Treatment restrictions due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

As part of our longstanding relationship, we are proud to be dedicating our resources to the NHS at this important time. As a result many of our treatments are currently suspended and we are reviewing all planned procedures and consultations. We are making every effort to talk to impacted patients and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Mr Alan Li

Consultant General Surgeon
MB ChB, FRCS (Eng), FRCS(Gen Surg)

Practising at

Spire Cheshire Hospital

Spire Manchester Hospital

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Treatment information

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

General surgery


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Professional profile

I have been a Consultant Surgeon at the Manchester Royal Infirmary since 2007, where I am currently the Upper GI Cancer Lead Clinician and lead the Oesophago-Gastric Department.

I developed my practice in gastric cancer and thoracoscopic and laparoscopic (keyhole) oesophageal cancer surgery during my time in Tokyo and Brisbane. I assisted in my first bypass procedure in 1995 and have been independently performing laparoscopic weight loss procedures since 2006 including gastric band, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric balloon.

I was educated in Oxford and graduated from the University of Bristol Medical School, before undertaking my surgical training in Leeds and Scotland. Following three years as a Research Fellow for the Medical Research Council and the Royal College of Surgeons of England, I was the University of Leeds Medical School Tutor in Surgery. I then travelled to Tokyo and Brisbane as the Senior Clinical Fellow.

Clinical Interests

General surgery
Weight loss surgery
Gastrointestinal surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery

Special Clinical Interests: Gallbladder Disease, Oesophageal and Gastric Disorders, Upper Gastro-Intestinal Cancer.

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Marketing Information

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

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

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Surgeon, Manchester Royal Infirmary

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Personal Profile

I continue to play rugby union and football and I am interested in mountain biking, climbing, winter mountaineering and windsurfing. I also have more sedate interests as a violinist, pianist and calligrapher.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0161 447 6700 (Spire Manchester) or 01925 215 087 (Spire Cheshire) or 01625 505406 (Spire Regency)
Private secretary Claire Jenkinson
Private secretary telephone 0161 447 6766