Professor Bilal Al-Sarireh

Mr Bilal Al-Sarireh HMT Sancta Maria Hospital Consultant
Professor Bilal Al-Sarireh is an NHS Consultant who also works at HMT Sancta Maria Hospital in Swansea. His main field is general surgery and his specialities include cholecystectomy, hernia repair and laparoscopic surgery.


Gastrointestinal and laparoscopic surgery




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.

He established a research group in the Institute of Life Science, University of Swansea about pancreas cancer. Published in excess of 100 peer reviewed research paper and supervised higher graduate degrees including MD and PhD.

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 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.

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

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

Professor Al-Sarireh offers the following procedures at Sancta Maria Hospital

– 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)


As well as being involved in educational projects, being on the faculty of several societies including the WIMAT which provides courses for laparoscopic and endoscopic training, Professor Al-Sarireh is also on the review panels for British Journal of Surgery and a member of court of examiners Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

He is a member of the Great Britain and Ireland Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary association (GBIHPBA), Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (AUGIS), The Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (Panc Soc) and the Royal College of Surgeons as well as the International Hepato-Pancreato Biliary Association (IHPBA).

MBBCh, MSc in General Surgery, FRCS, Diploma in Medical Information, MSc in Health Informatics, LLM (Master Medical Law), Dimploma in leadership and management LLM