Miss Frances Hughes

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 I have developed an expertise in all aspects of abdominal surgery, including surgery of the gallbladder, 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.

Below is feedback from some of my patients at Spire Wellesley Hospital:

'I believe that miss Hughes explained everything about the job in hand and I was happy with the way it all went.'


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Frances Hughes at Spire include:

General surgery

Other treatments

  • Abdominal adhesion surgery
  • Appendicectomy and Polypectomy
  • Gastrointestinal tract surgery
  • Rectal examination under anaesthetic (Rectal EUA)
  • Reflux surgery
  • Splenectomy,Gastroesophageal surgery
  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy

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Additional information

General surgery
Gastrointestinal surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Minimal access surgery
Pancreatic and biliary surgery

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

Professional memberships

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

Professional leadership

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.