Consultant Profile

Mr Elijah Ablorsu

Mr Elijah Ablorsu MD, FRCS, FEBS
Practicing at:
Spire Cardiff Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
    • Minimal access surgery
Special clinical interests:
  • General Surgery
  • Transplant Surgery
Research interests:

Hernia Surgery, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantations

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant in Transplant and General Surgery with an interest in Hernia and Gallbladder Surgery.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
  • Welsh Surgical Society
  • Royal College of Surgery of England
  • European Board of Surgery
  • British Hernia Society
  • British Transplantation Society
  • European Society of Organ Transplantation
  • American Transplant Society
  • The Transplantation Society
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
029 2073 6011
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr. Elijah Ablorsu is a Consultant in Transplant and General Surgery, with a special interest in hernia and gallstone surgery. He is based at University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.

Mr. Ablorsu graduated from Komenius University in Slovakia, gaining an MD degree in 1999; where he also started his postgraduate surgical training. During his training he developed a special interest in liver, biliary and pancreatic surgery, pancreas and kidney transplantation.

After completing his specialist training in General and Upper GI Surgery, he held a Fellowship in Liver and Pancreatic Surgery at Hammersmith Hospital in London; a Transplant Fellowship in Manchester; and a Fellowship in Liver and Transplant Surgery in Oxford.

He is a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England and a Fellow of The European Board of Surgery, a member of The British Hernia Society and the Welsh Surgical Society.

Mr. Ablorsu has established excellent practice in gallstones and hernia surgery, where _he applies his skills in advanced laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery. He has extensive experiences in all types of hernia, particularly in laparoscopic hernia repair. Patients benefit from reduced post-operative pain, faster recovery and better cosmetic effect.

He regularly presents his work in national and international forums, and regularly publishes in peer reviewed surgical journals.

Specialist interest:

  • Complex hernia management
  • Gallstones management
  • Laparoscopic (key-hole) and open surgery for gallstones and bile duct stones
  • Laparoscopic and conventional surgery for inguinal, abdominal wall and _incisional hernias
  • Single incision laparoscopic surgery for gallstones and hernias
Personal profile:

I find my job very interesting and exciting. However, my family is essential for me, and I have managed to find a balance between my professional and my private life. I spend most of my free time with my wife and two children.

Sport is another area of my interest. Since childhood I have been playing a variety of sports (athletics and karate) which helps me to keep my body fit and my mind focused. Sport is as surgery: you must have aim and stay persistent to reach goals.

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Mr Elijah Ablorsu

Mr Elijah Ablorsu

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