Mr Stellakis has been a consultant surgeon specialising in diseases of the bowel and the abdominal wall for nearly 14 years and is a senior general surgeon at the Hospital. He has a vast experience in laparoscopic (keyhole) and endoscopic surgery and is one of only 57 Consultant Surgeons in the UK who made up part of the national training programme allowed to train other consultants in advanced keyhole techniques for removing bowel cancers. Mr Stellakis set up from scratch the keyhole bowel cancer service at Warwick Hospital, lead the implementation of the state of the art operating suite and pioneered these surgical techniques in the Midlands. He has trained numerous fellows, junior surgeons and consultants. He also treats benign diseases of the bowel including irritable bowel syndrome.
He trained predominantly in London but also at various international institutes of excellence including Strasbourg and Paris. He completed a fellowship in laparoscopic bowel surgery at Frimley Park Hospital in 2004 prior to taking up his consultant post. He is a skilled diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopist who is audited on a regular basis having performed over 5000 endoscopic/colonoscopy procedures. His comfort and patient satisfaction scores are excellent.
Mr Stellakis has a specific interest in keyhole repair of hernias and sports groin injuries. He has developed the Warwickshire Hernia Centre that specialises in all types of abdominal hernia surgery including recurrent hernias and complex hernias. He is one of the few UK surgeons who has performed over 1500 TEP laparoscopic hernias with excellent audited results. This technique, whilst more complex to perform than other keyhole or open repairs, affords the patient less pain and scarring and quicker recovery whilst being safer than other techniques.
Mr Stellakis is Chairman of the medical advisory committee at Nuffield Health Warwickshire Hospital (a position he has held for 4 years) and is lead for endoscopy. He has recently lead the endoscopy unit during its successful campaign to gain national accreditation (JAG). Nuffield Health Warwickshire Hospital is one of only three private hospitals to have achieved this currently.
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Advancing the techniques and practice of laparoscopic colorectal cancer
surgery and laparoscopic hernia surgery. Mr Stellakis also trains other
Consultants and Surgeons in these procedures. As Medical Director of the
Endoscopy Unit at Nuffield Health Warwickshire Hospital, Mr Stellakis is
interested in driving up the standards of delivery of colonoscopy and
endoscopy. He has introduced a number of advances that has allowed the hospital
to do that.
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Treatments and tests offered by Mr Michael Stellakis at Nuffield Health
- Gastroscopy (or gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy)
- Therapeutic Endoscopy
- Hernia repair
- Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal)
- Colorectal screening
- Rectal examination under anaesthetic (or rectal EUA)
- Colorectal surgery
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy
- Diagnostic endoscopy
- Rectal prolapse repair
- Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
- Gastrointestinal tract
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
- Fellow Association of Surgeons Great Britain and Ireland
- Fellow Association of Coloproctology Great Britain and Ireland
- Fellow Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons Great Britain and Ireland
- Fellow Royal College of Surgeons (Eng)
Other posts held
- Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Warwick Hospital
- Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust
Insurers Mr Michael Stellakis works with
Mr Michael Stellakis works with the following private medical insurance providers:
- Aviva Health
- AXA PPP Healthcare
- AXA PPP International
- Benenden Health
- Bupa On Demand
- CS Healthcare
- Exeter Family Friendly
- Freedom Health
- Medical Care Direct
- Universal Provident
- Vitality Health (Pru Health)
- Westfield Health WPA
Mr Michael Stellakis has the following interest in this hospital/ another Nuffield Health hospital or the company:
Mr Michael Stellakis is the Medical Advisory Committee Chair for Nuffield Health Warwickshire Hospital . No remuneration is paid for this role, however use of medical secretary services, administrative accommodation and consulting room used in connection with it are not charged for. Services used in connection with the provision of Mr Michael Stellakis' private practice are charged at market rates.
Mr Michael Stellakis does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Mr Michael Stellakis holds the following paid advisory role(s) either at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health:
Mr Michael Stellakis is paid £8,000 per annum for providing consultancy advice for endoscopy services to Nuffield Health Warwickshire Hospital.