Mr Stephen Pettit

Consultant General Surgeon


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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 four 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 Spire Fylde Coast Hospital.

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.

I enjoy performing laparoscopic gallbladder and hernia surgery and have now personally performed over 4,000 laparoscopic cholecystectomies and over 4,000 laparoscopic hernia repairs.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Stephen Pettit at Spire include:

General surgery

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General surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Colorectal surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Gastrointestinal surgery

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy / Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair / Laparoscopic repair of recurrent inguinal hernia / Laparoscopic repair of bilateral inguinal hernias / Umbilical hernia repair

Consultant General Surgeon, Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

I live in St Michaels on Wyre with my wife Jacky who is a consultant emergency physician at Royal Preston Hospital. We have one son Matthew, a keen Rugby player who is studying medicine at Cambridge University. I am a member of Royal Lytham and St Annes Golf Club and play golf when time permits. I enjoy scuba diving. Our weekend pursuits involve  walking in the Lake District and seeing friends.