MBBS, FRACS, CSSANZ
Colorectal and General Surgeon
Dr Stephen White is a leading independent specialist colorectal and general surgeon.
Based at the John Flynn Private Hospital on the Gold Coast, Dr White provides a premium level of diagnostic testing and treatment in the specific areas of colorectal and anorectal care and laparoscopic surgery.
Dr White graduated from The University of Queensland and subsequently trained at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. He received a fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgery in 1991.
To gain a hands-on understanding of best practice in world-class medical care, Dr White immersed himself with overseas clinicians. He worked as a senior registrar in France, Scotland and England before returning home to Queensland and assuming his position at The John Flynn Hospital in 1995.
In 2004, Dr White became a member of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand. The professional body represents specialist colorectal surgeons across the two countries and is committed to raising the standards in colorectal and intestinal care through research and by promoting best practice in treatment techniques across the sector.
Since 2002, Dr White has been an active member of the Gastrointestinal Society of Australia. The dedicated organisation was established to expand the reach of gastroenterology focussing on the growth and development of the next generation of clinicians who aspire to specialise in the prevention and treatment of all areas of gut disease.
Dr White was the founding member of the Core Specialist Group. He's practised at the coastal location since 1995 where he's delivered an exceptional level of healthcare for thousands of patients experiencing conditions of the colon including bowel cancer, diverticular disease, IBS, and polyps.
As a keen advocate for raising standards of healthcare in his local community, Dr White consults as a visiting medical officer (VMO) in the Tweed Byron Health Network and holds clinical consultations in the Tweed Public Hospital, northern New South Wales.
Committed to helping today's students become world-changing experts of tomorrow, Dr White is a passionate educator holding the position of associate professor and deputy head of the Department of Surgery at Bond University Medical School on the Gold Coast.
In 2003, Dr White began his tenure as co-director of Colorectal Diagnostics Laboratory. Here he oversaw and delivered specialist diagnostic testing and clinical treatment in the prevention and treatment of painful anorectal conditions such as fissures, fistulas, condyloma and haemorrhoids.
In 2015, Dr White founded the Core Specialist Group. Providing a unique multi-disciplinary approach to specialist healthcare, the group of passionate, independent consultants, including surgeons and allied health professionals, offers patients an integrated treatment program focussing on all areas of their health. This cohesive healthcare solution achieves consistently superior patient outcomes raising the standards of clinical treatment across the board.
Committed to research and development, all members of the Core Specialist Group deliver an elite level of specialist training to equip the surgeons of tomorrow with expert skills that will continue to improve outcomes for patients across the world long into the future.
Additional Professional Activities and Contributions
Dr White is a pioneering medical researcher and practitioner.
His forward thinking, innovation and dedication to cutting-edge research led to him becoming one of the first surgeons in the world to use Botox ® in the treatment of anal fissures. A treatment that was presented internationally.
He oversaw the introduction of keyhole laparoscopic colorectal re-section as well as pioneering the treatment of faecal incontinence with sacral nerve stimulation.
Dr White's special medical interest include:
- Pelvic and rectal prolapse testing, evaluation and treatment.
- Chron’s Disease.
- Faecal incontinence.
- Colostomy and ileostomy.
- Anal abscess.