Mr Francis Gardner
Mr Gardner first qualified in 1992 and has found in his career since then has been dedicated to women with both benign and malignant gynaecological conditions. After his training in General Obstetrics and Gynaecology was completed he then spent a further three years of specialist training in Gynaecological Oncology so that he is now dual accredited by the General Medical Council (GMC).
Mr Gardner's special interests include screeening for gynaeological cancers and surgical treatment of benign and malignant gynaecological conditions.
Mr Gardner's focus within his NHS role as Clinical Director for Gynaecology at Queen Alexandra Hospital is for a single visit endometrial cancer screening service for women with post-menopausal bleeding and a single visit menstrual disorders clinic. Both services use colposcopy and where single visits are not appropriate, using minimal access surgery to reduce the length of stay as an inpatient.
Mr Gardner's special clinical interests include:
- Cervical cancer
- Endometrial (womb / uterus) cancer
- Gynaecological cancer
- Laparoscopic surgery
- Menstrual disorders
- Screening for ovarian cancer