Mr Filippo Di Franco is a Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgeon at the North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust and also Director for the Division of Surgery North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.
Mr Di Franco specialises in General Surgery and all aspects of benign upper gastrointestinal surgery and emergency general surgery, including laparoscopic/open surgery for gallstones (cholecystectomy), groin hernias, abdominal wall hernias, hiatus hernia, acid reflux (gastro-oesophageal reflux disease) and acute intra-abdominal conditions such as peptic ulcer disease, bowel obstruction and perforation, appendicitis, cholecystitis, pancreatitis, peritonitis and trauma. He is also a JAG accredited upper gastrointestinal endoscopist.
As an expert witness, Mr Di Franco can be instructed to provide an honest and reliable expert witness report on issues within a General Surgery context and in relation to trauma, personal injury and clinical negligence including breach of duty, causation, condition and prognosis. In addition to desktop reports and/or remote consultation, Mr Di Franco is prepared to undertake medical examination where it is necessary.
Mr Di Franco has undertaken specialist expert witness training and holds the Cardiff University Bond Solon (CUBS) Expert Witness Civil Certificate (2021). To complete the CUBS (Civil) he has undertaken the following Bond Solon Expert Witness training courses:
- Excellence in Report Writing (2019)
- Courtroom Skills (2020)
- Cross-Examination Day (2020)
- Civil Law and Procedure (2020)
Mr Di Franco has been awarded three Clinical Excellence Awards and has been a member of the “Q” (quality) initiative of Health Foundation since 2018 and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons since 2001. As Divisional Director for Surgery at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, he is responsible for the overall performance of the Division of Surgery which includes 15 Departments. He has published some 22 papers in peer-reviewed journals on topics in general surgery. The majority of these papers relate to laparoscopic surgery and emergency surgery.