Consultant Profile

Mr Daren Francis

Mr Daren Francis MBBS, MD, FRCS(Gen)
Practicing at:
Spire Bushey Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Colonoscopy
    • Colorectal surgery
    • Gastrointestinal surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
Special clinical interests:
Advanced laparoscopic surgery (ranging from laparoscopic hernia repair to both benign and malignant gastrointestinal resection), colorectal surgery
Research interests:
Laparoscopic surgery, imaging of colorectal cancer using positron emission tomography, haemorrhoids
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant Surgeo - Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Royal College of Surgeons of England
Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
020 8901 5555
Private secretary telephone number:
020 8351 3164
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Sunday mornings
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Daren Francis qualified from The Royal London Hospital in 1993 and completed his senior house officer training at St Bartholomew's and Whipps Cross Hospitals. Following this he began specialist registrar training on the North East Thames Higher Surgical Rotation involving general, colorectal and laparoscopic training at The Whittington, Princess Alexandra Hospital Harlow, University College London, Chase Farm and Colchester Hospitals. During this time he carried out research at the Middlesex Hospital, London, and was awarded an MD thesis for his work on the role of positron emission tomography in colorectal cancer.

In addition, Mr Francis has spent time gaining specialist colorectal experience at the Middlesex Hospital and advanced laparoscopic experience at the internationally renowned unit at Colchester Hospital, where he attended advanced training courses in laparoscopic biliary and hernia surgery and laparoscopic colorectal surgery. Mr Francis is also a keen endoscopist and regularly performs both upper and lower endoscopy.

Mr Francis has been a consultant surgeon at Chase Farm Hospital since October 2005 where he provides a laparoscopic, colorectal and general surgical service.

Mr Francis' main clinical interests include advanced laparoscopic surgery (ranging from laparoscopic hernia repair to both benign and malignant gastrointestinal resections), colorectal surgery and endoscopy. He also has wide experience in general surgical conditions.

He is an international expert in PET imaging in regards to gastrointestinal malignancies and has published much peer-reviewed work in this field including book chapters.

Mr Francis provides a consultation, diagnostic and surgical service in line with his special interests at Spire Bushey Hospital.

Personal profile:
I am a general surgical advisor to BBC television drama Holby City. I have been involved in this medical drama for over two years and I am currently working on my third series.

I enjoy many sports both as a spectator and player, including rugby, football, cricket and tennis. I enjoy watching films and travelling, and I also enjoy spending much of my leisure time with my young family.

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Mr Daren Francis

Mr Daren Francis General surgery Consultant, Bushey, Watford, private hospital specialist.

Named in Britain's top 250 consultants
TATLER Doctors Guide 2013

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