Phil Downer, MD

Hip Surgery & Arthroscopy | Hip Preservation | Hip Replacement

Dr. Phil Downer
Dr. Downer is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a special interest in hip preservation surgery.

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.

In addition to joint preservation, Dr. Downer treats patients with more advanced complications. He performs over 500 hip replacements a year.

Dr. Downer completed his medical degree and residency at Memorial University Medical School in Canada. He went on to completed his orthopedics residency at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and fellowship in hip surgery with Dr. Reinhold Ganz in Bern, Switzerland. Continuing education is important to Dr. Downer – in his spare time, he seeks out and visits other surgeons doing similar work all over the world.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Downer enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He also likes to kite surf, wind surf, and back country ski.
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    Carol C.
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    I've had both hips replaced by 2 different doctors. The 1st was the posterior entrance. The 2nd was... read more

    Conrad M. Avatar
    Conrad M.
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    Very knowledgeable and professional. Great hip doctor in seattle.

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    Jason M.
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    I am from Spokane, Washington. I have been through several hip surgeons in Spokane. Severely disappointed. I met with Dr... read more

    Lucinda D. Avatar
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    I had my hip replaced in 2006 by Dr Downer. I was referred by my rheumatologist, Dr Julie Carkin. I... read more

  • Joanna S. Avatar
    Joanna S.
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    I cannot say enough about Dr. Downer and his team. I had my left hip replaced 3 months ago. The... read more

    Jordan B. Avatar
    Jordan B.
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    Professional and efficient.

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