Mr Shakeel Akhtar

Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon


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I have been a consultant in oral and maxillofacial surgery for 18 years. I specialise in the diagnosis and management of head and neck cancers. I provide a comprehensive service in orofacial reconstructive surgery, including microvascular free tissue transfer.

While providing a comprehensive service in oral cancer and reconstructive surgery I also provide a service in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The services provided include removal of teeth, impacted wisdom teeth, orthodontic extractions, removal of cysts in the jaw and apicectomies. I also carry out oral medicine (diagnosis and management of oral lumps, diseases of the oral lining and mouth ulcers and diagnosis and management of facial pain - which includes temporomandibular joint dysfunction).

I provide a surgical service for dental implants (dental implant placement, bone grafting and sinus lifting) with the restorative treatment being carried out by experienced dentists whom I work alongside. I also provide a non-surgical facial cosmetic service.

In my experience of oral and maxillofacial surgery for over 25 years I have carried out approximately 1,000 wisdom tooth removal and hundreds of other minor oral surgery procedures. I currently see up to 50 new cancer patients a year, many of which require major surgery.

I am Clinical Director in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. I also sit on the Specialist Training Committee in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Shakeel Akhtar at Spire include:

Oral and maxillofacial surgery

Other treatments

  • Apicectomy; removal of impacted and/or buried tooth or roots
  • Oral cancer surgery (including head and neck (H&N) reconstructive surgery)
  • Oral medicine and oral mucosal lesions
  • Facial dermal fillers

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Aesthetic dermatology
Facial surgery
Head and neck oncology
Head and neck pathology
Head and neck surgery
Non-surgical procedures
Maxillofacial surgery
Oral medicine
Oral surgery
Reconstructive surgery
Skin cancer

Qualification and professional memberships

BDS, FDSRCS (Eng), MBCHB, FRCS, FRCS (OMFS), PGCME / University of Dundee / 1984
Bachelor in Dental Surgery
Qualifications in Dentistry, Medicine and Fellowship in Surgery

Professional memberships

British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Royal College of Surgeons (England)

General Dental Council

General Medical Council

British Medical Association

Professional leadership

Clinical Director for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Research and publications

Head and neck oncology

Current NHS posts

Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals

Personal profile

I am married with three children. I am happy to discuss any aspects of the service with interested practitioners on a personal level.

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