Mr Francis Gardner is a highly experienced obstetrician and gynaecologist. He is an expert in benign and malignant gynaecological conditions. Mr Gardner has advanced skills in both minimal access laparoscopic surgery, hysteroscopic surgery and colposcopy. He has experience in complex benign and gynaecological cancer surgeries and surgery in patients with medical co-morbidities.
Mr Gardner is an expert in awake patient procedures such as hysteroscopic myomectomy, polypectomy and endometrial ablation. He has been invited to speak at various conferences related to gynaecology in Europe, the Middle East, America, Australia and South Africa.
After completing training in general obstetrics and gynaecology, Mr Gardner continued his studies to become specialised in gynaecological oncology to become registered as dual accredited by the GMC.
Mr Gardner is a former clinical director for gynaecology at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, where he led the development of the single visit endometrial cancer screening service for women with postmenopausal bleeding. He introduced the use of a hysteroscopic morcellator which has facilitated the treatment of polyps and submucous fibroids without general anaesthesia or sedation.
Mr Gardner has been awarded prizes for his work at national and international meetings, including The North American Menopause Society Meeting, British Gynaecological Cancer Society Scientific Meeting and The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists World Congress Meeting. In addition, he's had work published in various journals such as The British Journal of Cancer, The Lancet, Gynaecological Oncology and Climacteric.