Mr Daren Francis


Consultant Surgeon with an interest in Laparoscopic, Colorectal and General Surgery

Clinical profile

I have been a Consultant surgeon for nearly 13 years. My NHS and private practice includes the specialities of colorectal, laparoscopic/endoscopic surgery and general surgery.

In 2013 I was named in the Tatler Doctors Guide as one of the top 250 doctors in the UK.

Within colorectal surgery I provide a full range of subspeciality consultation and surgery.

I have performed over 500 colorectal resections. Of which 80% are carried out laparoscopically. All of my colorectal resection patients go through an Enhanced Recovery Programme.

I am a general surgical advisor to the BBC television drama β€œHolby City”. I have been involved in this medical drama for over ten years.This BAFTA award winning show is a regular prime time fixture and attracts up to 9 million viewers. I am involved in the whole process from story ideas through to reading scripts. I attend regular medical meetings with the full production team and advise on set for theatre scenes.

I enjoy many sports and am a fully accredited Level 1 Football Association Coach.

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Hospital Locations

Hadley Wood Hospital

Procedures offered

  • Lapararoscopic colorectal surgery
  • Extralevator abdominoperineal excisions for rectal cancer
  • TAMIS procedures for early rectal cancers and benign rectal tumours
  • Laparoscopic rectopexy for rectal prolapse
  • Robotic surgery for rectal cancer and rectal prolapse
  • Advanced resectional surgery for recurrent colorectal cancer.
  • Upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy as well as gall bladder and hernia surgery

Research interests

  • As a medical educator, I have been the postgraduate lead for surgery at the Trust for the past 6 years and have set up a very successful Basic Surgical Skills course.
  • I regularly review manuscripts for major surgical journals.
  • I have increased my clinical research and have published numerous papers in my specialist field as well as writng numerous book chapters.
  • In 2012 I became an Hononary Senior Lecturer for the Division of Medicine at the University College London (UCL).

Mr Daren Francis, Consultant Surgeon with an interest in Laparoscopic, Colorectal and General Surgery is available to be seen for consultations at Royal Free London