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Meet The Team

The team provide a personal care approach to all our patients. We realise that everyone is different and we make every effort to meet all your needs.

Khurshid Akhtar

Mr Akhtar is a Consultant Surgeon with special interest in Advanced Laparoscopic and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery at the Salford Royal Foundation Hospital, which is a University teaching Hospital. He performs large numbers of complex stomach and oesophageal surgery in his NHS and Private Practice.

Mr Akhtar has interest in Obesity Surgery and has had training for it both in England and abroad, and specialises in advanced laparoscopic surgery. He performs Gastric Band and Bypass operations using keyhole techniques. Mr Akhtar has had most of his postgraduate surgical training in the North West of England. In pursuit of his specialist interest he has been to specialist centers in Japan and the United States of America. He completed his post graduate research at the Manchester University and was awarded degree of Doctor Of Medicine (MD) in 2000.

He has been working as consultant surgeon in the Pennine NHS Trust since 2000. He has clinical sessions in Rochdale Infirmary and North Manchester General Hospital. In addition to stomach and oesophageal cancer surgery Mr Akhtar routinely performs laparoscopic operations such as laparoscopic hernia surgery, cholecystectomy, anti-reflux surgery and splenectomy.

General surgery

Obesity surgery
Upper Gastrointestinal surgery
Laparoscopic surgery

Special clinical interests
Obesity surgery
Barrett's oesophagus
Gall bladder disease
Gastric banding
Gastric bypass
Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
Hernia surgery
Stomach and oesophageal cancer

Research interests
Barrett's oesophagus
Minimally invasive surgery

Current NHS and/or university posts
Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon, Salford Royal University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust
Honorary Upper GI Cancer lead consultant, Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust 

Private Practice
Alexandra Hospital, Cheadle
Spire Hospital, Manchester
Highfield Hospital, Rochdale

MBBS, 1983
FRCS (England), 1990
FRCS (Intercollegiate), 1999
Doctor of Medicine (MD) University of Manchester, 2000

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies Royal College of Surgeons of England
Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
Association of Endoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
Manchester Medical Society
British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society

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The Alexandra Hospital, Mill Lane, Cheadle, Manchester. SK8 2PX
Phone Number
0161 495 7786