MB ChB 1991 Birm; FRCS Edin 1996; MD 2001 Birm


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.


  • Benign breast disease/surgery
  • Breast cancer surgery
  • Oncoplastic breast surgery
  • Reconstructive breast surgery
  • Cosmetic breast surgery
  • Varicose veins


Procedures Offered

Benign Breast Disease

  • Excision breast lumps
  • Microdochectomy
  • Excision phylloides tumour

Breast Cancer

  • Partial or total mastectomy
  • Hookwire wide local excision
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Axillary lymph node clearance

Reconstructive Breast Surgery

  • Pedicled TRAM flap reconstruction
  • Latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction
  • Expander or implant reconstruction
  • Nipple reconstruction

Cosmetic Breast Surgery

  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast lift (Mastopexy)
  • Breast asymmetry surgery
  • Nipple surgery eg. nipple eversion, nipple reduction
  • Excision accessory nipples

Varicose Vein Surgery

  • Laser varicose vein treatment, EVLT
  • Simple varicose veins
  • Complex varicose veins

Prophylactic Breast Surgery

  • Prophylactic mastectomy with or without breast reconstruction for gene positive risk esp. BRCA I and BRCA II

General Surgery

  • All hernias (not laparoscopic)
  • Skin lesions
  • Lipomas and cysts

Title or Designation

General Surgeon

Post-Fellowship Training

Oncoplastic Breast Trainee, West Midlands, UK

Oncoplastic Breast Fellow, Birmingham, UK

Oncoplastic Breast Fellow, St Marks Breast Centre, Auckland

Breast Fellow, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland

Breast Reduction and Mastopexy workshop, Auckland

Breast Augmentation workshop, London, UK


Mr Stephen Benson works at:


Private surgery performed at:

Full NZ Registration Date

6 August 2004

Vocational Scope

General Surgery

Contact Details

Mr Stephen Benson is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following locations:

4 Silverdale St, Silverdale

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123 Remuera Road, Remuera

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Totara Health, 1 McCrae Way, New Lynn, Auckland

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54-56 Currie Street, New Plymouth

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Private Services

Mercy Breast Clinic

This service is available at the following location:

Mercy Breast Clinic, 15 Gilgit Road, Epsom, Auckland

Private Surgical Services

MercyAscot General Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Mercy Hospital, 98 Mountain Road, Epsom, Auckland