Mr Daren Leslie Francis

Personal profile

"A general surgical advisor for the BBC's Holby City, Francis specialises in treating colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, pelvic-floor disorders, gallbladder problems and all types of hernias".

Mr Francis qualified from The Royal London Hospital in 1993 and completed his senior house officer training at St Bartholomews and Whipps Cross Hospitals. Following this he began specialist registrar training on the North East Thames Higher Surgical Rotation involving general, colorectal and laparoscopic training at The Whittington, Princess Alexandra Hospital Harlow, University College London, Chase Farm and Colchester Hospitals. During this time he carried out research at the Middlesex Hospital, London and was awarded an MD Thesis for his work on the role of Positron Emission Tomography in Colorectal Cancer.

In addition, he spent time gaining specialist colorectal experience at the Middlesex Hospital and advanced laparoscopic experience at the internationally renowned unit at Colchester Hospital where he received advanced training in laparoscopic gall bladder, hernia and colorectal surgery. Mr Francis is also a keen endoscopist and regularly performs both upper and lower endoscopy.

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons

Clinical Interests

  • Advanced laparoscopic surgery
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Colorectal cancer
  • PET imaging in gastrointestinal malignancies

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