Consultant Profile

Mr Stephen Lake

Mr Stephen Lake MB ChB, MD, FRCS
Practicing at:
Spire South Bank Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Colonoscopy
    • Colorectal surgery
    • Endoscopy
Special clinical interests:

Bowel Cancer Screening
Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant General Surgeon, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

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

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

Part-time positions in Spire:

Mr Stephen Lake is a director of the Worcestershire Bowel Clinic Limited which provides consultancy services to the hospital for up to 23 days per year, for fees of £250 per hour (capped at £2,000 per day). Duties include accreditation and compliance advice, and delivery of staff training, business and clinical service development support, education programmes, safety audits and outcomes.

Financial interests/shares:

Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group plc.

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01905 362 220
Private secretary:
Kim Parkes
Private secretary telephone number:
01905 362 284
Monday evening, all day Wednesday
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Stephen Lake graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1978 with a First Class Honours Degree in Medicine. Having completed his junior doctor posts in the United Birmingham Hospitals and being awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (1982), he undertook surgical training at the Royal Free Hospital in London. He was then appointed as Lecturer in Surgery at the University of Leicester during which time he completed his surgical training and under took a period of surgical research, for which he was awarded a Doctorate (MD) by the University of Leicester and in addition, a Hunterian Professorship by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Stephen was appointed to the Worcester Royal Infirmary as a Consultant General Surgeon in 1991.

Although still a Consultant General Surgeon as he fully participates in the general surgical emergency commitment of the Worcester Royal Hospital, Stephen specialises in colorectal disease and in particular the investigation and treatment of patients by endoscopic (flexible telescope) and laparoscopic (key-hole) techniques.

During his time as consultant surgeon in Worcester he has undertaken a number of service delivery and management roles including Clinical Director for Cancer Services, Clinical Director for Surgery and Endoscopy. He has had a key role in introducing a number of very successful clinical services into Worcestershire including laparoscopic colorectal surgery and enhanced endoscopy techniques such as the national bowel cancer screening programme. In addition, Stephen is a co-founder of the Worcestershire Bowel Clinic.

Stephen was appointed as an Intercollegiate Examiner (final assessor of Surgical Trainees) by the Intercollegiate Examination Board in 2006.

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Mr Stephen Lake

Mr Stephen Lake General surgery Consultant, Worcester, private hospital specialist.

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