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.