Mr Francesco Di Fabio

Consultant colorectal surgery and peritoneal malignancy

FRCS (Gen Surg), FEBC, PhD

Professional Memberships

  • General Medical Council
  • European Society of Coloproctology
  • The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland

Clinical Interests

  • Laparoscopic colorectal surgery
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Diverticular disease
  • Peritoneal surface malignancy
  • Pelvic Floor dysfunctions & problems
  • Bowel function after surgery
  • Colorectal screening
  • Bowel cancer screening
  • Laparoscopic hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Staging laparoscopy
  • Transanal endoscopic microsurgery
  • Rectal polyps and early rectal cancers
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Hemorrhoid
  • Pilonidal sinus disease
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Fissure
  • Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoigoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Proctoscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Open hernia repair
  • Second opinion for Colorectal Cancer and Peritoneal Malignancy

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Please note you must have a referral from your GP or health professional prior to your appointment with this Consultant.

If you are being referred for a second opinion please request details to be sent from your consultant or GP including your medical history, details of any relevant procedures, treatment, or scans to [email protected] and we will respond to you as soon as possible. Please also note second opinion appointments are £400 (not including any additional tests needed).

Mr Di Fabio is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at the Basingstoke North Hampshire Hospital – Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is one of the Basingstoke Colorectal Partners at the Hampshire Clinic.

Mr Di Fabio has extensive interest and experience in rectal cancer and has been involved in setting up a dedicated Rectal Cancer Clinic to optimize the management of early and locally advanced rectal cancer. Treatment options include local excision, radical surgery and selectively chemo-radiotherapy as sole treatment (Watch & Wait approach). Surgery is usually performed by laparoscopic (or Keyhole) approach.

In 2018 he set up a dedicated Significant Polyp and Early Colo Rectal Cancer (SPECC) Multidisciplinary Team Meeting to support patients in the decision-making process of these challenging lesions. He regularly performs laparoscopic (Keyhole) colorectal surgery, Transanal Endoscopic Micro-Surgery (TEMS), Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS) and colonoscopy.

His clinical expertise also includes management of patients with diverticular disease and diverticulitis, incisional hernia, haemorrhoids, anal fistula, pilonidal disease, anal lumps, pelvic floor dysfunction and rectal prolapse.

Mr Di Fabio has published numerous papers on colorectal cancer, peritoneal malignancy, enhanced recovery after surgery and patient-reported outcome measures (quality of life and bowel function after colorectal surgery). 

Mr Di Fabio graduated from the University of Brescia School of Medicine (Italy) in 1998. He trained at the University of Brescia, University Hospital Southampton and has been Senior Laparoscopic and Peritoneal Malignancy Fellow at Basingstoke North Hampshire Hospital.

Mr Di Fabio has been clinical fellow at the Philipps University Hospital, Marburg, Germany (2002 and 2004). He has been a research fellow at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, McGill University, Montreal, Canada (2006-2007) focusing on colorectal cancer research.

He was awarded a PhD and Doctor Europaeus in Translational Biomedical Sciences at University of Verona, Italy. He is a Fellow of the European Board of Coloproctology and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.

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