GMC Number: 6076367
On the Specialist Register
Year of Qualification: 2003
Mr Stephenson is a fully trained general surgeon. General surgery is a broad specialty encompassing several body areas but particularly the abdomen.
Mr Stephenson participates in a 1 in 3 on call consultant rota at Jersey General Hospital which, in addition to his extensive training in the UK, makes him very experienced at handling a wide range of conditions. The most common are hernias, gallstones, abdominal pains, lumps and bumps.
Breast surgeons are trained as general surgeons, but then develop a subspecialty interest in breast. Mr Stephenson’s subspecialty is breast surgery however he has been trained beyond the usual standard into what is known as oncoplastic breast surgery. This is a relatively new subspecialty which is now becoming the gold standard in the management of breast cancer. Old style general surgeons would traditionally perform a very limited range of operations, which meant care was not as customised to the individual patient.
Mr Stephenson offers the full range of modern breast surgery meaning that he can perform breast reconstructions when mastectomy has been necessary but also more complex surgery to remove cancers but salvage the breast. Prior to late 2013 all breast cancer patients in Jersey needing complex breast surgery needed to travel off island, this is now almost never needed.
Mr Stephenson has a very large range of experience of breast surgery. He is the only breast consultant surgeon in Jersey and there are approximately 90-100 new cancer diagnoses per year, which is enough to keep any surgeon very busy!