Mr Stephen Lake
Consultant General Surgeon
MB ChB, MD, FRCS
I am a Consultant General Surgeon specialising in laparoscopic colorectal (keyhole bowel) surgery. I have had key roles 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, I am a co-founder of the Worcestershire Bowel Clinic.
I graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1978 with a First Class Honours Degree in Medicine. Having completed junior doctor posts in the United Birmingham Hospitals and being awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (1982), I undertook surgical training at the Royal Free Hospital in London. I was then appointed as Lecturer in Surgery at the University of Leicester during which time I completed my surgical training and under took a period of surgical research, for which I was awarded a Doctorate (MD) by the University of Leicester and in addition, a Hunterian Professorship by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
I was appointed to the Worcester Royal Infirmary as a Consultant General Surgeon in 1991. During this time as consultant surgeon in Worcester I have undertaken a number of service delivery and management roles including Clinical Director for Cancer Services, Clinical Director for Surgery and Endoscopy.
Although still a Consultant General Surgeon as I fully participate in the general surgical emergency commitment of the Worcestershire Royal Hospital, I specialise in colorectal disease and in particular the investigation and treatment of patients by endoscopic (flexible telescope) and laparoscopic (keyhole) techniques.
I was appointed as an Intercollegiate Examiner (final assessor of Surgical Trainees) by the Intercollegiate Examination Board in 2006.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Stephen Lake at Spire include: