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Mr Daniel Baird

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

MB ChB. MD (Res). FRCS.

Practises at: Goring Hall Hospital


Personal Profile

Mr Daniel Baird is a General and Colorectal Consultant Surgeon working at the University Hospitals Sussex Trust on the Worthing Hospital site and at Goring Hall Hospital. He treats patients from Worthing, Pulborough, Horsham, Chichester, West Sussex and beyond. At Goring Hall Mr Baird treats common conditions such as hernia and haemorrhoids. He also introduced video assisted anal fistula treatment. 
He qualified from the University of Manchester in 2007 and undertook his surgical training in London. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2020 and performed clinical research at The Royal Marsden Hospital with Imperial College London in complex rectal cancer, completing his doctorate in 2022. Mr Baird was trained in Colorectal Surgery at The Royal Marsden Hospital, St Marks Hospital, Imperial Healthcare Trust and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. He completed an RCS accredited laparoscopic cancer fellowship at Frimley Park Hospital with exposure to the Da Vinci and CMR Versius robotic operating platforms where he also worked as a consultant prior to taking a permanent post at the University Hospitals Sussex Trust and Goring Hall.
He has published a variety of papers in prestigious medical journals including the British Medical Journal and the Annals of Surgery.
Mr Baird has a specialised practice in laparoscopic colorectal surgery with an interest in cancer. He also operates on benign conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease and diverticular disease. He has an interest in routine and complex hernias and endoscopy. Further to routine proctology such as haemorrhoids, fissures and skin tags he has a subspecialty interest in fistulae-in-ano and pilonidal sinus disease using minimally invasive (VAAFT/EPSiT) techniques to treat the conditions.
He has memberships with the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland, the European Society of Coloproctology and the British Hernia Society.
Mr Baird is covered by the main insurers (BUPA awaited) and also offers self-pay packages. 

Mr Daniel Baird treats a variety of problems including laparoscopic bowel resection, colorectal cancer, diverticular disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, rectal bleeding, anorectal pain, family history bowel cancer, colonic polyps, changing bowel habit, haemorrhoids, anal fissure, anal fistula, pilonidal sinus, rectal prolapse, proctology, colonoscopy, inguinal hernia, femoral hernia, umbilical hernia, ventral hernia, incisional hernia, benign skin lesions, lipomas and sebaceous cysts.



" I`m impressed with the high standard of treatment and care provided by the staff at Goring Hall Hospital, inclusive of Surgeon Mr. Baird, Anaesthetist Dr. Uncle, nurse Louise, HCA Ali and Vivian catering on 5/03/24. I have no hesitation in recommending the team at Goring Hall Hospital who continues to deliver excellent service as it should be. As a nurse I know what good care and treatment looks like and feels like."

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Clinical Interests

  • Laparoscopic colorectal surgery with an interest in cancer
  • Benign conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease and diverticular disease
  • Routine and complex hernias
  • Endoscopy
  • Proctology such as haemorrhoids, fissures and skin tags
  • Diverticular disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Anorectal pain,
  • Family history bowel cancer
  • Colonic polyps
  • Changing bowel habit
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Anal fissure
  • Anal fistula
  • Pilonidal sinus
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Colonoscopy
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Femoral hernia
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Ventral hernia
  • Incisional hernia
  • Benign skin lesions
  • Lipomas and sebaceous cysts

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
  • European Society of Coloproctology
  • British Hernia Society


General and Colorectal Surgeon, Mr Daniel Baird, discusses piles and the common problems associated with piles, the treatments available to you and the recovery after surgery.

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Hernia Repair

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, Mr Daniel Baird, talks about hernia repair and treatment and causes associated with a hernia.

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