Consultant Profile

Mr Stephen Pettit

Mr Stephen Pettit MA, MBChB, ChM, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Ed), DRCOG
Practicing at:
Spire Fylde Coast Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Colorectal surgery
    • Gastrointestinal surgery
Special clinical interests:

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic and colorectal surgery

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant General Surgeon Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Royal College of Surgeons of England
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Association of Surgeons
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland

Association of Laparoscopic Surgeon of Great Britain and Ireland

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01995 601261
Private secretary telephone number:
01995 601261
Tuesday am
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I qualified in medicine from Oxford and Manchester Universities then undertook postgraduate training in the Liverpool and Manchester regions. I was fortunate to work with Professor Sir Miles Irving for 4 years obtaining particular expertise in gastrointestinal and colorectal surgery and the management of inflammatory bowel disease and fistulae. This culminated in the award of a Hunterian Professorship in 1986 for my work on Crohn’s disease and fistulae. As a senior registrar I trained in the newly developing field of laparoscopic surgery. After taking up my post as consultant surgeon in 1991 I developed laparoscopic surgery at both Blackpool Victoria Hospital and Fylde Coast Hospital. I have now personally performed over 4,000 laparoscopic cholecystectomies and over 4,000 laparoscopic hernia repairs. I am a designated colorectal surgeon and perform a wide range of laparoscopic colorectal procedures including right hemicolectomy, anterior resection, abdominoperineal resection and rectopexy. I also perform surgery for complex Crohn’s disease.

Personal profile:

I live in St Michaels on Wyre. I am married, my wife Jacky is a consultant emergency physician at Royal Preston Hospital. We have one son Matthew, a keen Rugby player who attends Lancaster Royal Grammar School.  I am a member of Royal Lytham and St Annes Golf Club and play golf when time permits.  I enjoy scuba diving (in sunny climates only!). Our weekend persuits involve watching Matthew's rugby games, walking in the Lake District and seeing friends.  We both enjoy fine red wines.


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Mr Stephen Pettit

Mr Stephen Pettit General surgery Consultant, Blackpool, Lancashire, private hospital specialist.

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