COVID-19 Guidelines

CU Doctors are here for you!
Our clinics are open and able to serve you during this time for urgent in-person visits as well as virtual health services. Please call our clinics directly to schedule an appointment for both in person and virtual health.

Our number one priority is the health and safety of our patients, their family members, as well as our health care team. To honor this commitment we have implemented the following procedures:

  • Non-urgent medical appointments should be converted to telehealth visits or rescheduled if telehealth is not feasible.
  • Please bring your own face mask or covering to wear. Patients checking in must tell staff if they have: A fever, cold symptoms (cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath); Flu symptoms (fever, chills, body aches, etc.).
  • Adult patients may be allowed one asymptomatic person (at least 17 years old) for support; however, we reserve the right to deem a support person unnecessary at any time.
  • Pediatric patients may be allowed one asymptomatic adult (i.e. parent, guardian) for support.
  • For pediatric patients, please check the Children's Hospital Colorado website for updated COVID-19 related patient information.

Please call us about your current health care concerns. Please take care in following current public health guidelines. Please visit the Colorado COVID-19 website, for more information.

Thank you for doing your part to help keep everyone safe and healthy!

James B Downey, MD, FACS
Sr. Instructor, Surgery-GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery

Section Chief, General Surgery, UCH Highlands Ranch
Director of Trauma/Acute Care Surgery, UCH Highlands Ranch Hospital
Director of Surgical Critical Care, UCH Highlands Ranch Hospital
Clinic 720-516-2132 
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Gender: Male
Department, Section/Division: Surgery-GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery

Practice Locations

CU Specialty Care at Highlands Ranch General Surgery
1500 Park Central Drive, Suite 201
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
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UCHealth Surgical Care – Highlands Ranch Hospital
1500 Park Central Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
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University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
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Hospital Affiliation
  • UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

  • Surgery, Board Certification (1998,2018)
  • DaVinci Robotic Surgery, Specialized Training
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery, Specialized Training
Clinical Interest for Patients
Hernia Surgery- all types Minimally Invasive and Open techniques Gastrointestinal Surgery Minimally Invasive and Open techniques Gallbladder Surgery Endocrine Surgery Anti-Reflux Surgery Skin and Soft Tissue Surgery DaVinci Robotic surgery

Personal Interests
If I'm not working, you can find me with my family, on a golf course, or in a river

Volunteer Activities
Coaching, medical fairs/free screenings, volunteering at my children's schools

Public Speaking
I enjoy teaching and giving informational lectures to students, residents, nurses, colleagues, and public seminars



Information for Referring Providers

Office Phone: (720) 516-2132 (CU Specialty Clinic main number)
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In An Emergency: Please Dial 911

University of Colorado Medicine (CU Medicine)
Refer a Patient: 720-848-2828
Billing Questions: 303-493-7000

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