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SUBSPECIALTIES

Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery

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LANGUAGES

english, italian

About

Mr Di Franco graduated medicine in 1995 and came to the UK where he completed both his basic and higher surgical training in the North East of England. He is a Consultant General Surgeon at Hinchingbrooke Hospital since 2011, where he specialised in upper gastrointestinal and laparoscopic surgery. 

During his surgical training, Mr Di Franco trained at the famous Northern Oesophago-Gastric Unit, one of the largest units of the kind in the UK.  During this time, he also completed his research under the supervision of Professor Griffin, having written a thesis on perioperative immunonutrition in patients undergoing surgery for oesophagogastric cancer. His interest in research still drives him to publish in peer-reviewed journals and present at national and international conferences. 

Mr Di Franco is a vastly experienced general surgeon, particularly in the field of laparoscopic repair of groin hernias and other abdominal wall hernias including incisional, umbilical and epigastric hernias. He also performs over 100 laparoscopic cholecystectomies per year. 

Mr Di Franco is also involved in teaching, currently being the educational supervisor and also a teacher for medical students and surgical trainees. He also contributes to the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Surgery and Oxford Handbook of Operative Surgery. 

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Medical Procedures

  • Upper gastrointestinal surgery
  • Hernias, including inguinal hernia
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy 

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Special Interests

  • Hernia
  • Femoral Hernia
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Gallstones

 

Education

Education:

  • State Exam (1995) - Universita Degli Studi di Catania

Memberships:

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons 
  • Associations of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons
  • British Medical Association

Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-05-2018
I found my experience with Mr Filippo Di Franco from our first consultation onwards very professional and factual. The process was explained from start to finish in a way I could understand. He made me feel comfortable and relaxed, and would have no hesitation on seeing him again or recommending him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-05-2018
Mr Di Franco recently removed my gallbladder using keyhole surgery. I cannot recommend him highly enough. He was extremely thorough with the initial consultation and diagnostic tests, and I am delighted with the results of the surgery and the speed of my recovery.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-05-2018
After having been rushed into hospital with sudden Acute Pancreatitis. Having been so very poorly and extremely worried (it had been explained to me how serious the Pancreatitis was) I was immediately, on meeting Mr Di Franco, reassured and a date arranged for the procedure. His care and professionalism was outstanding as was my care during the procedure and over night stay from his team and nursing staff. Mr Di Franco's follow up care has been second to none, every question big or small has been answered considerately and fully, at every point under Mr Di Franco's care I have felt totally at ease and extremely well cared for. I can highly recommend Mr Di Franco and his team. My thanks to Mr Di Franco and his wonderful team, after going through what was a worrying time having been so well looked after has made all the difference to my recovery.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-05-2018
I was apprehensive about my hernia operation. However after my first meeting with Mr Di Franco, his steely professionalism inspired me with confidence. The operation, I understand, went smoothly and my convalescence took place without incident. At the post-operation check-up I found Mr Di Franco to be a man of immense personal charm.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-11-2017
In May 2017 Mr Di Franco removed my gallbladder. Despite the fact that it turned out not to be a straightforward operation (the gallbladder was completely blocked, very distended and inflamed), he still managed to complete the procedure through keyhole surgery. All my appointments, as well as the surgery, took place at the Spire Cambridge Lea hospital, and I really cannot fault the care I received. I was kept informed about what was being done, and everybody I had contact with, from Mr Di Franco and the wonderfully reassuring anaesthetist whose name escapes me to the nurses who looked after me so well for the 24 hours I was kept in afterwards and the staff on reception, were kind, patient, efficient and capable. Now I just need to lose the weight I have gained since I've been able to eat butter and cream again...! Thankyou all, so much. I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that, after seven years of increasing pain, you have given me back my life.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-11-2017
In May 2017 Mr Di Franco removed my gallbladder. Despite the fact that it turned out not to be a straightforward operation (the gallbladder was completely blocked, very distended and inflamed), he still managed to complete the procedure through keyhole surgery. All my appointments, as well as the surgery, took place at the Spire Cambridge Lea hospital, and I really cannot fault the care I received. I was kept informed about what was being done, and everybody I had contact with, from Mr Di Franco and the wonderfully reassuring anaesthetist whose name escapes me to the nurses who looked after me so well for the 24 hours I was kept in afterwards and the staff on reception, were kind, patient, efficient and capable. Now I just need to lose the weight I have gained since I've been able to eat butter and cream again...! Thankyou all, so much. I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that, after seven years of increasing pain, you have given me back my life.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

21-02-2017

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