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 Michael Elliot is a specialist surgical gastroenterologist ,specialising in diseases of the colon, rectum and anus. (M.B.B.S, London, F.R.C.S.England, F.R.C.S. Edinburgh, and L.R.C.P England).

Dr. Elliot has been in private practice for the last 26 years. He currently practices from the Life Kingsbury Hosptial at 303 Fairfield Medical Suites, Wilderness Road, Claremont, Cape Town. 

He consults and operates at the Life Kingsbury Hospital, The Gastro-Intestinal Unit and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Unit in Wilderness Road, Claremont.

Dr. Elliot is a past Head of the Colorectal Department, of Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town and is a current member of the Editorial board of the International Journal of Colorectal diseases.

He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, studied medicine at St Bartholomews Hospital University of London, England and is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of London, England and Edinburgh, Scotland. He obtained his specialist post-graduate colorectal training at St Marks Hospital for Diseases of the Colon and Rectum at the University of London, England and he was on the staff there for two years, first as a research fellow, then as a senior surgical registrar.

He was Senior Surgical Registrar to Sir Ian Todd P.R.C.S. at St Bartholomews Hospital, London for a period of three years, specialising purely in colorectal surgery.

Dr. Elliot also studied at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota USA, University of Southern California, USC, Los Angeles USA and the Texas Medical centre, Houston, University of Texas, USA.

His surgical mentors were Sir Ian P Todd, past P.R.C.S England, the late Sir Alan Parks, Past  P.R.C.S England, (both Senior Surgeons at St Marks Hospital for Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, University of London, England) and; Robert Beart Jnr, past Chairman, Dept of Colorectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA as well as past President of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

He is first author of forty-six original surgical publications and co-author of over seventy surgical publications.

Dr. Elliot is one of the co-founders of the Gastrointestinal Unit (G.I.T ward) at the Kingsbury Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.

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