Mr Michael Stellakis

Mr Michael Stellakis at Warwickshire Hernia Centre

Mr Michael Stellakis is one of the UK’s leading laparoscopic abdominal surgeons, offering a range of state-of-the-art treatments for hernia, gallbladder disease, colon cancer, sports groin injuries, and irritable bowel syndrome, from his private practice at Nuffield Health Warwickshire and New Foscote Hospitals.

Mr Stellakis is one of the few UK surgeons who has performed over 2000 TEP laparoscopic hernia repairs with excellent audited results, and is one of the most experienced laparoscopic hernia surgeons in the UK. He has performed over 4000 laparoscopic operations and over 8000 endoscopic investigations. His results are subject to regular audits which are available on line or on request.

The TEP laparoscopic hernia technique, whilst more complex to perform than other keyhole or open hernia repairs, affords the patient less pain and scarring and quicker recovery whilst being safer than other techniques. The technique was pioneered by Mr Mike Bailey at Guildford  hospital 20 years ago. Mr Stellakis had the good fortune to be trained by Mr Bailey and was the first surgeon in the Midlands to perform TEP hernia repairs. The TAPP repair is also performed by Mr Stellakis but for most it is not as good an option for a number of reasons and only used in specific circumstances.

Mr Stellakis uses a modified TEP repair to treat sports groin jury (sportsman’s hernia).

During the UK role out of laparoscopic bowel cancer surgery (2011 to 2015), Mr Stellakis was one of only 57 consultant surgeons in the UK qualified to train and assess other consultants in advanced keyhole techniques for removing bowel cancers. He was an early pioneer of this form of treatment, having set up from scratch the keyhole bowel cancer service at Warwick hospital.  In addition he trained junior surgeons and advanced fellows who went on to introduce the procedures across the Midlands.

Mr Stellakis is an accomplished colonoscopist having performed over 8000 procedures. His colonoscopy comfort and patient satisfaction scores are excellent and he is audited every 6 months at both his NHS and private practice. He treats many patients with abdominal symptoms sand over the last 10 years has developed an interest in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Although extremely common it is to some extent an ignored disease. Patient’s symptoms can be painful and distressing and approaches to management require above all time and patience. This is a scarce commodity in the NHS.

Originally qualifying in Medicine from the University of Bristol in 1991, Mr Stellakis trained at a number of institutes of excellence in London, Paris and Strasbourg, before completing a fellowship in laparoscopic bowel surgery at Frimley Park Hospital in 2004. Mr Stellakis is a fellow of the Association of Coloproctology, Great Britain and Ireland, and of the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons. In addition to his private practice he has over 16 years’ experience as consultant laparoscopic surgeon at South Warwickshire Foundation Trust (SWFT) and is an honorary consultant at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW).

The TEP laparoscopic hernia technique, whilst more complex to perform than other keyhole or open hernia repairs, affords the patient less pain and scarring and quicker recovery whilst being safer than other techniques. The technique was pioneered by Mr Mike Bailey at Guildford  hospital 20 years ago. Mr Stellakis had the good fortune to be trained by Mr Bailey and was the first surgeon in the Midlands to perform TEP hernia repairs. The TAPP repair is also performed by Mr Stellakis but for most it is an inferior operation and only used in specific circumstances.

Mr Stellakis uses a modified TEP repair to treat sport s groin jury (sportsman’s hernia) successfully.

During the UK role out of laparoscopic bowel cancer surgery (2011 to 2015) Mr Stellakis was one of only 57 consultant surgeons in the UK qualified to train and assess other consultants in advanced keyhole techniques for removing bowel cancers. He was an early pioneer of this form of treatment, having set up from scratch the keyhole bowel cancer service at Warwick hospital.  In addition he trained junior surgeons and advanced fellows who went on to introduce the procedures across the Midlands.

Mr Stellakis is an accomplished colonoscopist having performed over 6000 procedures. His colonoscopy comfort and patient satisfaction scores are excellent and he is audited on a regular basis. He treats many patients with abdominal symptoms sand over the last 10 years has developed an interest in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Although extremely common it is to some extent an ignored disease. Patient’s symptoms can be painful and distressing and approaches to management require above all time and patience. This is a scarce commodity in the NHS.

Originally qualifying in Medicine from the University of Bristol in 1991, Mr Stellakis trained at a number of institutes of excellence in London, Paris and Strasbourg, before completing a fellowship in laparoscopic bowel surgery at Frimley Park Hospital in 2004. Mr Stellakis is a fellow of the Association of Coloproctology, Great Britain and Ireland, and of the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons. In addition to his private practice he has 16 years’ experience as consultant laparoscopic surgeon at South Warwickshire Foundation Trust (SWFT) and is an honorary consultant at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW).

