the appointment as if we were keeping him from something more important. Would not or could not answer our questions in detail and continually interrupted us whenever we tried to get a better understanding of what was going on. We meet plenty of arrogant people during life - I certainly don't need this from my potential surgeon. I'll be searching for someone who is able to demonstrate an actual interest in their patients.
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Kendra in Seattle, WA – Jul 15, 2016
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Dr. Downer did my two hip replacements, anterior. Both experiences were great and recovery on both was without issue.
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R J in Seattle, WA – May 14, 2016
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Had my right hip replaced best thing I ever did water skiing 3 months later snow ski and 5 months later now I need my left hip replaced perhaps
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James Ballas in Port Angeles – Feb 05, 2016
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Each step of the way from scheduling, to consultation, surgery, and post op, Dr Downer and his staff were informative and respectful. Great results. After 3 months my activities are nearly back to normal with biking, windsurfing, swimming, and surfing. What a life changer...
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Alex Spear in Seattle, WA – Feb 04, 2016
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He is arrogant and condescending when talking to patients. We were talking about a hip replacement and since we don't do this sort of thing every day, we had a lot of questions. He kept interrupting us so we couldn't get the question out, then when we tried to ask again, he said, Why are you asking me this? I've already told you many, many times! But he hadn't, because he didn't let us speak. I hope he is a good surgeon, because he is not a nice man.
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Jane Doe in Seattle, WA – Dec 17, 2015
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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
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics

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
1991
Queens University / Faculty of Medicine
Undergraduate School

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(206) 633-8100

Dr. Downer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Health Net
Health Net PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Plus
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Personal Option EPO
Regence Blue Shield of Washington
Preferred Provider Network
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Dr. Downer's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

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

Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
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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

Hip Replacement
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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
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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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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

Locations

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Seattle Orthopedic Center2409 N 45th St Seattle, WA 98103
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