Consultant Profile

Mr Francis C Wells

Mr Francis C Wells MS, MA, BSc(Hons), FRCS, MB, BS
Practicing at:
Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
    • Thoracic surgery
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon Papworth Hospital NHS Trust Cambs
Honorary Consultant Cardiac Surgeon for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children London
Associate Lecturer University of Cambridge
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons London
Fellow of European Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
Member of the American Association of Thoracic Surgeons
Member of the Southern Thoracic Surgeons Association
Honorary Member of the Scandinavian Thoracic Society
Chairman of the Regional Specialty Training programme in CT Surgery
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01223 266990
Every Thursday evening from 6pm
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I have the largest practice in mitral valve reconstruction in the country and one of the largest in Europe with over 2,500 valves repaired and reconstructed. I lead many educational events in this subject at home and abroad. I also have had a long term interest in all valve surgery in the heart with large numbers operated upon. My audited figures last year revealed an overall mortality of <50% of the predicted logisitic Euroscore risk adjusted data. I also have a long term interest and experience in the management of Aortic disease.
I also have a very large thoracic practice which I have maintained over the last 23 years. I organised and set up the first 2 stop lung cancer service in the UK approx 2 years ahead of the Calman proposals. I am very well versed in ALL surgery within the chest and have always taken an interest in the benign conditions of the chest such as Pectus Deformities, Hypherdrosis and thoracic outlet syndrome.

Personal profile:

In my private life I have a significant profile within the Arts. I am completing many years work on the Anatomical drawings of Leonardo da Vinci, focussing particularly on the Heart. A book on the subject is to be published within the next year. I lecture widely on the subject.
In addition I encourage significant interaction between artists and scientists having had several artists in residence with me over last 10 years.

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Mr Francis C Wells

Mr Francis C Wells Cardiothoracic surgery Consultant, Cambridge, private hospital specialist.

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