Dr Michael Elliot is a specialist surgical gastroenterologist specialising in colorectal surgery, or surgery of the colon, rectum, anus and pelvic floor. He has been in private practice for the last 26 years and currently practices from the Life Kingsbury Hospital at 303 Fairfield Medical Suites, Wilderness Road, Claremont, Cape Town.
Dr Elliot was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and studied medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital University of London. During this time, he became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of London and Edinburgh. He then obtained his specialist post-graduate colorectal training at St Mark’s Hospital for Diseases of the Colon and Rectum at the University of London, where he later became a senior surgical registrar. (can emphasis be placed on the St Mark’s Hospital, etc.).
In his time as senior surgical registrar, Dr Elliot focused purely on colorectal surgery. He also went on to study at the Mayo Clinic and the Texas Medical Centre in the United States to further his skills as a gastroenterologist.
Today, Dr Elliot operates at the Life Kingsbury Hospital in Cape Town, where he is co-founder of the Gastrointestinal (GIT) ward. He is also involved in the hospital’s Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Unit as well.