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Veronique Bataille: Cancer Specialist, Hertfordshire and London

Consultant Cancer Specialist, Hertfordshire and London: Veronique Bataille
Consultant Cancer Specialist, Hertfordshire and London: Veronique Bataille

A London and Hertfordshire-based consultant dermatologist offering expert diagnosis and treatment for skin cancer with a special interest in melanoma, atypical mole syndrome, familial melanoma and family cancer syndromes.

Dr Veronique Bataille is Consultant Dermatologist at West Herts NHS Trust.  She offers private screening, diagnosis and treatment for skin cancer at independent clinics in London and Hertfordshire:

  • Princess Grace Hospital, London W1
  • The Medical Chambers Kensington, London SW5
  • Spire Harpenden Hospital, Hertfordshire

An experienced skin cancer specialist

Dr Bataille graduated from the Louvain Medical School in Brussels and undertook her dermatology training in London, initially at St John's Institute of Dermatology at St Thomas's Hospital and then at St George's Hospital.  During this time she developed a particular interest in skin cancer and melanoma, completing a PhD on the genetic epidemiology of skin and eye melanoma at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund and the Royal London Hospital, and working for several months in the Sydney Melanoma Unit in Australia.

In 1996 Dr Bataille was appointed Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Dermatologist at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry where she was lead clinician for the provision of melanoma clinical services.  Now Skin Cancer Lead at West Herts NHS Trust and Network Lead for the Hertfordshire Skin Cancer Task Force, she provides specialist care for patients with skin cancer and continues to be involved in research on the role that genetics play in common skin disorders, including melanoma and other skin cancers.

What is melanoma skin cancer?

One of the most common cancers worldwide, skin cancer has two main types: non-melanoma and melanoma. 

Accounting for 95% of cases, non-melanoma skin cancers usually develop in the outermost skin layer and tend to be very slow growing, presenting as a lump or lesion that does not heal.  The risk of a non-melanoma skin cancer spreading to other parts of the body is low, especially if identified and treated early.

Melanoma skin cancer is a serious and rare type of the disease that often appears as a new mole, or as a change in an existing mole.  Melanomas have certain characteristics that distinguish them from ordinary moles, easily summarised using the ABCDE checklist:

A - Asymmetrical.  Melanomas have an irregular shape and asymmetric halves.
B - Border.  Melanomas have a ragged, uneven border.
C - Colours.  Unlike normal moles, melanomas are a mix of two or more colours.
D - Diameter.  Melanomas are larger than normal moles (more than 6mm in diameter)
E - Enlargement or evolution.  A mole that changes in size or characteristics over time may
      be a melanoma.

Expert diagnosis and treatment of melanoma skin cancer in Hertfordshire and London

Dr Bataille is highly experienced in the assessment of suspect skin lesions and moles, surgically removing the area for microscopic examination to determine whether cancer cells are present.  In the case of a melanoma being diagnosed, a further operation may be necessary to remove a wider margin of skin and, if there is a concern that the cancer may have spread beyond the skin, a sentinel node biopsy to check the nearest lymph nodes for cancer cells may be performed.

If diagnosed early, surgical excision of the melanoma is often successful and the only form of treatment needed, however melanomas that have spread may need other types of cancer therapies and Dr Bataille works with allied health professionals such as oncologists and plastic surgeons to provide multidisciplinary skin cancer care where necessary.

GMC Number:              3043925        Check this doctor's GMC registration

Date of registration:   28 Oct 1985

Accreditation and admitting rights at private hospitals  

Mr. Veronique Bataille  is an accredited consultant for the UK's leading private healthcare providers and private hospitals including HCA Hospitals, Spire Healthcare.

HCA admitting rights
Spire admitting rights

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Dr Veronique Bataille,Princess Grace Hospital , 47 Nottingham Place, London, W1U 5LZ  

Tel: 01895 628 886

Appts: 01895 628 886 (Lisa)

Fax: 01895 628 885

Email: medilinxheather@btconnect.com

Web: www.dermatology-consultant.co.uk


Private secretary


Tel: 01895 628 886

Fax: 01895 628 885

Email: medilinxheather@btconnect.com


Billing enquiries 

Kathe Marshall

Tel: 0115 900 3224

Email: kate.marshall@phf.com


Areas of expertise

Treatments offered

  • Mole and skin cancer screening
  • Mole and suspicious lesion biopsy and removal
  • Melanoma treatment
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Cryotherapy

Qualifications and memberships


Professional memberships 


Places of work

Private treatment

Princess Grace Hospital, 47 Nottingham Place, London, W1U 5LZ

Tel: 01895 628886

Fax: 01895 628885

Email: medilinxheather@btconnect.com

Web: www.theprincessgracehospital.com  


Spire Harpenden Hospital, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 4BP

Tel: 01582 763 191

Web: www.spirehealthcare.com 


The Medical Chambers, 10 Knaresborough Place, London, SW5 0TG

Tel: 020 7244 4200

Email: reception@themedicalchambers.com
Web: www.themedicalchambers.com


NHS treatment

West Herts NHS Trust,Hemel Hempstead Hospital, Hillfield Road, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4AD

Tel: 01442 213 141

Email: info@whht.nhs.uk

Web: www.westhertshospitals.nhs.uk