A member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Dr Edward Maitland Ball has been at the forefront of bringing world-class surgical hair restoration techniques to the UK.
His background is in cosmetic medicine, general practice and plastic surgery. Trained in microsurgery and dermatology, he worked for 10 years as a member of the skin cancer surgery team at University Hospital Southampton. He was handpicked to undertake his Fellowship in Hair Restoration Surgery in Beverley Hills, California under the mentorship of Dr. Craig L. Ziering. He subsequently became Clinical Director of Ziering Medical UK, before founding The Maitland Clinic in 2015.
Dr Ball himself became one of the first patients to undergo an FUE hair restoration procedure using the revolutionary ARTAS® Robotic System. This gave him an invaluable insight into the experience of hair loss and hair loss treatment and puts him in a unique position to understand and empathise with patients who are considering undergoing surgery. He firmly believes that hair restoration is a life-changing experience and an ongoing journey, which means that patients should receive full care and attention throughout the process and beyond. This principle is at the heart of The Maitland Clinic’s ethos.
With his dual background in cosmetic medicine and surgery, Dr Ball has a thorough understanding of the technical and artistic requirements of hair restoration. He is renowned in the industry for his painstaking attention to detail and perfectionism in achieving a natural result – and has been described as ‘a true artist’!
Dr Ball is regularly invited to lecture to hair restoration peers in the UK and as far afield as Prague, Chicago, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. He has featured on UK television, on Channel 4’s “How Not To Get Old” and internationally on BBC’s World Service and Kuwaiti and South American prime time TV. His work has been published in numerous highly respected medical journals including The British Journal of Plastic Surgery, The British Journal of Dermatology, The Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Burns Journal, and Clinical and Experimental Dermatology. He enjoys teaching trainee doctors and medical students, and has deliberately selected the surgical staff of The Maitland Clinic from amongst the people he has personally trained.
Dr Edward Maitland Ball holds the following memberships and qualifications:
He is fully registered with the General Medical Council.
Away from the clinic, Dr Ball is a keen sportsman, taking every opportunity to swim, surf, sail or cycle in his spare time, and in his younger days he even represented Great Britain in the World Rowing Championships.
Fortunately, his sporting interests are shared by his wife, who is also a doctor, and their two children.
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