Miss Frances Hughes
Consultant General Surgeon
MB BS, MS, FRCS (England) FRCS (General Surgery)
I qualified from the London Hospital Medical College in 1988 and immediately entered surgical training. I undertook my training at a number of London hospitals, spending some time at centres of excellence in both Japan and Australia, and gained a wide range of experience in general surgery as well as developing my expertise in gastrointestinal surgery. I undertook research at the Royal London Hospital in the field of gut motility, and was awarded the degree of Master of Surgery. I was appointed as consultant surgeon in 2000, at Southend Hospital and provide services at Southend and at two major hospitals in London.
Throughout my career she has developed an expertise in all aspects of abdominal surgery, including surgery of the gall bladder, stomach, oesophagus and intestines, and hernias.
I provide expert care in the diagnosis and treatment of surgical conditions of the gastrointestinal system and have many years of experience in undertaking minimal access surgery (keyhole surgery) in patients, aiding the rapid recovery from their operation.
I am a nationally accredited trainer for general and laparoscopic surgery, and am closely involved with the training of surgeons, locally, nationally and internationally.
I welcome appropriate patients wishing to refer and pay for treatment themselves without the need for a GP's letter of referral.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Frances Hughes at Spire include:
Rectal examination under anaesthetic (Rectal EUA), Splenectomy, Anal warts, fissure and fistula surgery, Gastroesophageal surgery, Excision of skin lesions, Mole removal, Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, Gastrointestinal tract surgery, Reflux surgery, Abdominal adhesion surgery, Appendicectomy and Polypectomy.
Spire Wellesley Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
FRCS (General) / Intercollegiate Specialty Board of Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Great Britain / 1999
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (General Surgery)
MB, BS / University of London / 1988
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
FRCS(England) / England / 1992
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
MS / University of London / 1998
Master of Science degree
Association of Coloproctologists of Great Britain and Ireland
Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
Member of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Clinical Director, Surgical Directorate, Royal London Hospital.
Clinical Lead for Upper GI Surgery, Surgical Directorate, BartsHealth NHS Trust
Clinical Network Lead, General Surgery, BartsHealth NHS Trust
Consultant General Surgeon, Royal London Hospital, Barts Health Trust
Consultant General Surgeon, University College Hospital, London
Consultant General surgeon, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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