Mr Elijah Ablorsu


  • Specialities General Surgery, Laparoscopy
  • Telephone 02920 836 714
  • Year of first qualification 1999
  • GMC Number 6097510
  • Fax 01443 449 222


Mr Elijah Ablorsu is a Consultant Transplant and General Surgeon at Vale Healthcare, with a special interest in advanced laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery and single incision laparoscopic surgery. He is also based at University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, South Wales.

Mr Ablorsu graduated from Komenius University in Slovakia, gaining a 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, Elijah 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.

Alongside transplantation, Mr Ablorsu has established excellent practice in advanced laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery. His specialist interest in the field is laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery for gallbladder and bile duct stones, laparoscopy for complex groin hernias and abdominal wall and laparoscopic removal of kidneys for Living Donor Transplantation. He also performs single incision laparoscopic surgery achieving better cosmetic effects and less pain.

Specialist interests include:

  • Gallstone disease
  • Laparoscopic (key-hole) and open surgery for gallstones and bile duct stones
  • Complex hernia management
  • Laparoscopic (key-hole) and conventional surgery for inguinal, abdominal wall and incisional hernias
  • Single incision laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery for gallstones and hernias


  • Weekly clinics


Current posts

  • Consultant Transplant and General Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, South Wales

Member of

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Fellow of the European Board of Surgery


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


Mr Elijah Ablorsu works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • Bupa
  • Medical Care Direct
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)

Mr Elijah Ablorsu does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Elijah Ablorsu does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Elijah Ablorsu does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.