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

NHS Secretary
Tel: 01666 501794 

Private Patients
Tel: 01666 501773  

Consultant 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, carrying out routine and complex joint replacement surgery. He currently performs up to 350 joint replacements each year. Richard works closely with his aneasthetist Dr S Tolchard and together they have performed in excess of 2,500 operations.

Richard trained in Bristol and spent his final year before becoming a consultant in Canada, where he completed a prestigious joint replacement 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 joint replacement surgery of both the hip and knee.

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 patient’s homes. Patients living in the Cotswolds can firstly discuss their suitability for a joint replacement with Richard in a clinic at Tetbury Hospital. Surgery can then be performed at either of Bristol’s private hospitals –The Chesterfield Hospital (Nuffield) or The Spire Hospital. After surgery, follow-up appointments will be with Richard at Tetbury 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 were awarded a Good Care Quality Commission rating at their last review.  Mr Baker offers cutting edge Robotic knee replacement surgery at the Chesterfield Hospital which is located in the gentile Clifton village, while The Spire Hospital is the only private hospital to offer high dependency care in the South west and is conveniently located near the beautiful Bristol Downs and has excellent new parking facilities.

Mr Baker offers the following operations for NHS and Private Patients:  


  • Hip replacement  


  • Total Knee replacement 
  • Partial knee replacement 
  • Robotic Knee replacement 
  • Revision knee replacement 
  • Hip replacement
  • Hip resurfacing  
  • Revision hip replacement 

Mr Baker consults Private Patients (Hips and Knees) and NHS patients (Hips) at Tetbury Hospital.
Inpatient procedures take place at The Chesterfield Hospital (Nuffield) and The Spire Hospital, Bristol.

Private Consultation Fee: £250

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