Mr Wael Elsaify


MBBCh (Hon), MSc, FRCSI, FRCS (Glas), FRCS (Gen Surg)

GMC number: 5208351

Practising since: 1994


General Surgery

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Mr  Elsaify trained in endocrine and breast surgery at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle- upon -Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He then spent a year as a fellow in endocrine and breast surgery at the Nightingale Centre University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust.

Currently Mr Elsaify runs a wide-ranging general surgery practice in the NHS based at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesborough, where he has been employed as a fully accredited consultant breast, endocrine and general surgeon since 2011.  He is also the lead clinician for endocrine surgery

His special interests are in cancer of the breast and thyroid.  Mr Elsaify works closely with a team of endocrinologists to offer a multidisciplinary approach to thyroid and parathyroid dysfunction.

Mr Elsaify routinely performs gallbladder removal surgery (laparoscopic cholecystectomy) for gallbladder disease.  He also carries out open and keyhole hernia repair surgery and excision of skin lesions, lumps and bumps.

Patient reviews:

April 2021 - "Would highly recommend, surgeons and all staff make you feel welcome and very well looked after. I had a total Thyroidectomy through my insurance cover and now got normality back in my life"

Mar 2021 - "I was fortunate enough to have my hyper parathyroid operation at Nuffield in Norton. From first contact with the pr-assessment team to the operation itself and after, I felt I was in a safe and well organised hospital. Mr Elsaify put me at ease with his confident and easy going manner, as did Anaesthetist Dr Baker and all staff that I can in contact with. The nurses were genuinely caring and nothing was too much trouble. Due to the skill of Mr Elsaify I can honestly say that I felt no pain whatsoever after or since my operation, just a slight irritation in my throat. I am already feeling the benefits to my health. I would like to thank everyone involved in my brief stay and I hope others are as lucky as myself and manage to get treated at Nuffield Health Tees Hospital."         

Personal interests

Mr Elsaify enjoys travelling and spending time with his family.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Wael Elsaify at Nuffield Health

  • Inverted nipple surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Thyroid surgery (thyroidectomy)
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Mastectomy (breast removal)
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)

Locations Mr Wael Elsaify works with

Related experience


Mr Elsaify has an extensive research portfolio. He has published over 20 articles in medical and scientific journals and presented over 30 talks at national and international general surgery meetings.


  • British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons

Other posts held

  • Consultant General Surgeon at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough

Insurers Mr Wael Elsaify works with

Mr Wael Elsaify works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Medical Care Direct
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


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

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

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