Consultant Profile

Mr Alan Li

Mr Alan Li MB ChB FRCS (Eng), FRCS(Gen Surg)
Practicing at:
Spire Manchester Hospital and Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral, Spire Regency Hospital, Cheshire
  • General surgery
    • Gastrointestinal surgery
    • Laparoscopic surgery
    • Obesity
    • Obesity Surgery
  • Weight loss surgery (Obesity)
    Special clinical interests:

    Weight loss surgery (Bariatric, obesity)
    Advanced laparoscopic surgery
    Oesophageal and Gastric Disorders
    Upper Gastro-Intestinal Cancer
    Reflux Disease and Hiatus Hernia
    Endoscopic and Laparoscopic (keyhole) Hernia Surgery
    Gallbladder Disease

    Research interests:

     Upper GI cancer
     Barrett’s oesophagus 
     Gastro-oesophageal reflux 
     Obesity surgery
     Laparoscopic surgery

    Current NHS and /or university posts:
    Consultant Surgeon, Manchester Royal Infirmary
    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

    Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
    Association of Upper GI Surgeons (AUGIS)
    British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMMS)

    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    01625 505412/406
    Private secretary email address:
    Wed evening
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Mr Alan Li was educated in Oxford and graduated from the University of Bristol Medical School. He undertook his surgical training in Leeds/Yorkshire and in Scotland.  He was the University of Leeds Medical School Tutor in Surgery followed by three years as a Research Fellow for the Medical Research Council and the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

    He then travelled to Tokyo and Brisbane as the Senior Clinical Fellow where he developed his practice in gastric cancer and thoracoscopic and laparoscopic (keyhole) oesophageal  cancer surgery.

    He has been a Consultant Surgeon at the Manchester Royal Infirmary since 2007 and is currently the Upper GI Cancer Lead Clinician and heads the Oesophago-Gastric Department which takes in cancer referrals from Central manchester, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford areas. He also receives referrals from across the North West Region for complex and revision benign (non-cancer) procedures.

    Mr Alan Li assisted in his first bypass procedure in 1995 and has been performing independently laparoscopic weight loss procedures since 2006 including gastric band, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric balloon.

    Personal profile:

    Mr Li continues to play rugby union and football and pursues his interest in mountain biking, climbing, winter mountaineering and windsurfing.  He also has more sedate interests as a violinist, pianist and calligrapher.


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    Mr Alan Li

    Mr Alan Li General surgery & Weight loss surgery (Obesity) Consultant, Macclesfield, Cheshire, private hospital specialist.

    For more information, please ring 01625 505412/505406

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