NHS  Consultant Colorectal, Laparoscopic and General Surgeon South Warwickshire Foundation Trust (SWFT) (2005 to present)

Honorary NHS Consultant Laparoscopic Surgeon University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) (2021 to present)

Consultant Colorectal, laparoscopic and General Surgeon The Nuffield Hospital, Warwickshire (2005 to present)

Consultant Colorectal, laparoscopic and General Surgeon The New Foscote Hospital, Banbury (2021 to present)

Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee, Nuffield Health Warwickshire (2016 to present)

Clinical Lead for Endsocopy, Nuffield Health Warwickshire (2018 to present)

Chairman of the Local Safety and Governance Committee, Nuffield Health Warwickshire (2016 to present)

Consultant laporoscopic surgeon, South Warwickshire Foundation Trust (2005 – present)

Lead for introduction of Enhanced Recovery Programme to Hospital (2005 – 2016)

Lead for Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery, Warwick Hospital (2008 – 2016)

UK Certificate of Completion of Speciality Training (CCST FRCS) (2004)

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS Eng) (1996)

MBChB, Unversity of Bristol (1991)

BSc. (HONS), University of Bristol (1988)

Trainer and Member of Faculty, National Laparoscopic Training Programme, LapCo (2011 – 2015)

South Warwickshire representative on West Midlands Surgical Training Committee (2010 – 2015)

Reader and Examiner in Medicine, Warwickshire University Medical School (2008 – 2015)

Surgical Tutor for surgical training grades ST1 to ST3 (2007 – 2015)

Consultant Clinical Supervisor for Advanced Scrub Practitioner (2008 – 2009)

Clinical Tutor in Anatomy (1993 – 1995)

Robert T Padwick, Adeel Bajwa, Annabel Shaw, James Francombe, Michael Stellakis, ‘The Two-Week Referral system for Colorectal Cancer – not fit for purpose’. The International Journal of Colorectal Disease DOI: 10.1007/s00384-013-1730-9
DSA Sanders, Yousef A, Carr RA , Stellakis M, ‘MSI-H medullary type adenocarcinoma complicating ileal Crohn’s disease; further molecular insight into Crohn’s related carcinogenesis’. Histopathology 2008 52:519-522
JEO Vella, SM Taibjee, RA Carr, DSA Sanders, M Stellakis, ‘Fibroadenoma of the anogenital region’, J Clin Pathol. 2008 Jul;61(7):871-2
S. Burton, I. Daniels, M. Stellakis, G. Brown, M Abulafi, I. R. Swift, A.R. Norman, D. Tait, D. Cunningham, ‘Evaluation of the role of MRI in staging rectal cancer within the multidisciplinary team setting’, Br J Surg 2003; 90:355–64
MLC Stellakis, KM Reddy, A Arnaout, RI Swift, ‘Hyperplastic polyps and serrated adenomas’. Colonoscopic surveillance? J.R.Col.Surg.Edin & Ire (The Surgeon) 2004; 02 (2): 112-114
MLC Stellakis, IR Daniels, FGM Taylor, P Toomey, MA Raja, ‘Use of Adept in patients with drains after rectal cancer surgery’. Adhesions News and Views 2003; 2: 3
Joe M Sheridan, Tim Bull, Nazira Sumar, Jung Chen, Michael Stellakis, John Hermon –Taylor, ‘Prediction of the structure, function and cellular location of proteins encoded by the GS element, a ‘pathogenicity island’in Mycobacterium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP)’. Biochemical Society Transactions. 2000; 28 (3)
Michael Stellakis, Tim Bull, Nazira Sumar, Jun Cheng, Joe Sheridan and John Hermon-Taylor, ‘Immune responses in mice to DNA vaccination using the C-terminus of p43 (p12) from Mycobacterium avium’ subsp. Paratuberculosis.
John Hermon-Taylor, Timothy John Bull, Joseph Michael Sheridan, Jun Cheng, Michael Laurence Stellakis, Nazira Sumar, ‘The Causation of Crohn’s Disease by Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis’. [Review 371 refs] . Can.J.Gastroenterol 2000; 14 (6): 521-539
Stellakis, MLC; Leach RD, ‘Small bowel obstruction due to solitary metastasis from carcinoma of the breast’. Breast. 1999;8(3):139-40
M.L.C. Stellakis, K.M. Reddy T.Khaliq and A.G.T.W. Fiennes, ‘Interparietal hernia mimicking malignant small bowel obstruction’. Hernia, 1999; 3: 37-38
Stellakis, M; Kirwan, J; Snow P., ‘General practitioner referrals to a rheumatology unit’. Br. J. Rheum, 1990; 29 (3): 237-238
Tabener, P; Stellakis, M.L.C., ‘Effects of chronic ethanol consumption on insulin sensitivity in normal and diabetic mice’. Br. J. Pharmac 1989; 96: 24

Recipient of two Clinical Excellence Awards

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland

Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons

British Medical Association

NHS  Consultant Colorectal, Laparoscopic and General Surgeon South Warwickshire Foundation Trust (SWFT) (2005 to present)

