Consultant Profile

Mr  Stephen Bale

Mr  Stephen Bale BSc MBChB FRCS(Ortho)
Practicing at:
Spire Fylde Coast Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Shoulder surgery
    • Upper limb surgery
Special clinical interests:

Upper limb surgery, in particular shoulder surgery, including arthroscopic shoulder surgery for rotator cuff disease, shoulder instability and frozen shoulder. Reconstructive surgery of the shoulder for osteo and rheumatoid arthritis. Sports injuries of the shoulder.

Research interests:

Athroscopic shoulder surgery, rotator cuff

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Programme Director Orthopaedic surgery North West Deanery

Member of British Elbow Shoulder Society

Treasurer for North West Upper Limb Group

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0800 092 9601
Private secretary telephone number:
0800 092 9601
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Bale obtained his medical degree from St Andrews University in Scotland and Manchester Medical School. His post-graduate training was in the north west region, initially as registrar and subsequently as University lecturer in orthopaedic surgery. He was a Sir Harry Platt Research Fellow. Took up consultant appointment in Preston in 1996 and introduced arthroscopic shoulder surgery to Preston. Current practice encompasses all aspects of shoulder surgery. Widely travelled to share shoulder surgery experience in Europe and the US. Regular panel member for international arthroscopic shoulder courses. Active in research and post-graduate orthopaedic training.  Currently Programme Director for training in Trauma and Orthopeadics North West Deanery.  Intercollegiate Examiner for FRCS (Orth).

Personal profile:

Keen sportsman, golf, enjoys football - Manchester United season ticket holder. Mr Bale lives in Lancaster and his family life revolves around his three children.

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