Mr Wael Elsaify


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

GMC number: 5208351

Practicing since: 1994


General Surgery

Consultation times

  • Monday AM by arrangement
  • Weekly Wednesday PM
  • Overview

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01642 367 448


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.

Personal interests

Mr Elsaify enjoys travelling and spending time with his family.

Languages spoken


Treatments and tests offered by Mr Wael Elsaify at Nuffield Health

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

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 post 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 PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • 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.