Mr Richard Baker MD, MB.ChB, FRCS, MSc 
Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedics (Hips & Knees)

 Private Patients Office: 01666 501773  

Mr Richard Baker is a hip and knee replacement surgeon. He has worked as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Bristol’s Southmead Hospital since 2011.  He currently performs up to 350 joint replacements each year. Richard operates in the Avon Orthopaedic Centre at Southmead Hospital, which is a specialist unit carrying out routine and complex joint replacement surgery.  He is the only surgeon there who performs revision surgery of both the knee and hip joint and he is also a member of both the hip and knee infection joint replacement teams.   

Richard trained in Bristol and spent his final year before becoming a consultant in Vancouver, where he completed a prestigious fellowship at the world-class Vancouver General Hospital of British Columbia. He uses techniques acquired in both the UK and North America to benefit patients undergoing both primary and revision replacement surgery of both hip and knee joints. Robot assisted knee surgery and minimally invasive hip surgery is offered where suitable. 

Having moved from Bristol to the Cotswolds with his wife and two children, Richard is now pleased to offer consultation in Tetbury.  His aim is to provide a unique service using the excellent operating facilities offered by Bristol’s two private hospitals, while providing convenient clinical care closer to home.  Patients living in the Cotswolds can firstly discuss their suitability for a joint replacement with Mr Baker in a clinic at Tetbury Hospital.  Surgery can then be performed at either Bristol’s Chesterfield Hospital or The Spire Hospital.  Each hospital has its unique advantages and Richard will be happy to discuss these in depth with his patients.  Both hospitals offer a high standard of care and both were awarded a Good Care Quality Commission rating at their last review. Robotic knee surgery is offered only at the Chesterfield Hospital in the gentile Clifton village, while The Spire Hospital is the only private hospital to offer high dependency care and is conveniently located near the beautiful Bristol Downs and its easy access to motorways. After surgery, follow-up appointments will be with Richard at Tetbury Hospital.  

Mr Baker can offer the following operations:   

• Knee replacement  
• Partial knee replacement (medial only) 
• Robotic total and partial Knee replacement 

• Hip replacement 
• Minimally invasive Hip replacement 
• Hip resurfacing  

• Revision knee replacement 
• Revision hip replacement 

Mr Baker consults private patients at Tetbury Hospital.

Private Consultation Fee: £250