Honorary NHS Consultant Laparoscopic Surgeon University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) (2021 to present)

Consultant Colorectal, laparoscopic and General Surgeon The Nuffield Hospital, Warwickshire (2005 to present)

Consultant Colorectal, laparoscopic and General Surgeon The New Foscote Hospital, Banbury (2021 to present)

Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee, Nuffield Health Warwickshire (2016 to present)

Clinical Lead for Endsocopy, Nuffield Health Warwickshire (2018 to present)

Chairman of the Local Safety and Governance Committee, Nuffield Health Warwickshire (2016 to present)

Consultant laporoscopic surgeon, South Warwickshire Foundation Trust (2005 – present)

Lead for introduction of Enhanced Recovery Programme to Hospital (2005 – 2016)

Lead for Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery, Warwick Hospital (2008 – 2016)

UK Certificate of Completion of Speciality Training (CCST FRCS) (2004)

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS Eng) (1996)

MBChB, Unversity of Bristol (1991)

BSc. (HONS), University of Bristol (1988)

Trainer and Member of Faculty, National Laparoscopic Training Programme, LapCo (2011 – 2015)

South Warwickshire representative on West Midlands Surgical Training Committee (2010 – 2015)

Reader and Examiner in Medicine, Warwickshire University Medical School (2008 – 2015)

Surgical Tutor for surgical training grades ST1 to ST3 (2007 – 2015)

Consultant Clinical Supervisor for Advanced Scrub Practitioner (2008 – 2009)

Clinical Tutor in Anatomy (1993 – 1995)

Robert T Padwick, Adeel Bajwa, Annabel Shaw, James Francombe, Michael Stellakis, ‘The Two-Week Referral system for Colorectal Cancer – not fit for purpose’. The International Journal of Colorectal Disease DOI: 10.1007/s00384-013-1730-9
DSA Sanders, Yousef A, Carr RA , Stellakis M, ‘MSI-H medullary type adenocarcinoma complicating ileal Crohn’s disease; further molecular insight into Crohn’s related carcinogenesis’. Histopathology 2008 52:519-522
JEO Vella, SM Taibjee, RA Carr, DSA Sanders, M Stellakis, ‘Fibroadenoma of the anogenital region’, J Clin Pathol. 2008 Jul;61(7):871-2
S. Burton, I. Daniels, M. Stellakis, G. Brown, M Abulafi, I. R. Swift, A.R. Norman, D. Tait, D. Cunningham, ‘Evaluation of the role of MRI in staging rectal cancer within the multidisciplinary team setting’, Br J Surg 2003; 90:355–64
MLC Stellakis, KM Reddy, A Arnaout, RI Swift, ‘Hyperplastic polyps and serrated adenomas’. Colonoscopic surveillance? J.R.Col.Surg.Edin & Ire (The Surgeon) 2004; 02 (2): 112-114
MLC Stellakis, IR Daniels, FGM Taylor, P Toomey, MA Raja, ‘Use of Adept in patients with drains after rectal cancer surgery’. Adhesions News and Views 2003; 2: 3
Joe M Sheridan, Tim Bull, Nazira Sumar, Jung Chen, Michael Stellakis, John Hermon –Taylor, ‘Prediction of the structure, function and cellular location of proteins encoded by the GS element, a ‘pathogenicity island’in Mycobacterium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP)’. Biochemical Society Transactions. 2000; 28 (3)
Michael Stellakis, Tim Bull, Nazira Sumar, Jun Cheng, Joe Sheridan and John Hermon-Taylor, ‘Immune responses in mice to DNA vaccination using the C-terminus of p43 (p12) from Mycobacterium avium’ subsp. Paratuberculosis.
John Hermon-Taylor, Timothy John Bull, Joseph Michael Sheridan, Jun Cheng, Michael Laurence Stellakis, Nazira Sumar, ‘The Causation of Crohn’s Disease by Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis’. [Review 371 refs] . Can.J.Gastroenterol 2000; 14 (6): 521-539
Stellakis, MLC; Leach RD, ‘Small bowel obstruction due to solitary metastasis from carcinoma of the breast’. Breast. 1999;8(3):139-40
M.L.C. Stellakis, K.M. Reddy T.Khaliq and A.G.T.W. Fiennes, ‘Interparietal hernia mimicking malignant small bowel obstruction’. Hernia, 1999; 3: 37-38
Stellakis, M; Kirwan, J; Snow P., ‘General practitioner referrals to a rheumatology unit’. Br. J. Rheum, 1990; 29 (3): 237-238
Tabener, P; Stellakis, M.L.C., ‘Effects of chronic ethanol consumption on insulin sensitivity in normal and diabetic mice’. Br. J. Pharmac 1989; 96: 24

Recipient of two Clinical Excellence Awards

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland

Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons

British Medical Association