About Mr Stephen Benson
Stephen is an Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, married with two daughters and one son. He graduated from Birmingham University 1991 and undertook his initial surgical training around the West Midlands, UK in General, Vascular and Transplant Surgery. Stephen gained his General FRCS in 1996. Following a period of scientific research Stephen was awarded a Doctorate in Medicine in 2001. Further senior sub-specialty training in Breast and Plastic Surgery led to FRCS with a Breast Specialty exam in 2005.
Later in 2005, Stephen and his family moved permanently to New Zealand where Stephen rotated through Hamilton, North Shore and Auckland Hospitals before becoming a New Zealand Specialist. This combined General and Plastic surgery training enables Stephen to offer a wide range of Breast Surgery including breast cancer surgery, cosmetic breast surgery (augmentation and reduction), benign breast and nipple surgery and breast cancer reconstruction.
Areas of Specialisation
Benign Breast Disease/Surgery, Breast Cancer Surgery, Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, Reconstructive Breast Surgery, Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Varicose Veins, Laser & Surgical Vein Treatments (covered by all insurance companies), Hernia Repair & Skin Cancer Surgery.
Breast ultrasound, Consultations, Core biopsy, Fine needle aspiration (FNA), Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic cholecystectomy with an intraoperative cholangiogram, Open or laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia, Open repair of incisional hernia, Open repair of umbilical hernia.
Comprehensive skin examinations (including dermoscopy), Curettage or diathermy, Incisional biopsy, Punch biopsy, Skin cancer diagnosis and treatment, Skin cancer surgery.
Duplex vein mapping, Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT), Endovenous radiofrequency ablation (closure procedure) for varicose veins, Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy (UGS), Varicose vein assessment, Varicose vein surgery.
MBChB (Birm) 1991, FRCS (Edin) 1996, MD (Birm) 2001, FACP 2011
Oncoplastic Breast Trainee, West Midlands, UK;
Oncoplastic Breast Fellow, Birmingham, UK;
Oncoplastic Breast Fellow, St Marks Breast Centre, Auckland;
Breast Fellow, Auckland City Hosp, Auckland;
Breast Reduction & Mastopexy workshop Auckland;
Breast Augmentation workshop, London, UK
Mercy Breast Clinic – All Breast Surgery
Skin Institute – Skin Cancer, Hernias, Varicose Veins, Cosmetic Breast Surgery
Year of NZ Registration
Contact Mr Stephen Benson
p: 09 623 0347 or m: 021 0274 2441