Mr Francis Wells, Consultant Surgeon
Switchboard 01480 830541
Fax 01480 831315
Tel 01480 364421
Cardiothoracic Surgery; Thoracic Surgery
Specialist Clinical Interests
The management of all forms of heart valve disease.
Mitral valve reconstruction; aortic valve repair and surgery of the aorta.
Initially trained in London and the United States, Mr Wells has worked at Papworth Hospital as a consultant cardiothoracic surgeon since 1986. His specialist area of cardiac surgical interest is the management of all forms of heart valve disease, especially mitral valve reconstruction.
Mr Wells has the largest experience in the United Kingdom and among the largest in the world with over 3,000 cases completed achieving a near 100% repair rate for leaking mitral valves with mortality at less than 1.0% for first time procedures. His aim is to achieve a normally functioning valve. He also has an interest in aortic valve repair and surgery of the aorta.
In his thoracic practice, Mr Wells offers a full range of surgical procedures for lung cancer and all benign diseases in the chest. This includes hyperhydrosis, thoracic outlet syndrome and pectus deformities.
17 May 2013
Meeting of the Board of Directors
15 May 2013
Papworth gains national recognition for TAVI