Mr Alan Li

Consultant General Surgeon

MB ChB, FRCS (Eng), FRCS(Gen Surg)

Specialises in

Also available for:

Virtual consultations:

I have been a consultant surgeon since 2005 and at the Manchester Royal Infirmary since 2007 where I oversaw a 10-fold increase in the number of OG cancer operations and developed a minimally invasive (keyhole) cancer surgery service and a comprehensive bariatric surgery service.

I am currently a senior OG cancer and bariatric surgeon in Manchester with 15 years’  experience and an expert and experienced lead in cancer, reflux and bariatric surgery including complex revision operations. I provide training, mentorship and support for other surgeons.

I am currently in training to undertake robotic surgery and already provide operations with a minimal scar surgery technique.

I was educated in Oxford and graduated from the University of Bristol Medical School before my apprenticeship took me to Manchester as a Lecturer and Yorkshire as a Surgical Trainee and the University Tutor in Surgery at Leeds.

Having completed my training in Yorkshire and Scotland, I obtained a fellowship to the National Cancer Centre Hospital in Tokyo, Japan in 2005, followed by a prestigious one year position as the Senior Clinical Fellow at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Australia in 2006, where I developed my practice in thoracosopic and laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery for oesophageal and gastric cancer, reflux and hiatus hernia and started my practice in bariatric surgery.

I am currently the Chair of the Bariatric Working Group at Spire Manchester Hospital.

I lecture, chair sessions and provide hands-on workshop training on an annual basis at the Society for Gastrointestinal Intervention International Conference and previously at BOMSS.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Alan Li at Spire include:

General surgery



Other treatments

  • Achalasia
  • Barrett's oesphagus
  • Bowel surgery
  • Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty
  • Fundoplication
  • Minimal scar gastric sleeve (SILS)
  • Reflux treatment
  • Revision surgery
  • Stomach and oesophagus cancer

Get in touch

Important information about COVID-19 tests

COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Cheshire Hospital.


Marketing Information

Spire would like to provide you with marketing information about products and services offered by Spire and by selected third-party partners. If you do not consent for us to process your personal data for marketing activities, we will still be able to contact you about your enquiry.

We may contact you by email, SMS or phone about your enquiry. If we try to contact you by phone (mobile and/or landline) and you are not available, we may leave you a voicemail message. We may also use your details to contact you about patient surveys we use for improving our service or monitoring outcomes, which are not a form of marketing.

Submit my enquiry

Additional information

Gallstone surgery
Gastrointestinal surgery
General surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Upper gastrointestinal cancer
Weight loss surgery

Special Clinical Interests: Acid reflux, Gallbladder disease, Oesophageal and gastric disorders, LINX treatment for acid reflux, Metabolic treatment.

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

Consultant Surgeon, Salford Royal Hospital and Manchester Royal Infirmary.

I am an occasional / retired rugby player with ongoing interests in mountain biking, climbing, winter mountaineering, windsurfing and tennis. I also have more sedate interests as a violinist, pianist and calligrapher. However, my passion is to single-handedly work my sheep and chicken farm and to develop a fully self-sufficient and self-sustainable life. Any spare time is spent herding my animals (or children!).

Telephone 01925 215 087 (Spire Cheshire) or 0161 447 6700 (Spire Manchester)
Private secretary Claire Jenkinson
Private secretary telephone 0161 447 6766