Consultant Profile

Mr Shakeel Akhtar

Mr Shakeel Akhtar BDS, FDS RCS, MB ChB, FRCS, (OMFS)
Practicing at:
Spire Fylde Coast Hospital
  • Cosmetic Surgery
    • Ears
    • Eyes
    • Face
    • Nose
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
    • Facial surgery
    • Head and neck surgery
Special clinical interests:
Head and neck oncology, skin cancer surgery, facial aesthetic surgery, medico-legal reports, dento- alveolar surgery, dental implants, treatment of facial wrinkles using the latest injectable techniques.
Research interests:
Head and neck oncology
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Royal College of Surgeons (England)
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0800 092 9601
Private secretary telephone number:
0800 092 9601
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:
As a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery, I deal exclusively with problems in the head and neck region. I have completed dual medical and dental degrees, in addition to dental and surgical fellowships. Also I have completed overseas fellowships in orthognathic surgery (Holland) and facial plastic surgery (USA). I now practice the whole range of the speciality including dento-alveolar surgery (wisdom teeth, apicectomy and removal of impacted and buried teeth), salivary gland surgery (both surgical and non-surgical) temporo-mandibular joint disorders, the treatment and reconstruction of oral and facial cancer, (including facial skin cancer) and facial cosmetic surgery. Whilst retaining an interest in trauma in general (advanced trauma life support instructor), facial trauma (bony and soft tissue) is an area of special interest. To this end provision of Medico-Legal reports is an integral part of my interests.

I qualified in dentistry at Dundee in 1984 and spent three years in hospital practice in oral surgery. Having enjoyed life as an undergraduate so much, I decided to undertake more in the form of another five years at university in Manchester (undertaking my medical course). I spent my spare time doing locum work and sessions in dental practice. Having finally completed nine years as a student, serious work eventually beckoned. Pre-registration house jobs, followed by a surgical rotation in the North West, led to a trip across the border into North Wales. Five years in specialist training eventually allowed me to gain useful employment in Blackpool and Preston in time for the millennium celebrations. Somewhere within this time scale I managed to find a little time to pass the fellowship in dental surgery, the fellowship of the Royal College of Surgery (general surgery) and the intercollegiate FRCS in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Personal profile:
Mr Akhtar is married with three children. Mr Akhtar is happy to discuss any aspects of the service with interested practitioners on a personal level.

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Mr Shakeel Akhtar

Mr Shakeel Akhtar

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