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Dr Richard Guinness

Consultant Interventional Radiologist

Veincentre Exeter

NHS Base: Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

GMC No: 4231600

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Dr Richard Guinness is the Lead Interventional Radiologist at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. He has been a Interventional Radiology consultant in Exeter since 2008.

He trained in medicine at Guy’s and Thomas’ Medical School (London University).

After completion of basic surgical training (MRCS) he specialised in Radiology (FRCR) completing specialist training in Interventional Radiology (IR) 2007. Following this he completed a Fellowship in IR at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada.

He is now the lead IR in Exeter and a trainer in the South-West IR training scheme.

Professional Summary
Current Post Consultant Interventional Radiologist
Hospital Royal Devon & Exeter University Hospital
GMC Number 4231600
Qualifications MBBS BSc University of London (Guys & Thomas’)
Specialities Vascular, Radiology
First Year of Qualification 1995
Languages Spoken English
Registered with Health Insurers All major health insurers – please contact Head Office
Member of Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Society of Interventional Radiologists
Fellow of Royal College of Radiologists
Professional Interests
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Interventional radiological Vascular access for dialysis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease – Investigation, Medical, Radiological and Surgical Management
  • Venous thrombolysis and management
  • Interventional oncology
  • Percutaneous Vascular Access –Hickman lines and Port
  • Paediatric Vascular access
  • Fibroid embolisation
  • Prostate embolisation
  • Phlebology


Dr Guinness’ Veincentre Clinic Sessions

Veincentre Exeter
Thursday: 9:00 – 18:00

Dr Guinness works at Veincentre on the above day. If you book an initial consultation with Dr Guinness, all your future appointments will be with Dr Guinness in Exeter throughout your treatment journey. As such, it is important to note that if you opt to go ahead with treatment this will be undertaken with Dr Guinness on the day above (as will all future follow-up appointments).

Occasionally Dr Guinness may open up a list on another day, especially during our busy periods, however we cannot guarantee appointment dates on any other day than a Tuesday even if a previous appointment was on a different day. If you are unable to attend one of Dr Guinness’ dates and hence wish to switch consultants, you will need to attend and pay for a new consultation with another consultant prior to any treatment being undertaken. Please take care when choosing which consultant/ date to book.

Please note that due to holidays Dr Guinness may not be available every Tuesday.

“The Veincentre is the leading varicose vein service in the country offering over 20 years experience in this specialist field.

I admire the principles that underpin the organisation, openness and honesty, the highest quality treatment, a safety first culture, value for money, respect for patients.

I enjoy working at the Veincentre, I enjoy the working environment and the culture of the organisation and am proud of the service it provides.“

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