Mr Daryll Baker, Consultant Vascular Surgeon and Medical Director totalhealth

Mr Daryll Baker is one of London’s most senior and respected Consultant Vascular & General Surgeons. Daryll Baker qualified in Medicine from Oxford University and trained in surgery in Nottingham and Edinburgh, before joining the Royal Free Hospital in 1997. In addition to his private practice at The Wellington Hospital in North London, he runs busy arterial and venousRelating to the veins. specialist clinics at both the Royal Free Hospital and Edgware Community Hospital.

At Edgware, his day-case unit procedures include varicose veinA vein that is swollen, distended and twisted, usually due to weakness of its valves. surgery, herniaWhen part of an organ pushes through the wall of the body cavity that normally holds it. Hernias can develop in many different parts of the body. repairs and skin lesiona general term to cover any abnormality such as a wound, infection, abscess or tumour. excisions. 

At the Royal Free Hospital he undertakes major vascularRelating to blood vessels. and endovascular surgery including aortic, carotid arteryOne of the two main arteries found on either side of the neck. and peripheral vascular procedures.

Daryll's experience of both practising as a leading surgeon and being at the forefront of medical academia and healthcare communication means that totalhealth benefits from a wealth of insight and talent in modern mainstream medicine. Daryll believes that the time is now right for the information that is normally only shared between medical colleagues in the teaching hospitals to also now be available to patients in a format that is readily accessible and that can be questioned. This means that you can now go directly to the experts for independent guidance and help.

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