Mr Stephen Lake

Consultant General Surgeon

Practising at

Spire South Bank Hospital

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Treatment information

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

General surgery

Other treatments

  • Colorectal surgery
  • Endoscopy

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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. 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.

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

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

Clinical Interests

General surgery
Colorectal surgery
Laparoscopic surgery

Bowel Cancer Screening, Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

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

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Current NHS posts

Consultant General Surgeon, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

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Financial Interests

Mr Stephen Lake is a director of the Worcestershire Bowel Clinic Limited which provides consultancy services for fees of £10,000 per annum for the purposes of retaining JAG accreditation.

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Private contact details

Telephone 01905 362 220
Private secretary Mrs Anne Long (WBC & Endoscopy Administrator)
Private secretary telephone 01905 362053
Private secretary email