Mr Stranks attended medical school at St George’s Hospital Medical School. He completed a BSc in Basic Medical Sciences with Anatomy in 1980 and qualified in 198 and gained his fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1989. Mr Stranks worked as a Wessex Rotational Registrar at QAH Portsmouth and Lord Mayor Treloar Hospital and was a senior registrar at Southampton. He sat the FRCS (Orth) in 1995.
He was appointed a consultant at the Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Basingstoke in 1995. Initially as a general Orthopaedic Surgeon but after a few years he developed an interest in lower limb arthroplasty. Most of his time is taken performing hip primary and revision arthroplasty.
Over the last few years, Mr Stranks has developed an interest in M. I. S. hip surgery and Rapid Recovery. He has enjoyed teaching ever since becoming a doctor and more so since becoming a consultant. Mr Stranks has run the registrar teaching in Basingstoke since 1995 and for the last few years, looked after the Houseman/Foundation doctors. He is an examiner for the FRCS Orth Exam.
Mr Stranks is married with two children and dog and lives in the countryside outside Basingstoke. He has quite a wide range of interests from music to gardening and holidays abroad.