COVID-19 Guidelines

To protect patients, visitors and health care workers, we have implemented the following procedures:
  • Non-urgent medical appointments should be rescheduled or converted to telehealth visits.
  • Any patient checking in must tell staff and ask for a mask if they have: A fever, cold symptoms (cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath); Flu symptoms (fever, chills, body aches, etc.).
  • Anyone under 16 years of age NOT being seen as a patient is restricted from visiting any area.
  • Visitor restrictions are in place. Please call to inquire about exceptions.

For general information, please visit the Colorado COVID-19 website

Thank you for doing your part to help keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.

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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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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