Professor Bilal Al-Sarireh



GMC number: 5198961

Practising since: 1996


General Surgery

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Professor Bilal Al-Sarireh is a Laparoscopic, General and Gastrointestinal Surgeon.

After qualifying from Jordan University of Science and Technology in 1996, he moved to the UK in 1997 and was awarded a PhD in Surgical Oncology from the University of Nottingham. Thereafter, he had his basic surgical training at St James Hospital in Leeds, and subsequently undertook higher specialist hepato-pancreato biliary (HPB) and laparoscopic surgery training in Liverpool.

In 2009 Professor Al-Sarireh was appointed as a Consultant in Swansea and established the Welsh Pancreato-Biliary Centre of Excellence for Wales.  Professor Al-Sarireh is the Clinical Lead for HPB Surgery at Swansea Bay University Health Board working out of Morriston and Singleton Hospitals in Swansea.

Professor Al-Sarireh continues to manage general surgical problems, but has developed a specialist interest in biliary (gallbladder), liver and pancreas surgical problems. He has extensive experience in endoscopic (magic eye) and laparoscopic (keyhole) management of all aspects of general surgical problems. This includes keyhole surgery for all types of abdominal wall hernia, gallbladder surgery and anti-reflux surgery, as well as extensive experience in performing more advanced complex laparoscopic procedures for the pancreas, liver, spleen and bowel.

Professor Al-Sarireh also runs an active Medico-legal practice where he provides medico-legal reports and acts as an expert witness.

Other interests

Professor Al-Sarireh sees patients with medical problems related to:

Gallstones disease, abdominal wall hernia, Reflux disease (Gastro-oesophageal reflux: Heartburn), Abdominal pain, skin lumps,  general surgery, gastrointestinal surgery,  Liver and pancreas surgery – upper gastrointestinal surgery

Professor Al-Sarireh offers the following procedures:

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (Surgery to remove Gallbladder)

All types of abdominal wall hernia (both open and Key hole laparoscopic repair) including:

Inguinal hernia repair

Umbilical hernia repair 

Epigastric hernia repair

Incisional hernia repair

Ventral hernia repair

– Laparoscopic hiatus hernia repair

Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery

Laparoscopic Heller cardiomyotomy

Excision of skin lesions

Excision of fatty lumps (Lipoma)

Endoscopy: Upper GI endoscopy (OGD)

Languages spoken


Treatments and tests offered by Professor Bilal Al-Sarireh at Nuffield Health

  • Laparoscopic reflux surgery (fundoplication)
  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Hernia repair
  • Excision of skin lesion
  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal)

Locations Professor Bilal Al-Sarireh works with

Related experience


Professor Al-Sarireh established a research group in the Institute of Life Science, University of Swansea about pancreas cancer. Published in excess of 100 peer reviewed research papers and supervised higher graduate degrees including MD and PhD. His research focuses on early diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer.


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Member of the Association of Upper Gastro Intestinal Surgeon of Great Britain and Ireland (AUGIS)

Other posts held

  • Swansea Bay University Health Board Consultant Surgeon

Insurers Professor Bilal Al-Sarireh works with

Professor Bilal Al-Sarireh works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)


Professor Bilal Al-Sarireh does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor Bilal Al-Sarireh does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Professor Bilal Al-Sarireh does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.