Mr Daren Francis

General Surgeon

General Surgeon

London, NW8 7JA

30 years of experience

Verified profile

Video
Consultation

General Surgeon

London, NW8 7JA

30 years of experience

Verified profile

Video
Consultation

Patient Trust Score

4.96

36 patient reviews

1 professional endorsement

5.00

Overall Experience

4.94

Bedside manner

4.94

Explanation

19 of 43 total recommendations are for:

Haemorrhoids

(8)

Hernia

(7)

Colon Cancer

(4)

Other

(24)

Recent patient review

21 Jan 2023

An excellent Consultant...

OverviewAboutLocationReviewsEndorsementsFAQ

About

Mr Daren Francis is a leading Consultant Surgeon specialising in laparoscopic, colorectal, and general surgery. He currently holds an NHS position at the Royal Free London Foundation Trust where he is the Lead for Emergency Surgical Services and Colorectal Cancer Services. Additionally, he practices privately with HCA Healthcare at The Harley Street Clinic and The Wellington Hospital. The talented surgeon offers robotic surgery treatments for rectal cancer and prolapse, along with minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures. In 2013, Mr Francis was named in the Tatler Doctors Guide as one of the top 250 doctors in the UK.

After completing his Medical Degree and specialist training he was appointed Consultant in 2005. He is heavily involved in medical education, lecturing at all levels and has had numerous publications throughout his career. He has also been a guest speaker at international level conferences and offers educational seminars for other healthcare professionals. In addition, Mr Francis is the surgical advisor to the BAFTA-winning BBC soap 'Holby City', along with other independent productions.

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Areas of expertise

Based on patient reviews & endorsements by other professionals

  • Haemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Others

Subspecialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery

All conditions and treatments

  • Haemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Anal Fistula
  • Bowel Diversion Surgery
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
  • Bowel Obstruction
  • Bowel Surgery (Colectomy)
  • Diverticulitis

Registered with

General Medical Council

4049221

Qualifications

MBBS, University of London - 1993

FRCS, Royal College of Surgeons of England - 1997

Doctor of Medicine (MD), University of London - 2004

CCST, Royal College of Surgeons - 2005


Professional Memberships:

Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons

languages spoken

  • English

insurers

  • Bupa Platinum
  • General Medical
  • health-on-line
  • Bupa Fee Assured
  • Freedom Healthcare
  • April
  • The Exeter
  • Groupama
  • Simply Health
  • Healix
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Four Points Assistance
  • Allianz Worldwide Care
  • WPA
  • Bupa
  • Legal & General
  • CS Healthcare
  • Saga Insurance
  • Cigna
  • Aviva Health
  • Vitality Health
  • Norwich Union

Location

All locations

The Wellington Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK

4.61

(1968)

Specialist's working hours

at All locations

Monday

Not available

Tuesday

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Wednesday

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Thursday

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Friday

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Saturday

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Sunday

Not available

Reviews

All reviews
Haemorrhoids (8)
Hernia (7)
Colon Cancer (4)
Colorectal Surgery (4)
Colorectal Surgery (4)

36 reviews

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

An excellent Consultant

21 Jan 2023

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Hernia

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Mr Francis was highly professional throughout the two consultations. I was given an excellent explanation of the procedure and what to expect. I was treated with the required level of delicacy given the area of surgery( hernia)

16 Dec 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Hernia

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Excellent, very considerate and understanding

02 Dec 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Haemorrhoids

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Such an excellent doctor , explained about the diagnostic tests very well and really supportive … highly recommended

01 Dec 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Stomach / Abdominal Pain

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Excellent standard of care received, very clear explanations of treatment received, would highly recommend.

24 Oct 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Haemorrhoids

Colorectal Surgery

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Excellent communication skills which explain everything without any frills !!!

21 Oct 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Colon Cancer

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Very accessible specialist, trustworthy and efficient. A solid pair of hands and very much a "Mensch"

11 Aug 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Hernia

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Having had an abdominal wall reconstruction for a large hernia I am delighted with the results and care given to me by Mr Francis. Everything was explained fully at every stage and can’t wait to get back in my swimsuit!

07 Aug 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Hernia

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

His attitude is very friendly with very professional undertones. He explain things in simple terms, and is very open when answering questions.

15 Jul 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Colorectal Surgery

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

I found Mr Francis to have a very relaxing manner, happy to discuss my issue at length, taking the time to reassure me and giving the right level of detail in response to my questions. I would not hesitate to recommend him.

17 Jun 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Haemorrhoids

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Endorsements

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Most endorsed treatments/conditions

All endorsements
Bowel Cancer (1)
General Surgery (1)
Hernia Repair (Keyhole) (1)

1 endorsement

Daren is a well respected and knowledgeable expert with a very friendly bed side manner and is extremely well liked by his patients.

30 Jun 2020

Endorsed for

Bowel Cancer
General Surgery
Hernia Repair (Keyhole)

Mr Andrew Goldberg OBE

Orthopaedic Surgery

Is a colleague

FAQ

What are Mr Daren Francis's reviews like?

Mr Daren Francis's overall patient rating is 4.96 out of 5 stars on Doctify. This is based on 36 reviews

What languages does Mr Daren Francis speak?

Mr Daren Francis speaks English

Where is Mr Daren Francis located?

Mr Daren Francis primarily practices at The Wellington Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK, located at St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
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does Mr Daren Francis accept new patients?

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