Mr Stephen Benson



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


Stephen is an Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon and Varicose Vein Specialist, 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. Following further training and experience in non-surgical Varicose Veins procedures Stephen was awarded Fellowship of the Australasian College of Phlebology in 2011.

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. The 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. The combined vascular and transplant training enables Stephen to offer the full range of surgical and non surgical varicose vein treatments including sclerotherapy, Laser and Radiofrequency Ablation.

Stephen sits on the Board of the Australasian College of Phlebology (ACP) and the Board of Censors. Stephen is an examiner for the ACP and Chairman of the New Zealand branch of the ACP.


  • 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

Consultant Surgeon, General Surgeon, Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, Phlebologist

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
  • Ultrasound in Phlebology Course, Gold Coast, Australia


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:

Private Services

Mercy Breast Clinic

This service is available at the following location:

Mercy Breast Clinic, 15 Gilgit Road, Epsom, Auckland

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Specialised Primary Healthcare - Skin Cancer Services

Skin Clinic Taranaki

This service is available at the following location:

183 Powderham Street, New Plymouth

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Private Services

Skin Institute

This service is available at the following location:

125 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland

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